MoMA Design Store Hong Kong Launches The Record Shop
Fans of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones, listen up. MoMA Design Store Hong Kong will celebrate its first anniversary with the launch of The Record Shop at K11 Musea from September 16 to the end of November this year. The limited-time pop-up store pays tribute to 20th-century pop culture which is known for its intersection of music and design.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York was the first art museum to establish a curatorial department dedicated to architecture and design. By mid-century, it defined and promoted the values of “good design”. Hong Kong’s MoMA Design Store continues this rationale. It offers modern, cutting edge design products as well as items produced exclusively for MoMA, with every purchase supporting the New York museum’s exhibitions.
Speaking of the pop-up, Emmanuel Plat, Director of Merchandising at MoMA, stated, “The connection between music and design can be seen for decades. This pop-up is a celebration of that relationship, acknowledging the significance of art in music.”
At the heart of the pop-up is more than 45 new long-playing records straight from MoMA’s permanent collection. It features special edition designs by modern artists, including Andy Warhol who created a cover for jazz musician Thelonious Monk to explore the relationship between man and machine-made objects; Yoko Ono, wife and artistic partner of musician John Lennon, who used a time-delay camera with Lennon to take nude photographs of themselves for the cover of Unfinished Music No.1; and Raymond Pettibon who designed album covers for punk rock band Black Flag in the 1970s. The assortment highlights how design has contributed to some of the most well-known albums of our generation.
Records by the most influential recording artists, including Hall of Fame musicians, will be available in a genre-spanning selection which mirrors the history of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Rubber Soul and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club by The Beatles, Nevermind by Nirvana, classic rock albums by The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Joy Division, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, albums from hip-hop trailblazers Run D.MC, legendary jazz musician Miles Davis, punk rock icons Sex Pistols and The Ramones––and the list goes on.
To amplify the experience of listening to these all-time favourites, The Record Shop will also offer the latest assortment of high-end design audio gear such as turntables, speakers and headphones from Brionvega, TEAC, Denon and Marshall.