If you’re anything of an art lover—or at least, someone who can appreciate a fine piece of art—then hold on to your paintbrushes, because the MoMA Design Store is now open at K11 Musea.
One of the world’s most reputable—and arguably most creative—lifestyle destinations has arrived on our shores. The opening at K11 Musea will mark the Hong Kong outlet as the biggest MoMA Design Store in the whole of Asia, beating out its two other locations in Tokyo and Kyoto. Take that, Japan.
MoMA Design Store in Kyoto
In case you’re not familiar, this anything-but-ordinary gift shop is an extension of New York’s uber-famous Museum of Modern Art. Not only does this shopping mecca feature a wide range of innovative products inspired by some of the world’s most celebrated artists—such as Andy Warhol, Picasso, and Monet—but it also provides a platform for talented creatives from all over the globe to showcase their most ingenious design concepts. All design objects that the store carries have to go through a rigorous eight-part vetting process to ensure that every item on its shelves speaks true to MoMA’s “Good Design” ethos. A strong emphasis is placed on recognising the cultural importance of design, which has traditionally tagged behind more traditional mediums like paintings and sculptures.
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Photo courtesy of MoMa Design Store
So what’s special about this particular store in Hong Kong? Well, apart from being the largest MoMA Design Store in Asia—and the first to be located in China—the store will also showcase an unprecedented selection of design products and gifts exclusively developed for our city. Artists who have previously made an impressive mark on the Hong Kong arts scene, such as KAWS and Yayoi Kusama—you know, all the cool stuff you keep seeing on Instagram—will be featured prominently.
Head down to K11 this weekend to browse through and familiarise yourself with all the amazing goods on offer!
MoMa Design Store
, Shop 135, 1/F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Originally published on May 30, 2019 by Jenny Leung. Updated on August 28, 2019 by Jen Paolini.
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