Food, Skyscrapers, regarded as the birthplace of designer toys and a melting pot of culture with traditions and the mesmerising iconic old skool neon lights glistening at night is Hong Kong! One place making a name for itself is kkplus at Hong Kong’s Langham Place. A couple of weeks back kk plus had all the eyes on them as they presented the KKPLUS CITY vaporware! kkplus in Vaporwave” Exhibition which is visually stunning. KKPLUS CITY is totally a brand new experience of designer art collectable toys and we can’t wait to visit ourselves. Let us stop rambling and check out a glimpse of KKPLUS CITY below. WARNING may contain toy porn!
Earlier this summer, kkplus released a minute-long concept video, replicating a world full of toys for you to experience. The clip shows the protagonist, named K, falling into a gap of time and lands in a two-dimensional animated world that is constructed on the vaporwave aesthetics – the KKPLUS CITY. In his adventure, he teams up with various familiar characters and toys to experience all the thrills and excitement. In this magnificent city co-created by toys and human, there are time capsules to break open and childhood memories to be revived. A streak of chromatic light is flaring, and it belongs to the neon signs residing in KKPLUS CITY. The city proclaims its nostalgia for the good old days through toys, arcade machines, cassette tapes, vinyls and other artefacts. This summer, transport among toys from the past and future at Langham place’s “kkplus in Vaporwave” in Hong Kong.
In KKPLUS CITY, a variety of pop culture products is dispersed with toys standing out, as they are an alternative form of time capsule. References from the 80s and 90s surround visitors in an ensemble of motorcycle, musical zone, game zone and the distinctive sunset. The inspiration for toys is inseparable from music, illustration, animation, and technology, and you can find all the relevant collectibles here at KKPLUS CITY. A 1:1 replica of the iconic red motorcycle, enlarged versions of the vinyl turntable and cassette player, 4-metre high giant LED gradient sunset, arcade gaming machines, genuine neon signs saying “kkplus toy store” and “Langham Place” created by Hong Kong neon light master Wu Chi-kai, and numerous LED signs in the style of Vaporwave are all displayed at the exhibition to perfectly recreate a Vaporwave world.
KKPLUS CITY is a feature project by the trendy toys platform, amassing over hundreds toys of past and present, vinyl, ornaments, and anything able to encapsulate your unique attachment to pop culture. In all corners of KKPLUS CITY, whether you are pursuing innovation or adhering to tradition, even if you have different personalities and styles, you can enjoy the toy world where the past and the future are blended, art and fashion are parallel. Besides the exhibition, kkplus now also has a new flagship store opened at the same site, with kkafe café, exotic plant store, sake machines, gallery, clothing and music store, providing kidults with a brand new experience of toys.
“kkplus in Vaporwave” Exhibition
Date: NOW until 29th August 2021
Venue: L4 & L12, Langham Place, Hong Kong
Address: 02 – 11, L12, Langham Place, Hong Kong
(All media and info lifted from kkplus )
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