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1600 ft of wonderland replete with a huge, blow-up bubble tea installation. Included access to some the most wondrous boba at the door
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The Boba Room is the first bubble tea wonderland for boba lovers.

www.thebobaroom.com 

Curated by Chaimi Food Studio 

In my mind, boba tea is always a scene belongs to the younger kids and the scene usually related with typical HongKong and Taiwan. Contemporary and playful is our guidance when reshaping this Asian popular culture and drinking experience in the City of New York.

With your help, this will be an exciting, multicultural and multisensory experience. Here's a sneak peek:

The Boba Room is one-thousand six-hundred square feet of pure, dreamy boba tea wonderland replete with a decorative installation. The Boba Room will be hosted by Open Space Gallery from April 22nd to May 6th on the Bowery @ 355A.

  • The huge, blow-up bubble tea installtion

The whole installation comes from a simple sentiment shared by Yanqiong Zeng and Iris Danlu Xing, the co-founders of Chaimi Food Studio: life would be amazing if it occurred in a cup of bubble tea which constantly replenished its stock with the best tapioca and tea that Jesus himself could find. As such there are bouncing bubbles twenty-five inches in diameter and six feet-long gummy shapes which simply define cute: smiley faces, hearts, and even lollipops! Possibly so much an inverse of a David Lynchian depiction that it comes around and becomes harrowingly Lynchian, this is Yanz and Iris' version of the dream world!

environment rendering
environment rendering

 

setting up for testing
setting up for testing

 

 

testing in our studio
testing in our studio
  • The most wondrous bubble tea will be served

In The Boba Room, visitors will be also served with the most popular bubble tea in New York City from different bubble tea brands. Included Vivi Bubble Tea Tales LES, Tea and Milk, Pa Tea and Gong Cha. Each brand will enter The Boba Room on different days so stay tuned! Check out Boba Tea Room's Instagram page @thebobaroom as well as at thebobaroom.com

bubble tea from Tea and Milk
bubble tea from Tea and Milk

 

bubble float from Vivi bubble tea
bubble float from Vivi bubble tea

 

oreo bubble tea from Gong Cha
oreo bubble tea from Gong Cha

 

stubby size from Pa Tea
stubby size from Pa Tea

 

 

  • Other art works from artist all over the world

The Boba Room is a collaboration with artists and makers from various backgrounds all over the world. There will be Neon Art made by Natalie Jarvis (Electric Confetti), a spectacular wall painting completed by Melody Shih. As well as a grand iridescent gradient wall installation with the help from many of our  to build up this bubble tea mausoleum.

neon art from Electric Confetti
neon art from Electric Confetti

 

neon sign by Electric Confetti
neon sign by Electric Confetti

 

iridescent wall installation
iridescent wall installation

 

wall painting from Melody Shih
wall painting from Melody Shih

 

Why we need your help

We need your financial support through Kickstarter so that we’ll be able to:

  • Buy material to build The Boba Room (That’s the really expensive part.) 
  • Collaborate with talented of all background to make The Boba Room more diversity. 
  • Enable thousands of people, young and old, to learn about the charming Asian pop culture through the lens of bubble tea.

What you get

(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea
(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea

 

(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (3) Bubble tea vinyl stickers
(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (3) Bubble tea vinyl stickers

 

(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (3) Boba pin (choose 1 from the 3)
(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (3) Boba pin (choose 1 from the 3)

 

(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (3) The Boba Room tote bag
(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (3) The Boba Room tote bag

 

(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (3) Bubble tea vinyl sticker (4) The Boba Room tote bag (5) Booklet of Bubble tea recipes
(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (3) Bubble tea vinyl sticker (4) The Boba Room tote bag (5) Booklet of Bubble tea recipes

 

(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (x2) (2) Bubble tea vinyl sticker (x2) (3) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (x2) (4) Boba pin (x2) (5) The Boba Room tote bag (6) Booklet of Bubble tea recipes
(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (x2) (2) Bubble tea vinyl sticker (x2) (3) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (x2) (4) Boba pin (x2) (5) The Boba Room tote bag (6) Booklet of Bubble tea recipes

 

(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (x2) (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (x2) (3) Bubble tea vinyl sticker (x2) (4) Boba pin (x2) (5) The Boba Room tote bag (x2) (6) Booklet of Bubble tea recipes (x2)
(1) Ticket to The Boba Room (x2) (2) Your name sticker on your bubble tea (x2) (3) Bubble tea vinyl sticker (x2) (4) Boba pin (x2) (5) The Boba Room tote bag (x2) (6) Booklet of Bubble tea recipes (x2)

 

(1) 3 hours of totally private use of The Boba Room  (2) up to 30 guests  (3) bubble tea will be served  (4) live music  (5) access to the art installation
(1) 3 hours of totally private use of The Boba Room (2) up to 30 guests (3) bubble tea will be served (4) live music (5) access to the art installation

 

 

Risks and challenges

We take our mission and our work very seriously. However, as with any complex project, we may hit unforeseen obstacles.

Having run one successful pop-up event in TriBeCa already, we have our contingency plans in place. We have identified all of our vendors and will be ready to place orders once the campaign reaches its goal. However, there may be damage of material due to the long-distance delivery.

While there are some things outside of our control, we will keep all of our backers updated on the project status. Thank you again for your support.

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    Sugar

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    Milk

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    Cream

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    Tea

    Ticket includes a boba tea and access to the whole boba room. And we will give you the voucher sticker with your name at the entry when check in as well as one of our stunning tote bags!

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    Boba

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    Boba for two

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    Grande Size for two

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    Your Private Boba Room

    Do you want to have your special events(birthday, propose, social networking, screening, celebration etc) in this dreamland? It definitely will be a great idea!
    - 3 hours of totally private use of The Boba Room
    - up to 30 guests
    - bubble tea will be served
    - live music
    - access to the art installation

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