The Boba Room is the first bubble tea wonderland for boba lovers.
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!
- 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
- 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.
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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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