Stanley Ruiz (USA)is an industrial designer and media artist with anextensive background in craft design and production. In his works, he fuses the industrial with the natural to create strange yet familiar contemporary designed objects. www.stanleyruiz.com
ANYTHING (JAPAN) ANYTHING is a collaboration between UK designer Michael Sodeau and Japanese company Suikosha. Together they have produced their first collection of practical and functional stationary design. www.anything-design.com
We will update images as soon as they arrive instore.....
Despite our lack of communication, Test Tube is still very much alive and kicking!
With Christmas just around the corner, we felt it was time to update you with the latest developments at Test Tube.
CIRE TRUDON Candles (Paris).These exquisite vegetal candles were established in 1643. Biodegradable and made from 100% natural ingredients, they are each inspired by a particular person or event. $95ea or $180 for a set of 3. www.ciretrudon.com
AIAIAI Headphones & Laptop Sleeves Compatible with standard 3,5mm jack plugs, they fit iPods, iPhones, mostMP3 players and laptops.Three sets of buds (two silicone and one foam) adjust the headset for comfort and all promise sound-isolation and full-spectrum sound thanks toengineering by C4 studios. $70-$80 headphones. The AIAIAI Laptop sleeves are made in a collaboration between AIAIAI and the young Danish fashion label Thank You For Clapping. The Sleeves consists of three layers, combined to give excellent protection for your laptop. $100-$110 sleeves. http://www.aiaiai.dk/
DOMESTIC Vynils (Paris) Domestic introduces collections of objects designed by designers, graphic artists and artists gathered around innovating and new concepts and themes. Domestic wall stickers are a great alternative to wallpaper. $49.95- $220 eahttp://www.domestic.fr/
The Qubus Studio was founded in 2002 in Prague, Czech Republic. Thirteen years after the fall of Communism, Jakub Berdych and Maxim Velcovsky decided to establish a multidisciplinary platform for experimenting – in the new context – with traditional Czech materials such as porcelain or glass. During the five years of its existence, Qubus has produced dozens of shapes and designs respected both in the Czech Republic and abroad. The product portfolio of the studio, which in 2004 also branched into interior and graphic design, ranges from exclusive tailor-made creations for private gallery owners to projects for multinationals. The works of the Qubus team draw on the studio’s unique Eastern experience. On a path from Communism to Consumerism, the studio offers original cocktails blending a variety of forms in new contexts, whether created by traditional techniques or latest technologies.
Born in Leiden, The Netherlands, this 25 year old graduated in 2008 from Design Academy Eindhoven. Having interned with another great, Jergen Bey (Bertjan Pot) in 2007, Pepe has embarked on an amazing career as an industrial designer.
TAPEPOT (instore at Test Tube $POA) "The Tapepots were found in a 2nd hand shop, already standing like this in the section 'teapots'. Now that they have a new skin (wrapped around with tape) they are ready for a 2nd life. The inside merged and became one. " Pepe Heykoop
RAFCHAIR (instore at ZEKKA - not for sale)
"Startingpoint on this chair is to give an interpreation on the work of fashiondesigner Raf Simons. The chair is commisioned by Zekka , a Fashionstore in Perth. An Ann Demeulemeester-chair will follow up soon." Pepe Heykoop
"Run by Stéphane Arriubergé and Massimiliano Iorio, Domestic introduces collections of objects designed by designers, graphic artists and artists gathered around innovating and new concepts and themes. All these objects have the particularity of offering an area where the end user can intervene and be free in the creation process" - http://www.domestic.fr/
Courtesy of some of the most innovative designers worldwide, Domestic wall stickers are a great alternative to wallpaper.
We have finally landed..... it has taken us a really long time to get an online presence, thank you for your patience. We are in the process of establishing our website (not too long now) and will be using this blog as a temporary way to keep you informed.
A trip down memory lane.... Established in September 2006 we have largely focused on importing a selection of what we consider to be some of the most interesting and exciting designer products from around the globe. Current collections that we represent are, Esque Designs (Portland,Oregon), Kiki van Eijk (The Netherlands), Pepe Heykoop (The Netherlands),BXCSY (The Netherlands), Designfenzider (USA), Industreal (Italy), Qubus(Czech Republic), and Tse Tse (France). We will represent Sarah Cihat(USA) shortly.
We are constantly sourcing the globe to bring our clients the best the design world has to offer.