Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another Christmas gift idea!

Normann Copenhagen - Cognac Glasses

Designed by Rikke Hagen

Concept: These glasses are a beautiful combination of of function and pleasure!

The glass was designed to reflect the deep colour and movement of the liquid.

$100 (box of 2)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Designfenzider SALE

Designfenzider Fruit Bowl # 7 $440 now $300
Designfenzider Fruit Bowl # 8 $490 now $340

Designfenzider CandlestickMaker $50 now $35ea

Designfenzider (NYC) is now 30% off... a great time to pick up an incredible piece by Ron Gilad.

COMING SOON.... to a Test Tube near you!

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.

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.

We will update images as soon as they arrive instore.....

CHRISTMAS... just around the corner!

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/

And remember, we offer FREE gift wrapping!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

QUBUS - sale instore

Water Proof Boot - White RRP $270 now $189 - SOLD OUT
Waterproof Boot - Onion RRP $330 Now $230

Waterproof Boot - Black RRP $330 Now $230 - SOLD OUT

Cola Cup - Recycle
Cola Cup - Best Before

Cola Cup RRP $50 now $35

Factory Vase RRP $120 now $84

Lace Vase RRP $85 now $59

Spirit of the East RRP$120 now $84

Norwegian Wood RRP $110 now $77

Little Joseph Candleholder - RRP$120 now $84

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.
(Images and information courtesy of Qubus)

Monday, May 11, 2009

INSTORE NOW: Sarah Cihat (Brooklyn) "DIRT"

Born in Cookeville, Tennessee, Sarah Cihat attended the Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she earned a B.F.A in Product Design. She works from her studio in Brooklyn.
"Dirt", a porcelain collection, will be exclusively stocked in Test Tube.
(all information and images courtesy of Sarah Cihat www.sarahcihat.com)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The one to watch - Pepe Heykoop

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.

*Dutch Invertuals at Salone del mobile 2009: presenting: the Brickchair and Soft oak chair
*Chaneldrip for new gallery of sheik Majed Al Sabah
*1st prize interior innovation award duringimm cologne 2009 [d3] contest : A restless chairacter *1st chairacter sold a Pierre Berger auctions, Brussels
*A restless chairacter: edition of 12 signed protoypes for sale
*imm cologne 2009 participation [d3] contest: A restless chairacter
*Graduation Galleries: A Restless Chairacter(Design Academy Eindhoven) Lightness Of Being
*Designhuis "Talent" : A restless chairacter(100 best graduations worldwide 2008)
*Smalle haven: Brickchair, Brickchandelier dutch designweek.
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
(All information and images courtesy of http://www.pepeheykoop.nl/)

Latest Arrivals - Domestic (France)

"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.

Instore Now:

2.Dotline Blue 25x25cm RRP$45
3.Dotline Orange 25x25cm RRP $45
5.Chlorophyl 100x100cm RRP $185

5.5 DESIGNERS (France)
1.Vase + 1 flower 25x25cm 1 sticker + 1 vase RRP $49.95
4.Vinyl Hanger + Hook 25x25cm RRP $49.95
6.Vinyl Keys 50 x 50 cm 1 vinyl + hooks RRP $ 130.00
8.Vinyl Flower + 4 80 x 80 cm + 4 vases RRP $ 170.00

INEKE HANS (The Netherlands)
10.Golden Birds 250 x 170 cm RRP $220.00

STUDIO JOB (The Netherlands)
7.Little Pantheon Gold 50 x 50cm RRP $95
9.Little Pantheon Black 50 x 50 cm RRP $95

11.Measuring Plant 210 x 40 cm RRP$ 165.00

(all images courtesy of www.domestic.fr)

At last!


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.

Contact details:
Shop 6/595 Beaufort St (cnr Chelmsford Rd)
Mt Lawley 6050
T: 08 9228 1118
E: info@testtubeobjects.com
OPEN: 10-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Thurs til 7pm

Romina & Conor