Tomás Alonso was born in Vigo (Spain) in 1974 and currently lives and works in London. He has been studying and working in the USA, Italy and Australia before moving to London to complete a MA at the Royal College of Art (RCA).
In 2006, he cofounded the design collective OKAYstudio with 5 other recent graduates from the RCA. His work has been widely published and exhibited, from the Victoria & Albert Museum, Aram gallery or Whitechapel Gallery in London to exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Canada, Japan… He has been recently included in the permanent collection of the Design Museum in London.
The tube turns around its subject like a tortured trombone. It never really seems to reach it while physically supporting it (design loves structure). Furthermore it remains whole, as if it tried, in this way also, to mark its distinction.The tube is everywhere parts of a single whole without welding, assembling, nor breakages, except a series of bends. A knot on its way to being freed.