Guineapig is an experimental design studio creating extraordinary, functional objects.

We are a team of inventors, designers, artists & engineers, working from our buzzing ‘Hutch’ in the seaside town of Brighton.

Harvey & John

Richard Harvey and Keivor John are the inventors behind Guineapig.

Back in 2011, they founded their eponymous design consultancy, Harvey & John. The duo creates pioneering commissions for companies and individuals, or sometimes just for fun.

Harvey & John reinvent everyday objects and experiment with abstract ideas to develop innovations that amaze and inspire. Their work is inspired by nature and optimised by new technology.

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Welcome to The Hutch, our Brighton based studio & workshop. This is where our new ideas are born and tested.

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The Hutch, New England House, Brighton, BN1 4GH

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+44 (0) 1273 964 019

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We also have a small number of desks available for solopreneurs who want to work in our friendly environment. If you’d like to enquire about desk space please get in touch.

Invent extraordinary products that inspire play, humility & optimism in those that use them.

Keivor John


I’m founder of Guineapig and co-founder of Harvey & John. I love to challenge assumptions and break the rules to see if something different and slightly more extraordinary will come to life. I’m also an introvert.

Richard Harvey


I’m co-founder of Harvey & John and passionate about new ideas. I believe functional can be fun and technological can be beautiful. I am also 50% introvert 50% extrovert.

Claire Platt


I love developing new and exciting programmes with creative teams and helping magical moments to happen through art. I’m an extrovert and my Account Management role enables me to connect with lots of people, which is what I love!

James Yoxall


I am a grafter, inspired by progress. I am determined, fastidious and honest. A patient procrastinator. I have a professional background in hands-on work, making and fixing. I have a deeply rooted love for the outdoors and fast-growing passion for how we can help preserve it.

Bradley Smail


I never hesitate to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to new ideas and experiencing life. I am a very visual thinker and this plays a big part in my creative thoughts and actions. I love being involved in projects that reach out beyond the Arts community and engages with the general public.

Mary Martin


I aim to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the small details in the big picture and attempt to capture the elusive. I’m a reluctant cynic and a willing introvert. I love to share ideas with strangers, discover untold stories, explore the unknown, and I always keep a tennis ball in my bag.

Each season we take one of our inventions on an adventure.

We call them ‘inventures’. Here’s a short film from our most recent one.


Ubersphere guided us on our Autumn inventure to St. Aldhelm’s Church in Poole. The church’s nave was a magnificent space to set Ubersphere free to soar up towards the rafters. We’d like to offer huge thanks to those of the local community that came to help us and share an afternoon of quiet contemplation with a giant levitating sphere.



We loaded Tropism Well into the back of the van and made our way towards Camber Sands in time for sunrise. The morning was captured beautifully by photographer & filmmaker Mary Martin


We loaded the van with our huggable lights & this months beer supply from Crafted Crate and made our way towards Swanage in search of caves. The event was captured beautifully by photographer Mary Martin and filmmaker Thom Undrell.

Latest updates from inside the Hutch.

We’ve opened the door of the well-appointed Guineapig hutch to give you a sneak peek into our newest and boldest ideas. Take a look at our inventions, activities and escapades.