little wonder challenges the status-quo by creating new experiences and relationships between humans, artefacts, and environments through engaging natural phenomena, new materials and processes, and sensorial experiences.
An interdisciplinary design studio, we are interested in harnessing the symbiotic relationship between our material constructs and the environmental energies of light and air to animate objects and environments. Our work explores both the poetics of technology and the experiential and atmospheric effects of environments and objects, interpolating between installations, product design and craft.
We have collaborated with companies such as Rosenthal (DEU), Interface (USA), Duravit (DEU), Emotis (FRA), and Lucifer Lighting (USA). Our work has been exhibited in venues in Helsinki, New York, Toronto, Ljubljana, Philadelphia, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, Ulsan, Sydney and Melbourne. Our work has been published widely in international design magazines, and has received awards in Europe, Asia, Australia and America.
Gyungju Chyon was born in Korea and earned a BA in industrial design from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, and an MA in furniture and interior design from Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu in Helsinki (Aalto University). She taught furniture design in the VIRTU project of 6 collaborating institutions in Helsinki, and taught industrial design at University of the Arts and furniture design at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, and industrial design at RMIT University in Melbourne. She is currently teaching industrial and product design at Parsons School of Design in New York. She was previously a director of the Melbourne Movement that annually exhibits a selection of work from Melbourne's best young designers at the Salone Del Mobile with support from the City of Melbourne, RMIT, and Monash Univeristy. She was also previously on the Board of Directors of Craft Victoria, a non-profit membership-based organisation that promotes excellence and innovation in contemporary craft.
John Sadar was born in Canada and earned a BArch from McGill University in Montreal, a MArch from the Teknillinen Korkeakoulu (Aalto University) in Helsinki, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught architecture at both Monash University and the University of Melbourne, in Australia. He currently teaches interior design at Parsons School of Design in New York. He previously worked as design and project architect in the firms of architectsAlliance and Montgomery Sisam Architects in Toronto, and Sadar in Vuga arhitekti in Ljubljana. He has served as a critic at universities in Seoul, London, Toronto, Buffalo, Montréal and New York, and presented at conferences in Europe, Australia and America. He is the author of Through the Healing Glass: Shaping the Modern Body through Glass Architecture, 1925-35. He is currently a contributing editor to The Site magazine.