little wonder is an interdisciplinary design studio. We work in collaboration with manufacturers to develop products, and with clients and institutions to design and realize exhibitions and environments.
We are interested in how well-being and energy concerns in tandem with explorations of natural phenomena and new materials and manufacturing processes can lead to new relationships between artifacts, environments and users.
We explore the capacity of materials to communicate ideas in product design, furniture, installation, and other visual communications.
little wonder's work has been published in numerous international design magazines (recent features including in ID, Azure, On Site, and Architecture Australia) and books, received awards in international competitions. Our work also have been presented at numerous conferences and exhibited in galleries, institutions and trade shows in Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, Endhoven, Brussels, Helsinki, Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, and Melbourne.
Gyungju Chyon was born in Korea and earned a BA in industrial design from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, and a MA in furniture and interior design from Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu in Helsinki (Aalto University). She consulted in furniture design in Helsinki, and taught industrial design at University of the Arts and furniture design at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, and is currently teaching industrial design at RMIT in Melbourne. She is the director of Melbourne Movement, an organisation that represents and annually exhibits Melbourne's best young designers at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, supported by the City of Melbourne, RMIT, and Monash University.
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 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 been a critic at Seoul National University, SUNY Buffalo, University of the Arts, Ryerson Polytechnic University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and McGill University, and previously taught at the University of Melbourne. He currently teaches architectural design and technology at Monash University in Melbourne.