Wrapping is a porcelain tableware that fuses the handcraft of paper-folding with both the digital technologies of 3D scanning and 3D printing and the production method of slip-casting. The complexity of wrinkled paper is a challenge to reproduce with cast ceramic. Digital fabrication technologies of 3D scanning and 3D printing offer a new opportunity to bring such geometries and surface qualities into porcelain. The resolution of both the 3D scanner and printer impart their own signature, while allowing the original soft quality of the wrinkled paper to be translated into the materials of the model, mould, and final piece.
little wonder challenges the status-quo by creating new experiences and relationships between humans, artifacts, and environments through engaging natural phenomena, new materials and processes, and sensorial experiences. little wonder interpolates 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, Philadelphia, Stuttgart, Sydney and Melbourne. Significantly, the Opening vase, in collaboration with Rosenthal, was among 50 selected to represent the 50th anniversary of the Rosenthal Studio-Line (1961-2011). John Stanislav Sadar, a partner of little wonder, teaches architecture at Monash University in Melbourne. Gyungju Chyon, a partner of little wonder, teaches industrial design at RMIT University in Melbourne.