Presented by Little Wonder Studio.
Fusing the microbiology of moss with environmental design, Topiary Mist explores the interplay of fog and moss with prototypes for new urban spaces. The undulating surface of a living, scaled architectural model is inoculated with moss spores, and populated by architectonic elements. As distinct fog formations arise from this surface, fog and moss intermingle and cling to the elements in ever-changing patterns. These changing formations are presented through video.
About Little Wonder Studio
Monash Designs' Gyungju Chyon and John Sadar are co-founders of Little Wonder. The interdisciplinary design studio explores alternative ways of considering ecological issues by focusing on the relationships between designed things, environments, and people. Through engaging natural phenomena and experimenting with materiality, Little Wonder is interested in delving beyond technological performance, seeking deeper and more meaningful connections with our world. Interpolating between installations and product design, Little Wonder has collaborated with international companies such as Rosenthal (DEU), Interface (USA), Duravit (DEU), Emotis (FRA), and Lucifer Lighting (USA). The work has been internationally awarded, exhibited at various venues in Europe, America and Asia, and published in academic conferences, journals and books.
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.