Joong Han Lee, founder of Studio Homunculus, was born in Seoul (KR) in 1986. He studied interactive product design and machine woodworking at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles (US), followed with a Master’s at the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). Since 2011, Joong Han has worked as a designer, researcher, and educator in different disciplines.
He resided in Norway as an artist in residence at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, where he also taught as a lecturer and guest teacher. He won the prize of the Core77 Design Awards 2012 (Interaction) for his project Haptic Intelligentsia. He was selected as a main artist at the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, The 5th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium.
Studio Homunculus reflects human nature, in both the present and the future. The studio takes a human-centered approach to provoke a dialogue related to human behavior, psychology, and technology. Its work ranges from products and spaces to interactive experiences and systems, by questioning the essence of our daily surroundings and their semantics.