Founded by Ifeanyi Oganwu in 2008 and incorporated in 2009, Expand Design Ltd is a London-based studio engaging in architecture and furniture design by investigating the correlation between history, base materials and opportunities presented by state-of-the-art fabrication techniques. Through our projects, we unearth unidentified typologies that are inspired by the past, grounded in the present, and on a journey to a new aesthetic domain.
Catalogue accompanying exhibition ‘Pavilion de L’Espirit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home’. Edited by Felix Burrichter, Simon Castets, Karen Marta. Published by Swiss Institute. New York, USA. 2018.
“As the second edition of Swiss Institute’s Architecture and Design Series, this volume adopts the conceptual framework of the exhibition at SI and is related public programs, in addition to presenting seminal essays, archival materials, and exhibition documentation.”
B Table Laminated Marble – White Carrara and Grey Bardiglio In two parts, each 840 x 420 x 300 mm / 33.1 x 16.5 x 11.8 in Limited Edition, 2017
B Table celebrates engineering and material fusion by presenting a time-honoured material alongside innovative processing. The pair of variably configurable low tables is formed of laminated strips of grey and white marble which define the materials’ paths. A layer of ephemerality is introduced by the alternation between glossy and matte finishes to the top surface, thus suggesting an endless circuit.
Produced in partnership with Henraux on the occasion of 'Collezione SaloneSatellite 20 Anni', a landmark exhibition, and permanent collection, highlighting important collaborations between designers and producers.
Ren marble table and Full Circle multiuser bench are featured
in the catalogue – SaloneSatellite. 20
Years of New Creativity by Beppe Finessi, which traces the first 20 years
of Milan’s SaloneSatellite.
The publication is illustrated with selections of work by over 500
designers who kicked off their careers at the world-leading platform for
showcasing new design talent.
Beppe Finessi. SaloneSatellite.
20 Years of New Creativity. Corraini Edizioni. Mantova, Italy. 2017
Rotunda, Steel, 2017 1500 x 4160 x 4555 mm / 59.05 x 163.78 x 179.33 in Photo by Andy Liffner
Rotunda forms part of a larger project of Superbenches conceived to regenerate Kvarnbacken Park in Jakobsberg, which covers an area of 7 acres north of central Stockholm.
The proposal for Rotunda consists of offset arc structures which provide seating and enclosure to offer another layer of tranquillity within the park.
Circularity is adopted to create privacy within the public space. Consequently, Rotunda suggests a microamphitheatre with dual spatial qualities marked dichromatically – an internal enclosure in blue for moments of privacy and serenity, while making room from which to enjoy surrounding vistas on the external aspect of structure that is finished in an earthy grey.
The proposal encourages public participation and forms part of the Kalejdohill urban regeneration platform. The initiative preceeds redevelopment of the area by property developers HSB, Veidekke Bostad and Einar Mattsson.