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.
In collaboration with Galerie Armel Soyer, textile design firm Toghal, and visual artist Phoebe Boswell.
A series of special objects for the 2016 Edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, held at Somerset House, London.
The installation developed specific spatial devices to amplify the porosity between the exterior and interior of the main lounge. The external terraces were transformed into soft rooms from which to take in sights and sounds of London. Meanwhile, the lounge was defined by waveforms of various scales. In the bookshop, new works are adapted to explore both the circularity and vertical axis of the room; overall the dynamic presentations encouraged flexible use of the spaces.
Autonomous Rex – a speculative architectural project from 2006 which envisions a radical extension to Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, is included in Vitra Design Museum's travelling survey of the Bauhaus.
The exhibition titled The Bauhaus #itsalldesign is curated by Jolanthe Kugler and offers a contemporary reading of the historical institution.
BULGY Inverted is featured in the Swiss Institute’s Annual Architecture and Design Series: 2nd Edition.
The exhibition titled “PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home,” is curated by Felix Burrichter and revisits Le Corbusier’s 1925 project to propose radical domestic environments for the 21st century.
The show takes a critical view on technology and domesticity assembling works by over 30 designers in a conceptual show home designed by Shawn Maximo where visitors are transported to virtual environments also by the architect.
Autonomous Rex – a speculative architectural project from 2006 which envisions a radical extension to Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, is included in Vitra Design Museum's broad survey of the Bauhaus.
The exhibition titled 'The Bauhaus #itsalldesign' is curated by Jolanthe Kugler and offers a contemporary reading of this historical institution.
The Bauhaus #itsalldesign Curated by Jolanthe Kugler September 26, 2015 – February 28, 2016
The show travels to Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn in Spring 2016.
Vitra Design Museum's 'Making Africa' is now open until the fall when
it travels to the Guggenheim Bilbao.
into 4 parts, the show presents a unique perspective on the creative diversity
of the continent with the examples drawn from art and design connected by
the strand of multidisciplinarity. In the words of curator Amelie Klein, ‘making’
here is presented to “challenge our complacency with mass production,” as well
as illustrate the “transformative potential of design” in parallel to socio-political advancements on the continent.
Part 1, The Prologue, explores ways of seeing.
Part 2, I and We, explores identity and belonging.
Part 3 explores the theme of ‘space and object’ in relation to the urban
environment, emphasising informality as engine driving the continent.
Part 4 explores the theme of ‘origin and future’.
Enjoy this wonderful video presentation from Vernissage TV. Video stills by Vernissage TV.
Splice, Aluminium, 2012 790 x 820 x 460 mm / 31.1 x 32.3 x 18.1 in
Splice will be featured in 'Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design' at the Vitra Design Museum. The show is curated by Vitra’s Amelie Klein with Okwui Enwezor, director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst and the 2015 Venice Art Biennale, as consulting curator.
The exhibition assembles work from over 120 artists, architects and designers working within the continent and diaspora, with a view to showcasing the transformative potentials for design in the 21st century.
From March 14th through September 13th 2015, before travelling to the Guggenheim Bilbao in the fall.
ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Aug 11, 2014 15:49:40 For the 2014 edition of Design Miami / Basel, Galerie Armel Soyer's presentation included Blue Milk, Contoured Crater and Bulgy Inverted. During the fair, the gallery welcomed collectors, industry professionals, friends and enthusiasts at the dynamic booth. Photos by James Harris.
ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Mar 12, 2014 17:10:59 Contoured Crater Desk was presented by Galerie Armel Soyer during the inaugural edition of Design Shanghai 2014 which took place from February 27th to March 2nd.