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.
Crater and Ren as seen in Armel Soyer Alps, is featured in new book by Marie-Christine Hugonot, published by Glénat Livres, France.
‘Décoration Chalet. Le style Savoie Mont-Blanc’ allows the author “to update the codes of an art of living the mountain in all seasons that has not finished to surprise us. She presents projects that make us dream and invites us to meet artists, artists and talented designers who feed on this landscape to create. The mountain muse or mountain resource, sometimes both, infuse their art with extra soul.”
“Abundantly illustrated, this book, conceived as a box of ideas, offers a varied repertoire of shapes, materials and colors that harmonize in the mountains, giving tips from professionals and individuals. It also contains a rich address book in the form of an illustrated alphabet to continue the adventure beyond these pages.”
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