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.
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.
Seeking Africa Pedestal + Duniake presented in Seeking Africa, Design / Art Across A Continent. A group show organized by West London Gallery – Themes & Variations, highlighting the work of over 20 artists and designers from the continent and diaspora.
Accompanied by illustrated catalogue available through the gallery.
Cufflinks, 9KT Rose Gold, 2016 15 x 17 mm / 0.6 x 0.7 in Edition of 12 + 2AP
Ring, 9KT Rose Gold, 2016 37 x 33 mm / 1.5 x 1.3 in Edition of 12 + 2AP
Earrings, 9KT Rose Gold, 2016 45 x 23 mm / 1.8 x 0.9 in Edition of 12 + 2AP
Cityscapes collection of wearable structures seeks to unify natural and manmade landscapes. Here, the functional support acts as a horizon line from which shards are reflected to create interactive elements with varying geometric intricacy.
Works in the collection include a double ring, large earrings, and a pair of cufflinks, all of which grow from aggregated clusters of folded shards - the primary unit of the designs which are inspired by metropolitan skylines mirrored on bodies of water.