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Founded by Ifeanyi Oganwu, 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.

Milky Splice

Milky Splice, 2012 Posted on Apr 22, 2012 17:12:50

Milky Splice, Composite Material, 2012
790 x 820 x 460 mm / 31.1 x 32.3 x 18.1 in

Milky Splice is characterised by pearlescent swells of color originating from the interplay of light and surface curvature, revealing subtle shades of red, purple and white.

Its sweeping form simultaneously embraces the user positioned on its concave elevation, whilst creating a dissection by means of a blade-like vertical horizon line originating at its rear. This vertical blade transitions into distinct horizontal wave forms on each side elevation, creating structural forces that synthesise form, function and surface flow, marking the transition between the blade and waves by blurred surfaces in motion. The outcome is a rich constellation of color maps across a very compact volume.

Chromophobia. Group Show Paris

Exhibitions Posted on Apr 22, 2012 17:07:04

Ifeanyi will participate at Perimeter’s forthcoming group show taking place from April 25th to June 15th 2012. Titled Chromophobia, the exhibition departs conceptually from David Batchelor’s book of the same name.

Divided into 4 scenarios and composed of works chosen for the importance of colour in relation to their conception, the exhibition is designed by Maryam Mahdavi and features Milky Splice, as well as the work of:

Aldo Bakker, Campana Brothers, Miguel Chevalier, Formafantasma, Janette Laverriere, Tomas Libertiny, Maryam Mahdavi, Peter Marigold, Pierre Paulin, Paola Petrobelli and Studio Job.

Opening reception April 24th, 18:30 to 21:30.
47 rue Saint André des Arts, Paris.
Gallery hours: 14:30 to 19:00, Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment.

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