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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.

Design Miami / Basel 2013

Exhibitions Posted on Jun 27, 2013 17:47:30

Installation Photo by Ian Scigliuzzi

BULGY was successfully launched by Dutch gallery, Priveekollektie at Design Miami / Basel 2013, where Miriam and Irving van Dijk welcomed at their booth – collectors, designers, curators, critics and enthusiasts from around the world in celebration of design culture.


BULGY, 2013 Posted on Jun 27, 2013 17:34:35

BULGY, Aluminium
2120 x 400 x 2000 mm / 83.5 x 15.7 x 78.4 in
Edition of 1 + 1AP + 1P

BULGY is a wall-mounted console which explores its vertical latency through surface curvature flow and reflectivity, drawing its immediate environment into the space of the work.

Here, the functional surface is fused with a protruding element using an L-shape that is adaptable to a broad range of applications, rendering the work multi-sculptural.

Mirror polished sheet aluminium is utilized for lightness and pliability, swelling to fuse function and sculpture; structure and surface.

BULGY is handcrafted in the UK in conjunction with automotive body specialists utilising wheeling and hammerforming processes to create the curved surfaces in sheet metal.

Photos by Ian Scigliuzzi.