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Design Research Technology

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.

Blue Milk

Blue Milk, 2014 Posted on Apr 04, 2014 18:12:10

Blue Milk invites multiple modes of habitation and is characterised by iridescent swells of blue which reveal a rich monochromatic spectrum across its compound volume.

Its sweeping form simultaneously embraces the user when 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 color is inspired by the climactic scene in Jean Luc Godard’s Pierrot le Fou in which the protagonist blows himself up with dynamite after applying blue paint to face.

Composite Material
790 x 820 x 460 mm / 31.1 x 32.3 x 18.1 in

Contoured Crater Side Table

Contoured Crater, 2013 Posted on Apr 04, 2014 17:09:43

Introducing the reengineered Crater Side Table, the offcuts assembly now doubles as a bench with a mirror-polished steel base reflecting the growth of the form.
Side Table / Bench
Birch Ply, Stainless Steel, Lead Ballast
2150 x 672 x 320 mm / 84.6 x 26.5 x 12.6 in

Art Paris 2014

Exhibitions Posted on Apr 04, 2014 16:46:33

Galerie Armel Soyer presented Blue Milk and Contoured Crater Suite to an audience of collectors and enthusiasts at the 2014 edition of Art Paris.

Photo by Gilles Pernet.