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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.

PDLEN Press Reviews. Part 1

Press Posted on Oct 12, 2015 11:59:42

Detail, BULGY Inverted at Swiss Institute.
Photo Sasa Stucin, courtesy Soft Baroque.

The reviews are in for ‘Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau’ at Swiss Institute.

Coverage spans Alldayeveryday’s extensive 3-part feature which includes a curator interview as well as others with some of the designers exhibited through to TL Magazine, Wallpaper and Purple.

“Maybe this is contemporary design’s fifteen minutes?” Asks W Magazine’s Kat Herriman in writing about the exhibition. Please see below for more.

Kat Herriman. “Just Innovate. Felix-Burrichter Makes His Curatorial Debut.” W Magazine, September 23, 2015

Adrian Madlener. “Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau at Swiss Institute.” TL Magazine, September 29, 2015

Brook Mason. “Modern Spirit: The Swiss Institute Gives Corbusier Icon a Millennial Twist.” Wallpaper, October 5, 2015

“2nd Edition ‘Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home’ Curated by Felix Burrichter at the Swiss Institute, New York.” Purple Magazine, October 9, 2015

“PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home. Part 2: A Physical Experience.” Alldayeveryday, September 23, 2015

Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home at the Swiss Institute, New York

Exhibitions Posted on Oct 12, 2015 11:19:43

BULGY Inverted, 2014

PDLEN, Installation View

BULGY Inverted is featured in the Swiss Institute’s Annual Architecture and Design Series: 2nd Edition.

The exhibition titled “PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home,” is curated by Felix Burrichter and revisits Le Corbusier’s 1925 project to propose radical domestic environments for the 21st century.

The show takes a critical view on technology and domesticity assembling works by over 30 designers in a conceptual show home designed by Shawn Maximo where visitors are transported to virtual environments also by the architect.

Curated by Felix Burrichter
September 25 – November 8, 2015
Exhibition essay by Carson Chan available via:

For additional details and installation views please visit:

Photos by Daniel Pérez, courtesy Swiss Institute.

The Bauhaus #itsalldesign at the Vitra Design Museum

Exhibitions Posted on Oct 12, 2015 11:13:55

Autonomous Rex, 2006

Autonomous Rex – a speculative architectural project from 2006 which envisions a radical extension to Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, is included in Vitra Design Museum’s broad survey of the Bauhaus.

The exhibition titled ‘The Bauhaus #itsalldesign’ is curated by Jolanthe Kugler and offers a contemporary reading of this historical institution.

The Bauhaus #itsalldesign
Curated by Jolanthe Kugler
September 26, 2015 – February 28, 2016

The show travels to Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn in Spring 2016.

For additional details please visit:

Blue Milk featured in Departures Magazine

Press Posted on Oct 12, 2015 11:07:51

Blue Milk is featured in Dan Rubinstein’s editor’s letter published in Departures Home + Design Fall 2015 Issue.

Dan Rubinstein. “Out of (and Into) Africa.” Departures, Home + Design, October 2015
Feature available to download via link below:

Additional slideshow accompanying feature viewable via link below –