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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.

Galerie Armel Soyer. Holiday Greetings 2013

Full Circle, 2010 Posted on Dec 24, 2013 16:28:43

Sharing Galerie Armel Soyer’s 2013 Holiday Greetings featuring Full Circle.

Photo by Gilles Pernet for Vannina Vesperini Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, shot on location at Look Mum, No Hands solo show.

Completed! FC/AP2_Mint Chip & FC/AP3_Fireball

Full Circle, 2010 Posted on Apr 09, 2010 14:36:46

Full Circle, Composite Material
1260 x 1100 x 850 mm / 49.6 x 43.3 x 33.5 in
Varied Edition of 20 + 4 A.P.
2009 / 2010

Multi-user bench suitable for outdoor use and available in a range of vibrant colours as well as polished gel or metallic finishes. For design and production details, please see previous Full Circle blog post.

We look forward to seeing you in Milan next week.

Hidden Heroes Exhibition at T35/Nhow Hotel, no. 35 Via Tortona, April 14 to April 19

Exhibition Hours
10:00 – 22:00

Press Preview
Tuesday, April 13, 14:00 – 19:00

Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, April 13, 17:00 – 19:00

Transportation: Tram 9, 14, 29/30. Metro Porta Genova, Green Line


Full Circle, 2010 Posted on Mar 14, 2010 17:48:13

Full Circle, Composite Material
1260 x 1100 x 850 mm / 49.6 x 43.3 x 33.5 in
Varied Edition of 20 + 4 A.P.
2009 / 2010

Full Circle arouses curiosities and invites multiple modes of habitation as an abstracted daybed or bench. It is a multi-user design with a sweeping form that has emerged from an exploration of the space between two common chairs using advanced modelling processes. The central mane that signifies Full Circle bifurcates into a sensuous back support. This re-embraces the overall form and consequently generates a flow between seat and bulbous base. The experience of Full Circle is that of a new biomorphic typology that truly emerges in the round.

Full Circle is a limited edition made of composite material that is produced through a combination of digital and rigorous hand crafting techniques. Each piece is unique in its presentation of form and reflectivity in relation to a vibrant colour palette.

Production Details. FC/AP1
March 2010. London, UK

Production images of FC/AP2 & FC/AP3
March/April 2010. London, UK