‘Extruded Expressions’ is a series of bearing columns with more than just a structural support function. Bram Vanderbeke’s construction elements have an added distinct behavioural, even emotional quality. Designed for public spaces such as airports or train stations and inspired by urban landscapes, they create a space within a space, each with a different function. The multiple levels of the Absorbing Column soak up sound and light, creating a quiet niche. The Connecting Column, a place for two people to lean against, encourages conversation. The Highlighting Column is a bright, sound-directing column: a spotlight for people who like to be seen.