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Founded by Ifeanyi Oganwu in 2008 and incorporated in 2009, 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.

Group Exhibitions, 2018

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Dec 02, 2018 11:20:57

Abstract Expressions

Cityscapes and Silverscapes featured in group show – Abstract Expressions - Explorations in Jewellery Design, at Zaha Hadid Gallery, London.

Oct. 10 – 19, 2018.

Installation photos by Karoliina Helosuo Photography


The Bauhaus #itsalldesign
Autonomus Rex. Animation still, 2006

The Bauhaus #itsalldesign. (Travelling Exhibition organized by Vitra Design Museum and Bundeskunsthalle Bonn)

MUDAC, Lausanne.

Curator: Jolanthe Kugler

Sept. 20, 2018 – Jan. 06, 2019

Additional details:
https://mudac.ch/en/


Making Africa
High Museum, Atlanta. Photo John Paul Floyd

Splice included in Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design.

Travelling exhibition organized by Vitra Design Museum and Guggenheim Bilbao, stopped at High Museum, Atlanta and Albuquerque Museum, USA.

Curated by Amelie Klein with Okwui Enwezor as consulting curator.

Exhibition dates at Blanton Museum: Oct. 14, 2018 – Jan. 06, 2019

Installation photo. Blanton Museum

Additional details:
https://blantonmuseum.org/
http://www.design-museum.de


SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection
B Table presented at SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection, Legno Arredo ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Training Facility, Lentate sul Seveso, Italy.

Special inaugural presentation Nov. 09 – 23, 2018

Photo courtesy DesignCommunication Blog


Artissima 2018

Cityscapes, Silverscapes presented by Elisabetta Cipriani at Artissima, Turin.
Nov. 02 – 04, 2018


Design Miami/ Basel 2018

Cityscapes presented by Elisabetta Cipriani at Design Miami/ Basel.
June 12 – 17, 2018


AFRICA-LATIN AMERICA

Ifeanyi Oganwu contributed to group show and publication for AFRICA-LATIN AMERICA, Rising Design/ Design Emergente. SaloneSatellite, 2018. Milan.

Curated by Hicham Lahlou and The Campana Brothers.

Apr. 17 – 22, 2018



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'African Art & Design - Beyond a Trend'

TalksPosted by Admin Nov 28, 2018 12:42:28

Panel Discussion - African Art & Design - Beyond a Trend, at Sotheby’s London.

Moderated by Chrissa Amuah, Africa by Design; panel included Reni Folawiyo, ALARA Lagos; Pascale Revert, 50 Golborne; and Ifeanyi Oganwu, Expand Design Ltd.

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018.



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Pavilion de L’Espirit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home, 2018

BooksPosted by Admin Nov 28, 2018 12:10:42

Catalogue accompanying exhibition ‘Pavilion de L’Espirit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home’.
Edited by Felix Burrichter, Simon Castets, Karen Marta.
Published by Swiss Institute. New York, USA. 2018.

“As the second edition of Swiss Institute’s Architecture and Design Series, this volume adopts the conceptual framework of the exhibition at SI and is related public programs, in addition to presenting seminal essays, archival materials, and exhibition documentation.”

For details: https://www.swissinstitute.net/product/pavillon-de-lesprit-nouveau-a-21st-century-show-home/

BULGY Inverted, 2014



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Selected Press Fall 2018

PressPosted by Admin Nov 28, 2018 11:52:16

Ifeanyi named Powerlist Rising Star for 2019.

Adenike Adenitire. “Rising Stars. On The Up!” Powerlist 2019, London, October, 2018
PDF copy available to download via link below:



'Making Africa' travelling exhibition at Blanton Museum of Art, featured in international highlights for Fall 2019.

Madeleine Luckel. “12 of the Best Design Exhibitions to See This Fall.” Vogue, September 18, 2018
https://www.vogue.com/article/best-design-exhibitions-fall

Will Heinrich. “Art Fall Preview: Over 100 Not-to-Miss Shows From East Coast to West.” New York Times, September 12, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/arts/design/fall-art-calendar.html

Anita Gates. “Back to School With a Side of Art.” New York Times, October 25, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/arts/back-to-school-with-a-side-of-art.html


B Table, 2017, enters Permanent Collection of SaloneSatellite, Italy.

Milica Miletic Serbedzija. “The SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection – The New Design Destination.” DesignCommunication Blog, November 14, 2018
http://www.designcommunication.net/design-events/the-salonesatellite-permanent-collection-the-new-design-destination



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B Table

B Table, 2017Posted by Admin Sep 12, 2018 15:24:00

B Table
Laminated Marble – White Carrara and Grey Bardiglio
In two parts, each 840 x 420 x 300 mm / 33.1 x 16.5 x 11.8 in
Limited Edition, 2017

B Table celebrates engineering and material fusion by presenting a time-honoured material alongside innovative processing. The pair of variably configurable low tables is formed of laminated strips of grey and white marble which define the materials’ paths. A layer of ephemerality is introduced by the alternation between glossy and matte finishes to the top surface, thus suggesting an endless circuit.

Produced in partnership with Henraux on the occasion of 'Collezione SaloneSatellite 20 Anni', a landmark exhibition, and permanent collection, highlighting important collaborations between designers and producers.



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SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity. 2017

BooksPosted by Admin Aug 01, 2017 14:28:03

Ren, 2010

Full Circle, 2010

Ren marble table and Full Circle multiuser bench are featured in the catalogue – SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity by Beppe Finessi, which traces the first 20 years of Milan’s SaloneSatellite.

The publication is illustrated with selections of work by over 500 designers who kicked off their careers at the world-leading platform for showcasing new design talent.

Beppe Finessi. SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity. Corraini Edizioni. Mantova, Italy. 2017

Additional information:
http://www.corraini.com/en/catalogo/scheda_libro/1333/SaloneSatellite



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Vanity Fair, August 2017

PressPosted by Admin Jul 26, 2017 13:35:25

Cityscapes ring featured in Vanity Fair’s excellent profile of Elisabetta Cipriani.

Dorian May. “Art Couture.” Vanity Fair, On Jewellery, UK, August 2017

PDF copy available to download via link below:



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Armel Soyer Alps, Profile, Summer 2017

PressPosted by Admin Jul 25, 2017 13:51:48

Galerie Armel Soyer Alps, featured in Vogue Living Australia.

Online tour

Ian Phillips. “Peak Interest.” Vogue Living, Australia, July/August 2017

PDF copy available for download via link below:



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Recent Publications - Summer 2017

BooksPosted by Admin Jul 25, 2017 13:37:25

Kalejdohill. Superbenches. Stockholm. 2017

Catalogue accompanying special project.

http://kalejdohill.com/all-projects/superbenches

Themes and Variations. Seeking Africa. London. 2016

Illustrated catalogue accompanying gallery exhibition.

https://www.themesandvariations.com/

Gideon Fink Shapiro. Re-Living the City: UABB 2015 Catalogue. Actar Publishers. New York and Barcelona. 2016

Illustrated catalogue edited by Gideon Fink Shapiro accompanying 2015 UABB Biennale.

http://actar.com/re-living-city-uabb-2015-catalogue/



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Selected Press Summer 2017 – Rotunda

PressPosted by Admin Jul 25, 2017 11:45:38

Ryan Waddoups. “10 Design Talents Craft Innovative Benches for Stockholm Park.” Interior Design Magazine, May 7, 2017
http://www.interiordesign.net/articles/13216-10-design-talents-craft-innovative-benches-for-stockholm-park/

Yoko Choy. Bench press: designers put a new spin on public seating in Sweden. Wallpaper, May 9, 2017
https://www.wallpaper.com/design/superbench-designers-create-public-seating-in-sweden

Laura Arrighi. “In Stockholm There are the Most Beautiful (and Strange) Benches in the World. Here Because.” Elle Décor Italia, May 12, 2017
http://www.elledecor.it/arredo-giardino-tendenze-2017/10-super-panchine-design-stoccolma-superbenches

Alyn Griffiths. “World’s Top Designers Reinvent the Classic Park Bench.” CNN Style, May 15, 2017
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/15/design/superbenches-kvarnbacken-stockholm-definitive-design/index.html

Jennifer Snack. “Superbenches, Auteur Benches in a Stockholm Park.” DiarioDESIGN, May 18, 2017
http://diariodesign.com/2017/05/superbenches-bancos-de-autor-en-un-parque-de-estocolmo/

Shumi Bose. “The Bench.” Disegno Daily, June 19, 2017
https://www.disegnodaily.com/article/the-bench



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Superbenches Video Presentation by Archdaily

PressPosted by Admin Jul 25, 2017 11:40:15

Gillian Dobias. “10 'SUPERBENCHES' in the Stockholm Suburb of Järfälla.” Archdaily, Jun 14, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeVo5WJpA_c&feature=youtu.be



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Rotunda

Rotunda, 2017Posted by Admin Jul 24, 2017 14:47:59

Rotunda, Steel, 2017
1500 x 4160 x 4555 mm / 59.05 x 163.78 x 179.33 in
Photo by Andy Liffner

Rotunda forms part of a larger project of Superbenches conceived to regenerate Kvarnbacken Park in Jakobsberg, which covers an area of 7 acres north of central Stockholm.

The proposal for Rotunda consists of offset arc structures which provide seating and enclosure to offer another layer of tranquillity within the park.

Circularity is adopted to create privacy within the public space. Consequently, Rotunda suggests a microamphitheatre with dual spatial qualities marked dichromatically – an internal enclosure in blue for moments of privacy and serenity, while making room from which to enjoy surrounding vistas on the external aspect of structure that is finished in an earthy grey.

The proposal encourages public participation and forms part of the Kalejdohill urban regeneration platform. The initiative preceeds redevelopment of the area by property developers HSB, Veidekke Bostad and Einar Mattsson.

Commissioned by Kalejdohill.


Photo by Jezzica Sunmo



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