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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.

Bulgy at PAD London 2013

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Oct 28, 2013 14:54:32

Earlier this month, Priveekollektie presented BULGY to an international audience of collectors and enthusiasts during the annual PAD fair in London’s Berkeley Square.

The work was well received and the occasion marked Expand Design’s very first presentation in London.

Booth photos by Ian Scigliuzzi below.





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Design Miami / Basel 2013

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Jun 27, 2013 17:47:30

Installation Photo by Ian Scigliuzzi

BULGY was successfully launched by Dutch gallery, Priveekollektie at Design Miami / Basel 2013, where Miriam and Irving van Dijk welcomed at their booth - collectors, designers, curators, critics and enthusiasts from around the world in celebration of design culture.

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Look Mum, No Hands / First Solo Show / Galerie Armel Soyer

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Apr 16, 2013 14:28:17

Ifeanyi’s first solo show opens next week at the Paris gallery of Armel Soyer.

Entitled Look Mum, No Hands - the exhibition is an amazing opportunity to observe how the ideas and concepts central to Expand Design are evolving. The selected works, including architecture projects from Ifeanyi’s studies at Columbia University, explore the relationship between materiality and topology; craft and engineering; architecture and design.

The show will mark the launch of Contoured Crater, a desk and side table collection exclusive to Galerie Armel Soyer. The desk, methodically engineered, appears to float in weightlessness with its fifty birch ply plates stretched between two pools of stainless steel, while the offcuts from its Fontana-esque crater are assembled to form a side table.

An illustrated catalogue will be available at the gallery next week and an online version shortly afterwards.

Please see below for details:
Opening reception is at 6pm on Tuesday, April 23rd
Galerie Armel Soyer
21st Century Design and Decorative Arts
19-21 Rue Chapon
Marais
75003 Paris

Exhibition runs till July 12th and will constitute the gallery's presentation for Designer's Days Paris taking place June 4th – 9th.

Photo by Gilles Pernet

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Perimeter Art&Design / Art Paris 2013 / Booth H4

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Mar 26, 2013 18:39:58



Splice will be featured in the group presentation by London-based gallery Perimeter in this year’s edition of Art Paris. The event takes place at the Grand Palais and runs from Wednesday March 27th to Monday April 1st.

On Friday 29th Pascale Revert, who leads Perimeter, will be take part in a panel discussion on the topic of challenges facing design from emerging countries, it will be a great occasion for Pascale to shed more light on her unique approach to this edition of Art Paris. The discussion kicks off at 4pm and includes design mavericks Arik Levy, Cheick Diallo and Matali Crasset as well as gallerist Paola Bjäringer.

For additional information please visit:
http://www.artparis.fr/en/

Photo by Gilles Pernet

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AAF / Designing Africa Exhibition / Lagos

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Mar 06, 2013 19:16:15


Ifeanyi will participate in the group show organized by Lagos-based African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), taking place from March 8th till April 5th 2013.

Surveying an exciting range of emerging practitioners, the exhibition titled - Designing Africa: Appropriating Culture, Mediums and Meanings, further probes the sometimes blurred boundaries between art and design, while initiating a discourse that is both African and (globally) inclusive.

Curated by AAF’s Joseph Gergel, the exhibition includes the work of Native Almaqri, Chinenye Emelogu, Alafuro Sikoki-Coleman and thanksthanksafrica, a diverse group of artists with a shared sensibility to process, experimentation and presentation.

The occasion marks Ifeanyi’s first show in Nigeria, as well as the first public presentation of the Double Agent Suite following its Milan debut in 2011.

For additional information please visit:
www.aafgallery.com

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Priveekollektie / Design Miami 2012

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Nov 27, 2012 14:23:35


Ifeanyi is now represented by Netherlands-based gallery Priveekollektie led by Miriam and Irving van Dijk.

Priveekollektie will feature a selection of gallery artists including works from Expand at this year’s edition of Design Miami, their fourth outing at this prestigious fair, which is widely considered to be the most prominent and substantive forum for international design and is renowned for bringing together the most influential designers, collectors, dealers, curators and critics from around the world.

Other designers featured in Priveekollektie’s presentation at the fair include – De Intuïtiefabriek, Richard Hutten, Reinier Bosch, Rolf Sachs, Nigel Coates, Dominic Harris, and Thukral and Tagra.

Design Miami takes place from December 4th to 9th at Meridian Avenue & 19th Str, adjacent to the Convention Center. Concurrent to this event, Priveekollektie is also participating in Art Miami, Booth A32.

Priveekollektie / Booth G22 / DESIGN MIAMI

About Priveekollektie:
Priveekollektie represents internationally recognized artists and designers as well as providing young and upcoming talents with a platform for showing their exceptional collectible design and art pieces. Key in the collection is the combination of contemporary art and limited-edition design and the crossing of the fine line between both disciplines.

Before opening the gallery in 2006, Irving and Miriam van Dijk avidly collected art and design. Their personal approach, knowledge and taste has developed one of the leading galleries for collectible design in Europe, with exceptional exhibitions and participations in renowned international fairs in Paris, Basel, Miami, London and New York for both contemporary art and design.

For additional information please visit:
www.designmiami.com
www.priveekollektie.com

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Chromophobia. Group Show Paris

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Apr 22, 2012 17:07:04

Ifeanyi will participate at Perimeter’s forthcoming group show taking place from April 25th to June 15th 2012. Titled Chromophobia, the exhibition departs conceptually from David Batchelor’s book of the same name.

Divided into 4 scenarios and composed of works chosen for the importance of colour in relation to their conception, the exhibition is designed by Maryam Mahdavi and features Milky Splice, as well as the work of:

Aldo Bakker, Campana Brothers, Miguel Chevalier, Formafantasma, Janette Laverriere, Tomas Libertiny, Maryam Mahdavi, Peter Marigold, Pierre Paulin, Paola Petrobelli and Studio Job.

Opening reception April 24th, 18:30 to 21:30.
47 rue Saint André des Arts, Paris.
Gallery hours: 14:30 to 19:00, Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment.

For additional information please visit:
www.perimeter-artanddesign.com

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PAD Paris 2012 – Exhibition Shots

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Apr 10, 2012 10:09:14

Splice was successfully launched at PAD Paris, many thanks to Pascale Revert and her team for putting together an engaging booth. And a big thank you to all who visited!

- Ifeanyi

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Expand at PAD Paris

ExhibitionsPosted by Admin Mar 18, 2012 18:07:51


Ifeanyi is now represented by Paris-based gallery Perimeter Art&Design led by Pascale Revert and her amazing team. Perimeter will be introducing Expand to an international audience in a group show at PAD, Paris's premier art and design fair taking place March 28th through April 1st.

Perimeter Art&Design, Stand No. 15 / PAVILLON DES ART ET DU DESIGN

From 28th March to 1st April 2012, at the Tuileries in Paris
VIP Opening on Tuesday March 27th from 5pm to 10pm
Open daily, 11am to 8pm
Late opening Thursday March 29th till 10pm

About Perimeter Art&Design:
Since 2004 Perimeter Art&Design has been developing, producing and presenting exceptional furniture and objects. Collaborating with designers, artists and international architects from different generations, the gallery promotes diversity and richness in the world of contemporary design. Perimeter’s selection for the 2012 edition of PAD Paris reflects this approach.

For additional information please visit:
www.padparis.net
www.perimeter-artanddesign.com

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SaloneSatellite - Milan Design Week 2011

ExhibitionsPosted by Ifeanyi Oganwu May 02, 2011 22:10:03

Expand successfully launched Double Agent Suite during Salone 2011 and would like to extend a big thank you to all who joined us in Milan. The fair featured work from over 700 designers and our new collection was nominated for the annual SaloneSatellite Award and is featured in Yatzar's Top 50 Satellite shortlist.

Throughout the week we welcomed an international crowd of industry professionals and enthusiasts in our stand as well as in the area dedicated to award nominees where the Double Agent Desk was showcased.

We wish you a wonderful summer and look forward to sharing more projects and experiences with you. Check back for more soon and stay connected through our Facebook page.

- XP& Team

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Milan Design Week 2011

ExhibitionsPosted by Ifeanyi Oganwu Mar 22, 2011 23:05:11

Expand Design at SaloneSatellite
Milan Fairgrounds, Rho
Pavilion 22-24, Stand C15

April 12 – 17, 2011
Open Daily, 09:30 – 18:30

Expand Design is pleased to announce the presentation of its 2011 collection of prototypes designed by Ifeanyi Oganwu at the SaloneSatellite. Expand Design will showcase Double Agent Suite, an extraordinary iteration of a traditional offi ce chair and desk that is designed to simplify the workflow of a 21st century executive. Ifeanyi Oganwu will present alongside London-based designer Il Hoon Roh. Works from Ifeanyi’s 2010 collection will also be on view.

About SaloneSatellite 2011
Curated by Marva Griffin Wiltshire, SaloneSatellite was founded in 1998 and is synonymous with young creativity. The 2010 edition showcased over 700 designers, while this year’s edition is particularly important since it runs in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of I Saloni. As the Salone looks towards its next 50 years, Satellite will continue to be an unparalleled showcase of tomorrow’s design talents.

For additional information, please visit www.cosmit.it

Double Agent Desk, Detail, Composite Material, Prototype, 2011

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Collection Photographs

ExhibitionsPosted by Ifeanyi Oganwu May 26, 2010 16:08:51

Photographer Simon Maflin shot the No More Play Collection at Milan’s Nhow Hotel during the Bad Habits exhibition.

The exhibition runs through September 12.

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