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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.

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

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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.


Themes and Variations. Seeking Africa. London. 2016

Illustrated catalogue accompanying gallery exhibition.


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.


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Autonomous Rex and Short Contribution Featured in Vitra’s Bauhaus Catalogue

BooksPosted by Admin Nov 17, 2015 11:24:02

The illustrated exhibition catalogue accompanying Vitra’s survey ‘The Bauhaus itsalldesign’ is available to purchase online.

Edited by Mateo Kries and Jolanthe Kugler, the catalogue includes contributions by Lord Foster, Jasper Morrison, Joseph Grima, with essays by Arthur Rüegg and Jan Boelen, among others.
Autonomous Rex, 2006

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Making Africa Exhibition Catalogue

BooksPosted by Admin Aug 03, 2015 15:07:41

Illustrated exhibition catalogue accompanying ‘Making Africa’ available to purchase online

Edited by Amelie Klein and Mateo Kries, the publication includes contributions by Okwui Enwezor, Koyo Kouoh and Edgar Pieterse, among others.

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New Monograph by Armel Soyer

BooksPosted by Admin Jul 09, 2015 15:36:09

Galerie Armel Soyer has recently published a mini monograph built on the exhibition catalogue accompanying Look Mum, No Hands solo presentation at the gallery in 2013.

Publication includes essay by design historian and Sorbonne professor Stéphane Laurent.

Copies are now available through the gallery.

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Esprit du meuble et du design

BooksPosted by Admin Nov 29, 2013 13:18:52

Milky Splice is featured in Esprit du meuble et du design: L'évolution esthétique de l'Antiquité à nos jours / Spirit of furniture and design: The aesthetic evolution from ancient times to our days. This new book by French author and design historian Anne Bony chronicles the evolution of furniture typologies over time and is an insightful resource for both scholars and enthusiasts.

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Look Mum No Hands Exhibition Catalogue

BooksPosted by Admin Aug 13, 2013 12:48:12

The illustrated catalogue published by Galerie Armel Soyer to accompany the Look Mum, No Hands exhibition is now available to view online HERE.

The catalogue is art directed by Gilles Pernet, with text by author and design historian Stéphane Laurent.

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