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XP& | EXPAND DESIGN LTD

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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.

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

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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

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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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Superbenches Short Film by Sten Grettve

PressPosted by Admin Jul 25, 2017 11:34:49

Sten Grettve. “Kalejdohill Superbenches.”
Short film, May 2017
https://vimeo.com/216469061



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Selected Press Fall 2016 / Spring 2017

PressPosted by Admin Jul 24, 2017 14:27:51

Felix Burrichter. “Favorite Flora.” Pin Up, Issue 20, Spring Summer 2016

“Expand Designs: Ifeanyi Oganwu Talks Art, Design and Africa.” This Day, Home + Design, Issue 14, August 2016
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Margot Guicheteau. “Un Bureau à Domicile: Des Modèles Compacts et Design.” Le Figaro, Madame, September 23, 2016
http://madame.lefigaro.fr/deco-design/un-bureau-a-domicile-190916-116649

Cédric Saint André Perrin. “Megéve. Design en Altitude.” AD France, No. 139. December 2016 / January 2017
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Delphine Després. “Galerie Armel Soyer Alps – Seizing Contrasts.” Artravel Hors Serié – Les Alps 2017. December 19, 2016
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Aiwekhoe Iyahen. “The Future is Now – The Engineering Craft of Ifeanyi Oganwu.” Luxe Noir, Issue 1, Cape Town. December 2016
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Marie-Eudes Lauriot Prévost. “In Megève, Design at the Top.” Point De Vue, January 4, 2017
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Christine Marie Halter-Oppelt. “The Wonder of Megève.” Style Mountain, February 2017
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Jareh Das. “TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2017 Review.” Selections Magazine, March 30, 2017
http://www.selectionsarts.com/2017/03/tefaf-maastricht-2017-review/





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Selected Press Fall 2016 – Cityscapes

PressPosted by Admin Jul 21, 2017 15:02:54


Nadia Sesay. “Ifeanyi Oganwu’s ‘Cityscapes’ Debuts in Miami Art Week.” Blanc Modern, November 28, 2016
https://www.blancmodernafrica.com/blancculture/2016/11/ifeanyi-oganwus-cityscapes-in-miami-art-week

Vanessa García-Osuna. “Jewels with a Pedigree and its Own Name. A Calder on Your Jacket Lapel.” La Vanguardia, Magazine, Fashion & Arts, Spain. December 2016

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Selected Press Fall 2016 – Waveforms

PressPosted by Admin Jul 21, 2017 14:40:16


Annabelle Birchenough. “Taking the Everyday, a Meeting with Ifeanyi Oganwu.” 1:54 Art Fair Editorial Feature, September 2016
http://1-54.com/london/taking-the-everyday-a-meeting-with-ifeanyi-oganwu-2/

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Fleur Macdonald. “Between Design and Art at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.” TRUE Africa, October 8, 2016
http://trueafrica.co/article/behind-the-154-art-fair-lounge-the-designer-ifeanyi-oganwu/

Akinyi Ochieng. “Our 5 Favorite Highlights of 1:54 Contemporary African Fair London 2016.” Okayafrica International Edition, October 9, 2016
http://www.okayafrica.com/culture-2/5-favorite-highlights-1-54-contemporary-african-fair-london-2016/

Grace Banks. “1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair: The Eye of Modern Mali and More.” Wallpaper, October 16, 2016
http://www.wallpaper.com/art/154-contemporary-african-art-fair-highlights-london-edition



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FT Review of ‘Making Africa’ at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

PressPosted by Admin Nov 19, 2015 18:08:21

Splice is featured in the Financial Times review of 'Making Africa' at the Guggenheim Bilbao.
Caroline Roux. “Africa: The Connected Continent.” Financial Times, Life & Arts, November 7, 2015

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Please visit www.ft.com/making-africa for slideshow accompanying the review.



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Video Tour of Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau

PressPosted by Admin Nov 17, 2015 11:18:27
Wonderfully tongue-in-cheek video tour of PDLEN starring model turned real estate broker Trish Goff.

Felix Burrichter. “Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home.” Episode 187, W Magazine Fashion Films, November 6, 2015
http://video.wmagazine.com/watch/trish-goff-swiss-institute

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BULGY Inverted / Acoustic Stories

PressPosted by Admin Oct 20, 2015 13:53:23

Installation Detail, BULGY Inverted at Design Miami/Basel 2015
Photo, Fred Biver

Acoustic Stories, a new feature on fakeormistake photo blog features audio interview covering BULGY Inverted following its DMB 2015 presentation by Galerie Armel Soyer.

Fred Biver. “Histoires Acoustiques – Ifeanyi Oganwu | Expand Design LTD.” fakeormistake, June 2015
http://fakeormistake.net/frdbvr-photography/histoires-a-tiroirs-acoustiques/



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PDLEN Press Reviews. Part 1

PressPosted by Admin Oct 12, 2015 11:59:42

Detail, BULGY Inverted at Swiss Institute.
Photo Sasa Stucin, courtesy Soft Baroque.

The reviews are in for 'Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau' at Swiss Institute.

Coverage spans Alldayeveryday’s extensive 3-part feature which includes a curator interview as well as others with some of the designers exhibited through to TL Magazine, Wallpaper and Purple.

"Maybe this is contemporary design’s fifteen minutes?" Asks W Magazine's Kat Herriman in writing about the exhibition. Please see below for more.

Kat Herriman. “Just Innovate. Felix-Burrichter Makes His Curatorial Debut.” W Magazine, September 23, 2015
http://www.wmagazine.com/culture/2015/09/felix-burrichter-swiss-institute/

Adrian Madlener. “Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau at Swiss Institute.” TL Magazine, September 29, 2015
http://tlmagazine.com/pavillon-de-lesprit-nouveau-at-swiss-institute/

Brook Mason. “Modern Spirit: The Swiss Institute Gives Corbusier Icon a Millennial Twist.” Wallpaper, October 5, 2015
http://www.wallpaper.com/design/swiss-institute-millennium-twist-on-le-corbusier-icon

“2nd Edition ‘Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home’ Curated by Felix Burrichter at the Swiss Institute, New York.” Purple Magazine, October 9, 2015
http://purple.fr/diary/2nd-edition-pavillon-de-lesprit-nouveau-a-21st-century-show-home-curated-by-felix-burrichter-at-the-swiss-institute-new-york/

“PAVILLON DE L'ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home. Part 2: A Physical Experience.” Alldayeveryday, September 23, 2015
http://www.alldayeveryday.com/articles/a-21st-century-show-home/a-physical-experience#article



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