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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.

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
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'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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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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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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