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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.

New York Magazine, ‘Twenty-one Under Thirty-five’

PressPosted by Admin Oct 28, 2013 15:03:27

Ren marble table is featured in New York Magazine’s 2013 Global Design Issue, their worldwide survey of youthful ambition and ingenuity. The article is available to view below.

Emma Whitford. “Twenty-one Under Thirty-five.” New York Magazine, October 21 2013

For the complete editorial of NY Magazine’s annual survey, please visit:

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“Shaping Matter.” Interview with Afrikadaa Magazine.

PressPosted by Admin Oct 14, 2013 16:36:28

The fall issue of French quarterly Afrikadaa features an interview with Ifeanyi which is available to view below.

Olivia Anan. “Ifeanyi Oganwu. Shaping Matter.” Afrikadaa, Issue No 6. Oct – Dec 2013.

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Nouvelle(s) vague(s)

PressPosted by Admin May 15, 2013 17:04:05

“Nouvelle(s) vague(s).” IDEAT, France, April – May 2013

Look Mum, No Hands is wonderfully reviewed by Mikael Zikos in IDEAT’s behemoth anniversary issue.

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Between the Artist and the Designer

PressPosted by Admin Mar 10, 2013 09:13:06

Joseph Gergel. "Between the Artist and the Designer." This Day, March 10, 2013

Designing Africa curator Joseph Gergel's illuminating text on the exhibition is featured in This Day newspaper, available online here:


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Ideas from Space

PressPosted by Admin Dec 03, 2012 13:12:06

Splice is featured in a double-spread on the November issue of AD Italia brilliantly written by Alessandra Valli.

“Ideas from Space.” AD Italia, November 2012

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Recent Press

PressPosted by Admin Jul 05, 2012 19:58:19

“Wish List: Olympic Special.”
Oryx, Qatar, July 2012

Going for Gold... or Silver in this case.
With the Olympics only weeks away, the editorial team at Oryx, the in-flight magazine of Qatar Airways have featured Splice in the Silver section of their London 2012 wish list.

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Other Selections:
“Splice and PAD Paris.”
Clear Magazine, March 19, 2012

“Splice Chair.”
Scoop.It!, March 22, 2012

“Splice Chair – Ifeanyi Oganwu.”
Paper Blog, April 2, 2012

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Recent Press

PressPosted by Admin Apr 05, 2012 17:13:05

“The Splice Chair by Ifeanyi Oganwu.”
notcot.org, March 2012

“Splice by Expand Design.”
Contemporist, March 19, 2012

“Splice Chair by Ifeanyi Oganwu.”
Mocoloco, March 19, 2012

“Splice is the Seat of Futuristic Expand Design.”
Designerblog, March 20, 2012

Vin, Angelina. “Gallery of images in the sculpture studio of Splice Expand Design.”
Russian Design Hub, March 21, 2012

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Recent Press

PressPosted by Admin Jan 04, 2012 06:37:34

Ifeanyi and Expand Design appear on a future-forward guide to 2012 compiled by Wings Magazine, the inflight journal of Arik Air, West-Africa's leading airline. Complimentary copies are available through February on short and long haul flights, grab one if on-board.

Editorial team. “In with the New: The Complete Optimist's Guide to 2012.”
Wings, Nigeria, Dec. 2011 - Feb. 2012

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Ren Featured in Plaza Magazine.

Editorial Team. “Design-Yra.”
Plaza Magazine, Sweden, October, 2011

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Vanguard Allure Cover Feature and Interview

PressPosted by Ifeanyi Oganwu Oct 07, 2011 17:30:17

Nigeria’s Vanguard Allure Magazine recently featured an excellent interview and cover with Ifeanyi elaborating on his works and working process.

Remmy Diagbare. “Ifeanyi Oganwu. Merging Architecture with Hi-tech Designs.”
Vanguard Allure, Nigeria, September 25, 2011. Portraits by Jonathan Perugia

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As Seen in Vogue: Double Agent Suite

PressPosted by Ifeanyi Oganwu Jul 08, 2011 18:46:05

Double Agent Suite is featured in the August 2011 issue of British Vogue. “Nature versus Techno at the Milan Furniture Fair” aptly describes our collection and other techno models featured as indestructible and futuristic. Pick up your copy today or download PDF via icon below.

Aimee Farrell. “Nature Versus Techno at Milan Furniture Fair.”Vogue, UK, August, 2011Additional images of collection:

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Press Coverage, Post-Salone 2011

PressPosted by Ifeanyi Oganwu May 26, 2011 21:05:33

Following the successful launch of the Double Agent Suite during Milan Design Week 2011, we have received coverage in various international online design sites.

Enjoy the features.

- XP& Team

“Double Agent Suite.”
Romain Jerome Timeout, April 15, 2011

“Origins of Design DNA - Automobile Aesthetics.”
Trendease, May 2011

“Liquid Surfaces.”
Auto Design, May 1, 2011

Costas Voyatzis. “Salone Satellite 2011, Top 50.”
Yatzer, May 1, 2011

Anna Kidman. “DA Chair by Ifeanyi Oganwu.”
Design Folio, May 16, 2011

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Designboom features Full Circle

PressPosted by Ifeanyi Oganwu Feb 28, 2011 10:53:50

Jayme Million. “Expand Design: Full Circle.”
Designboom, February 20, 2011

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