Joseph Walsh Studio - Chairs and Furniture
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Joseph Walsh Studio

Cork, Ireland

“In the past several years, Walsh has polished his techniques and clarified his sensibility, making one-offs and limited-edition furniture and art installations from (primarily) wood that appear impossibly fluid.

Walsh’s functional sculpture—his furniture—is “timeless” in the sense that it is suited to every era and none at all: each piece unfurls with the romanticism of a nameless past while having a clarity and a naked discipline that is wholly modern. Today, at the age of 35, Walsh has become a significant innovator at the intersection of the classic and the progressive. He is a couture craftsman who is changing the shape of his craft.

His work has been commissioned for embassies, churches, and hotels, and collected by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the National Museum of Ireland, by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, and by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire (who requested a site-specific bed that now stands more than six metres high). The Mint Museum of Craft & Design in North Carolina commissioned his 2010 Enignum Motion console table with storage, which converts into a desk via articulated slats that can be lifted on their hinges to form a cobra’s hood over the work surface.

Walsh was born into a large family in 1979.”