Joseph Walsh (designer)

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Joseph Walsh, 2018
For other persons named Joseph/Joe Walsh, see Joseph/Joe Walsh
Enigmum XV, 2014, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris
Magnus V, 2018, IPUT Sculpture, Ireland

Joseph Walsh (born 1979)[1] is a self-taught Irish furniture maker and designer. He was born in County Cork and founded his studio and workshop in 1999. Walsh’s creative approach reflects his appreciation of nature and also his desire to engage the user with visual and tactile forms.

Solo exhibitions[edit]

RINN, Sogetsu Arts Centre, Japan, 2018

LOCUS, Tsubaki Shrine, Japan, 2017

REVEAL, American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA, 2017

LILIUM, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2014

ENIGNUM and other stories, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2011

Realisations, American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA, 2008

Selected Collections[edit]

Enignum Locus Chair I, Tsubaki, Japan

Cooper Hewitt,  Design Museum, New York, USA

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA

The Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, North Caroline, USA

The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Dublin, Ireland

Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House, UK

Ulster Museum, Ireland

Embassy of Japan, Dublin, Ireland

Critical reception[edit]

Articles about Joseph Walsh have featured in the Robb Report[2] and The Irish Arts Review.[3] He was selected as a SOFA Chicago 2008 Dealer Highlight.[4]


  1. ^ "Master Maker". Irish Arts Review. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "Robb Design Portfolio; Out of the Woods" Robb Report, USA, 2005
  3. ^ "Irish Craft at SOFA 2007" The Irish Arts Review, Ireland, 2007 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
  4. ^ "SOFA CHICAGO 2008 DEALER HIGHLIGHTS, Cutting Edge Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design and Prized Historic Examples" SOFA Chicago website, 2008 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
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The Dommus Collection, Limited Edition Furniture Pieces Aimed At The Domestic Environment At The Salon Art + Design, New York 2017 - Retrieved 26 March 2018

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