Joseph Walsh was born in 1979 in County Cork on the south coast of Ireland where he established his own studio and workshop at age 20 and is still based today.
From these early years of experimentation and development, Joseph Walsh began to break some of the traditional rules of making, and even his own rules, in order to create the truly bold and expressive forms for which he is known today, realised in an ever-widening range of materials, including wood, marble and bronze. His achievements in design have been recognised by an honorary doctorate from University College Cork, a major commission for the National Gallery of Ireland and the acquisition of works for many major international collections, including most recently the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
At Design Miami/ Basel 2022, Joseph Walsh Studio presents Material Culture; an assemblage of works by Joseph Walsh. Inspired by the free, uplifting and ever-changing grace that can be found in nature, Joseph Walsh has developed a creative process which captures the fluidity and immediacy of a sketch. The moment of inspiration and the final form is only defined through its making. From monumental scale sculptures to one-of-a-kind site-specific commissions and collectible design editions, every piece within his dynamic body of work reveals an intuitive relationship with making, a sympathetic use of materials and an expressive engagement with form.
“Each concept is inspired by time, the layered properties of the materials; be that growing, rippling or eroding with the passing of time.” (Joseph Walsh, 2020.)
Design Miami/ x Podium Shanghai – Joseph Walsh Studio
Design Miami/ Basel 2021 – Joseph Walsh Studio
Design Miami/ 2019 – Joseph Walsh Studio
Design Miami/ Basel 2019 – Joseph Walsh Studio
- Joseph Walsh