Joseph Walsh

Joseph Walsh’s creative vision as a furniture maker took early influence from vernacular design and later the generation of 20th century studio makers including John Makepeace, who showed the young designer the expressive possibilities of his craft. Now, with his own team of international craftsmen working on commissions across the globe, he creates unique sculptural hand-crafted furniture pieces

Walsh’s commitment to excellence is continuously reflected in his ambitious studio practice, culminating in a major commission for The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin for a significant Ash sculpture, and a monumental commission for 24 unique chairs for Chatsworth House, England. The designer has exhibited extensively around the world and his work is included in many public and private collections, such as the Museum of Arts and Design, USA; Centre Pompidou, France; Mint Museum of Craft & Design, USA; National Museum of Ireland; The Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House, UK; Embassy of Japan, Ireland; Rafael Vinoly, Uruguay; John H. Bryan Collection, USA; and Paul Stuart’s, New York, USA. The designer was conferred with an honorary doctorate in 2015 for his contribution to the arts in Ireland by University College Cork.