Furniture designer Joseph Walsh was born in Cork, Ireland in 1979. He traces his interest in design to his early childhood, when he first learned about woodwork from his grandfather, James Duignan. Walsh’s sensitive approach to design is rooted in the synthesis of material forms and a desire to engage the user. Walsh acquires a deep understanding of materials by creating tactile structures inspired from nature that are evident in the curvaceous, ribbon-like, and organic shapes seen in his study models and final products. Throughout the entire making process, from concept to finished product, Walsh allows his designs to gradually evolve and reveal their intuitive qualities. His pieces are all handmade,... more.