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    Joseph Walsh – Unique “Lumenoria” Table. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This unique Lumenoria table by Joseph Walsh comes up at Sotheby’s Important Design sale in New York on June 9 with an estimate of $150,000-200,000. This beautiful and dynamic dining table marks a pivotal moment in the career of celebrated contemporary Irish designer Joseph Walsh according to Sotheby’s. Since 1999, Walsh has been experimenting with laminating and bending wood, creating highly expressive and sculptural furniture and installations. Some of his career-defining commissions include work for the Embassy of Japan, the National Museum of Ireland, and the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.  The catalogue notes that: “In his woodworking practice, Walsh infuses techniques from his broad and deep understanding of other traditional craft methods. This innovative approach to making yields masterfully crafted furniture as evidenced in this dining table. Here, Walsh has expanded his material experiments by combining a slowly hand-poured clear resin top over a custom freeform base, resulting in poetic interplay between the materials. “Each piece is unique, speaking of the materials, process and a moment in time,” reads his artistic statement for the series. This unique dining table presents as a visual marvel where light twinkles through the transparent top to rain down and animate the swirling ash wood base below”. It was acquired directly from Joseph Walsh by the present owner. The catalogue also features an Enignum II chair by Walsh with an estimate of 10,000-15,000. UPDATE: THE CHAIR MADE $12,600.

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