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    NEW SERIES BY JOSEPH WALSH AT SOTHEBY’S IN LONDON

    Saturday, September 17th, 2022
    GESTURES CHAIRS BY JOSEPH WALSH

    A new design series by Joseph Walsh – Riverstick, Co. Cork based global design superstar – opens at Sotheby’s in London today.  On show is a selling exhibition of key pieces from his newly developed Gestures series on display for the first time.  The 12 sinuous works include a large dining table, a sculptural bench, free form lounge chairs, dining chairs and various wall mounted sculptural shelves.

    Now in mid career Joseph Walsh is the Eileen Gray of this generation – and not every generation throws up designer¬†innovators of this calibre. A century ago Gray was making lacquered pieces in Paris. This new series by Joseph Walsh, whose¬†work is celebrated by design cognoscenti from Tokyo to Chicago to Paris, is finished in ebonised black. Beginning with charcoal sketches which Walsh translates into scale model studies in wood Gestures has emerged over the past three years. Wood is cut into layers, rebuilt and carved to create an uninterrupted sculptural form and finished in black. Each piece is functional and boldly sculptural. The show at Sotheby’s, which coincides with the London Design Festival, runs until September 29.