Object of Desire: Joseph Walsh Figure 6 chairs and Prism round dining table

The Cork chairmaker’s wooden pieces are a visual delight

18th April, 2021
Object of Desire: Joseph Walsh  Figure 6 chairs and Prism round dining table
A set of six Figure 6 chairs and Prism round dining table by Joseph Walsh at Sheppards

Looking for a word to describe a chair? There are endless options – sturdy, frail, elegant, comfy – but rarely would the word “sensual” spring to mind. Until along came the Cork designer/maker Joseph Walsh who, when he works with wood, makes magic. His pieces can be found in some of the world’s most august collections. Typical is a lot comprising a set of six of his Figure 6 chairs and his Prism round dining...

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