Joseph Walsh, born in 1979, established his studio in 1999 in County Cork, Ireland. He began his experimentation in furniture making at age 12, and though self-taught, has traveled extensively to learn from the workshops of other contemporary designers. Walsh’s work is guided primarily by a sensitive use of materials, and purity in structure and form. The extraordinary craftsmanship of Joseph’s work has been widely recognized and resulted in its inclusion in numerous collections and exhibitions, and has received the critical attention of curators and scholars throughout the world. Walsh represents the leading edge of studio furniture design today, his peers are few and his designs are on a par with any of the art furniture designers of this decade. He crafts each piece by hand, pushing the limits of his material and expanding the definition of what a piece of wood furniture can be. The extraordinary quality of Joseph Walsh's craftsmanship has been widely recognized through inclusion in numerous collections and participation in international exhibitions while his work has received the critical attention of curators, academics and the media. “Joseph Walsh one of the finest young talents in the world of studio furniture today, with one of the brightest futures” says Mr. Merrill.