World-famous furniture designer for Riverstick seminar

August 31st, 2017 5:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

Joseph Walsh founded his studio and workshop in 1999.

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A WORLD famous designer will address a seminar in West Cork next month where he will be joined by other well known international creative names. 

Humberto Campana, one half of the renowned Campana Brothers, will be speaking at the Joseph Walsh Studio in Riverstick at an event called ‘Decoding Craftsmanship’, on September 23rd.

Joseph Walsh founded his studio and workshop in 1999 to realise his vision of one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by UCC in 2015 in recognition of his contribution to design, and his work can be found in many significant international museum and private collections. It is regularly exhibited at major art and design fairs.

Founded in Sao Paulo, Brazil by brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana, Estudio Campana became world famous for their furniture and other objects, which reflect the colours, creative chaos, and energy of their native Brazil. 

Their work, including the world famous Favela Chair, is in the permanent collections of major museums around the world such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the MoMa in New York, the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein. 

At the seminar, he will be joined by a number of other well-known names in the international design world including John Makepeace OBE, furniture designer maker and educator who is frequently referred to as the father of British furniture design; Gareth Neal, whose work has been exhibited in museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Art & Design in New York, and architect Günther Schnell, whose projects have included the Royal Clock Tower, Mecca, the second tallest building in the world.

They will be joined by Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey of O’Donnell + Tuomey, the Dublin-based architectural practice that has developed an international reputation for cultural, social, and educational buildings including the Glucksman Gallery in Cork.

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