Learning Talk

An Evening with Joseph Walsh

Join this enlightening talk by Joseph Walsh, internationally acclaimed designer maker, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of establishing his studio.

What to expect

The Design Museum welcomes Irish designer and maker Joseph Walsh as part of an international tour of talks reflecting on 25 years of his practice.

Known for exquisite furniture, monumental sculptures, and his mastery of wood, marble and bronze, Walsh’s body of work reveals an intuitive relationship with making and materials, and an expressive engagement with form.

Walsh will share an intimate perspective on the highlights and key moments of his career, touching upon special projects, collaborations and the cultural programme Making In – an annual international gathering of creatives, at his studio in County Cork, exploring new ways of thinking, imagining and expressing. He will offer a glimpse of his upcoming projects, including the Magnus Bronze to be revealed at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in September. The talk will culminate in a Q&A with the audience hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross, Conran Foundation Chief Curator at the Design Museum.

This will be an unmissable event for emerging and established designers, makers, artists, furniture and sculpture enthusiasts and admirers of Welsh’s distinctive style to learn about and celebrate Walsh’s work.

Joseph Walsh, Magnus Modus

Joseph Walsh, Enigum Bed

Joseph Walsh

Joseph Walsh, Enigum Locus Chair


Joseph Walsh

Walsh (b. 1979, County Cork) is an Irish designer and maker whose work reflects his passion for expression through material and form. From majestic sculptures to site-sensitive commissions, each unique piece reveals an intuitive relationship with making and a sympathetic use of materials. In 1999, Walsh established his workshop in Fartha, where he remains based today. His work includes acquisitions by numerous major collections, including most recently, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Johanna Agerman Ross

Agerman Ross was appointed the Conran Foundation Chief Curator at the Design Museum in 2023. She was previously curator of twentieth century and contemporary furniture and product design at the V&A where she co-curated the new permanent gallery Design 1900-Now and launched Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures, focused on design and the climate emergency. She founded the international design journal Disegno in 2011, which she edited for five years. She is still Disegno’s director.

Booking information

Adult: £20
Concession: £16
Members*: £15
Child: £5

*Please note that this benefit only applies one individual cardholding Member’s ticket and not those of additional guests.

– This event will have British Sign Language interpretation.

– There will be a hearing loop at this event.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our terms & conditions page for further information.

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Background image courtsey of Joseph Walsh Studio, Enigum Free Form Seat.