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International design, craft & architecture diverge in Cork this September

The best internationally-acclaimed architects, designers and craftspeople are headed to Irish furniture designer Joseph Walsh’s County Cork studio for a unique creative seminar.

Entitled Making in Art / Craft / Design / Architecture, the renowned West Cork furniture designer will host many of the most profound and exciting voices in design from Europe and South America, in a September seminar that aims to stimulate thought, to question and to inspire.

Putting the spotlight on the varied approaches to making by different creators, from the highly refined work of Britain’s John Makepeace to the explosive design of Brazil’s Estudio Campana, the seminar is set to demonstrate how each are rooted in the ‘making’ culture while showcasing the similarities in their diverse works too.

Moderated by The Irish Times’ Fashion Editor, Deirdre McQuillan, other speakers on the day include London-based contemporary furniture designer, Gareth Neal; material scientist Chris Lefteri; Germany-based architect Jörg J Berchtold; London-based architect Günther Schnell; Ireland’s renowned baske​t​maker Joe Hogan; and Dublin’s acclaimed architects John Tuomey and Sheila O’Donnell.

One of Joseph Walsh’s most recent accomplishments is Magnus Modus, a magnificent sculpture made of multiple layers of laminated olive ash wood. Meticulously crafted, this curved sculpture is now a permanent feature of the new courtyard of the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland.

With such visionary artists, designers and educators hosted by one of Ireland’s leading design luminaries, Making in Art / Craft / Design / Architecture is set to ignite valuable creative dialogue in a quiet corner of rural Cork.

Making in Art / Craft / Design / Architecture takes place on Saturday 23 September at Joseph Walsh Studio, Fartha, County Cork.

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