“The Formations & Layering concept is inspired by layering in the natural world around us, these layers record time, are a measure of annual growth and climate change,” explains founder and designer Joseph Walsh. “In the Erosion series - part of the Formations & Layering concept - I have emphasised the pattern of erosion as a form, the energy and the removal of material, the relationship between the original composition of material and the eroded form.”
The Erosion III Dining Table is a one of kind piece made from Olive Ash wood and finished with a white pigment lacquer. The surprisingly comfortable and curvaceous Enignum (from the Latin words Enigma, meaning mystery and Lignum, meaning wood) IV Chair is constructed from the same wood and finished with white oil and copper. “I find the dialogue between contrasting materials very interesting,” says Walsh. “I was also keen to translate my forms into another material with a different feel. Working with a natural material that has an individual character, a material that has come from the earth and will return to the earth, is something that we can relate to very well.”
For another chance to see the latest works by the studio, a solo show will be held in the Oliver Sears Gallery in Dublin, Ireland, from Thursday 17th November – 27th January 2012. The show will display pieces created throughout 2011 from the Enignum, Erosion and Equinox series - a first for the studio.
Read more about wood and the ways in which it is used onboard superyachts in SuperyachtDesign Q9, out in December 2011!
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