Joseph Walsh Monday 04 Jul 2011

The concept behind the Bed design was to create a cocoon, a suggestion of being protected, a feeling of an enclosed space which is truly personal.

Given that most current architecture is geometric and symmetric I wanted to realize this piece with subtle curves and suggestions of elements of nature indoors.

This thinking feed into the making process; the main form and canopy has been made by cutting wood in thin layers and free form bending the wood relative to its elasticity. The headboard has been build of thick sections and carved into a sculpted form, this was then brushed deeply into the grain to raise the texture of the wood. The concept with the canopy textile is to create different textiles for each season, playing with light, shadow and the asymmetry of the forms created.

Enignum Series
In this series of work the designer has stripped wood into thin layers, manipulating and reconstructing these layers into free form compositions. Jospeph has then shapes through the layers to reveal not alone the honesty of the structure but the sculpted form which is a unique collaboration of man and material.

Designer: Joseph Walsh
Material: Ash and Organza Silk
Year: 2010