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Seminar

Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

Saturday, 23rd of September
Making in Art / Craft / Design / Architecture /

Featuring some of the most profound and exciting voices in international design, this seminar puts Joseph Walsh Studio, and Ireland, at the center of a valuable creative dialogue. One that aims to stimulate thought, to question, to inspire.

 

As an admirer of the extraordinary body of work they have each created, Joseph Walsh and his team are delighted to welcome these visionary artists, designers and educators to Cork, to share their vision, their commitment to creativity and excellence. To share the beauty of what they do with all of us.

 

The Value of a Making Culture

We value living in a making culture and believe it to be an important component in society. Consuming cultures that rely on the production of goods elsewhere are poorer than those who engage, not only in thinking about the objects they surround ourselves with, but who are committed to making these objects.

This seminar is part of a series of events that explores the notion of a making culture. In a world where people increasing seek connections to the objects they surround themselves with, and where there is access to global design and new technologies, we examine our past and debate our future as we mark our place in time with the objects we create and live with. Objects that enhance the way we live but are also an expression of who we are.

Joseph Walsh introduces the Speakers

Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

Founded in São Paulo, Brazil by brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana, Estudio Campana first became world famous for its furniture however the studio has now grown to include interior design, architecture, fashion, artistic partnerships and more. Reinterpreting craft in a dynamic and vibrant way, the work of Estudio Campana reflects the colour, creative chaos and energy of their native Brazil.

Today, the work of Humberto and Fernando Campana, ranked by Wallpaper Magazine as two of the world’s most famous designers, can be found in the permanent collections of major museums such as the MoMa in New York, the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo. Joseph Walsh Studio is delighted to welcome Humberto Campana on his first visit to Ireland.


Website: campanas.com.br


Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

John Makepeace represents the pinnacle of British decorative arts. His ambitious, finely crafted furniture has been commissioned by private and institutional clients from all over the world while his career has also seen the establishment of the School of Craftsmanship in Wood at Parnham College and the creation of Hook Park in Dorset. In addition he has received many accolades, including an OBE in 1988 for services to furniture design and the American Furniture Society's Award of Distinction in 2002.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first intake of students at Parham College. It is the perfect time to welcome John Makepeace to Ireland to talk about his work and his commitment to education and craft. 


Website: www.johnmakepeacefurniture.com


Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

Gareth Neal explores and questions the issues of our time in design, craft, ecology and technology, challenging the notion of both function and of craft. His practice is at the forefront of contemporary British furniture design with work that has been internationally acquired, exhibited and celebrated. Clients include the Victoria & Albert Museum, Zaha Hadid Architects, Aesop and Hampton Court Palace while his work has most recently been seen at The Museum of Applied Arts in Australia for Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital as well as the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna for handiCRAFT: Traditional Skills in the Digital Age.

Gareth Neal brings to this seminar an innate understanding of craft and its relationship with the digital age.


Website: garethneal.co.uk


Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey have worked together as O’Donnell + Tuomey for almost 30 years. This Dublin-based practice has now developed an international reputation for its engagement with complex urban situations and sensitive landscapes.

They have exhibited three times at the Venice Biennale, been shortlisted six times for the Mies van der Rohe Award and five times for the RIBA Stirling Prize, while, in 2015, they received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal.


Website: odonnell-tuomey.ie


Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

Widely recognised as one of the leading experts working in the field of materials & design today, Chris Lefteri has a unique approach to materials; breaking them down and understanding how they are created, before bringing them together to create new materials.

His studio, in London, Seoul and Singapore, works with major material suppliers helping them to communicate more effectively with the design industry while his client list includes Google, Samsung, Kia, BMW, Speedo, LG, Bacardi & VW.


Website: www.chrislefteri.com


Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

Günther Schnell studied Architecture at the University of Stuttgart and the Architectural Association, London. He has collaborated with Frei Otto and Nicholas Grimshaw and has worked on projects in South America, Africa and the Middle East.

He has been involved in architecture during a period that witnessed the development of digital tools that enabled the design development of exciting and complex forms, however he and his contemporaries created complex 3D forms without these tools. Their focus was on materials and engineering. The resulting lightweight works are beautiful expressions, not just of form, but also of economy of structure.


Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

Architect and founder of Berchtold Projekte, Jörg J. Berchtold has collaborated with Joseph Walsh studio since 2006 on a number of projects. From 2009-2014 he developed the 'Snail Shell House', an exciting residential project that features curved geometry in concrete, with prefabricated timber roof-construction.

In 2013 he was invited to become a Member of the Deutscher Werkbund and in 2016 a member of the curatorial team of the Werkbund Exhibition 'Stuttgart – Stadtraum in Bewegung'.


Website: www.bp2.de


Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

Prompted by his own desire to develop a deeper connection to the natural world and reawaken a sense of wonder, Basket maker Joe Hogan’s work has evolved from traditional forms to crafted sculptural objects. He represents the generation that created in a traditional way for use and now creates crafted objects as art. But is the relevance in his sculptural objects their relationship with his earlier functional work?

Today, Joe Hogan’s practice allows him the opportunity to live rurally and to be involved in the entire process, from growing the material to making the finished object. His home and landscape have had a profound influence on the style and diversity of his work, encouraging him to explore and develop new designs based on old traditions.


Website: www.joehoganbaskets.com

Joseph Walsh introduces the seminar Moderator, Deirdre McQuillan.

Deirdre McQuillan


Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

Deirdre McQuillan is the fashion editor of The Irish Times and a feature writer. She has travelled widely in Africa, Europe and East Asia and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the IDI  (Institute of Designers in Ireland) in 2010. With a long-standing interest in many aspects of design in Ireland and internationally, she will act as seminar moderator, drawing together all the speakers for an important final panel discussion.



 

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Speakers, Seminar - Decoding Craftsmanship

On 21-22 September, a two-day intermediate level Rhino workshop also takes place -> more info

 

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