Interior House Design with a Philosophy: Enignum Chairs by Joseph Walsh
Designed in 2011, Joseph Walsh’s Enignum Chairs collection now make it easier than ever to add a touch of class and style to your interior house design. The chairs’ undulating shapes well surpass the mere concept of furniture design and enter artwork territory, for all the grace that’s contained within them. The Enignum III Chair, for instance, combines olive ash wood, copper, silk and woven textile materials to create a form that is both static and alive, very much an organic form. It is finished in white oil, a final touch that adds fluidity and delicacy to the entire item. The same principle applies to the Enignum I and II chairs, built in olive ash and finished with suede upholstery, for a touch of luxury. These are concept chairs at their best, inspired by the wind, the water and the curves of the human body. To sit on them surely must be a treat for any human body.
Joseph Walsh’s contribution to the interior house design scene is very substantial and informed by an artistic sensibility that combines esthetics, craftsmanship and philosophy. In the designer’s own words, “in the Enignum series of work, I have stripped wood into thin layers, manipulating and reconstructing them into free form compositions. I then shape through these layers to reveal not only the honesty of the structure but the sculpted form which is a unique collaboration of man and material. The title derives from the Latin words Enigma (‘mystery’) and Lignum (‘wood’), for me they sum up the series: the mystery of the composition lies in the material.” Man meets mind meets material, for a series of final products that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before in matters of furniture.