Join me – to honor Joseph Walsh

Join me on February 26th for an amazing night of design and inspiration, when LongHouse Reserve will honor Joseph Walsh in its winter benefit event. The evening will begin at 6 with a cocktail reception at the Hearst Tower, by Sir Norman Foster, following by a talk, and concluding with dinner at the Fifth Avenue mansion of the American Irish Historical Society. Known also as a ‘magician in wood,’ Ireland-based Walsh has done more for the art of bentwood than any other artist of his generation. Three yeas ago, I have curated a talk with him and other design experts at the NYSID, illuminating his contribution to the world of contemporary design.
 
LongHouse Reserve, an estate in East Hampton, New York, is the home of renowned textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen (b. 1928). One of the most legendary figures in the history of American modern design, Larsen’s hand-woven fabrics in natural yarns have become synonymous with 20th-century furniture; his home and gardens contain a magnificent art collection by such artists as Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, and Willem de Kooning. The annual event comes to support this initiative, and Joseph Walsh is the recipient of the Award for 2020.
 
Since founding his studio in West Cork, Ireland in 1999, Walsh has formulated a unique and personal language, based on poetic sensibility and on the art of bending and manipulating timbers, to which he has added such materials as green marble, limestone, and resin. He has become known internationally for his sinuous, flowing, graceful forms, for interpreting nature in his own unique way, and for the highest level of craftsmanship. This is a rare opportunity to visit the Hearst Tower, to meet Joseph Walsh in person, to learn his oeuvre, and to experience his ambitious and unique art. For information and tickets to the LongHouse Winter Benefit, visit here

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