The Erosion II Dining Table by Joseph Walsh of Ireland
The ‘Erosion II’ by Joseph Walsh is a stunningly beautiful futuristic dining table design and would provide quite a talking piece in the modern home. That is if you were lucky enough to own it as it is a truly unique piece, superbly handcrafted to achieve the highest quality finish. Each piece in Joseph Walsh’s ‘Erosion’ series is individually styled, factory mass production has no place in this talented designer’s exclusive workshop. Created as an art form in its own right, this futuristic dining table design is almost two beautiful to use. The form is purely sculptural, elegant and dynamic at the same time. Joseph Walsh said of this futuristic dining table design that for inspiration he was looking to
“…emphasize the pattern of erosion, the energy of material removal which is recorded in the remaining form. This relationship between erosion and the original composition is revealed in a layered fluid pattern.”
To create the breathtaking effect this futuristic dining table is created from a combination of expensive woods that include Burr olive ash, olive ash. To enhance the natural appearance of the wood Walsh has used a specialist lacquer with white pigment added.
Obviously the futuristic dining table design is intended for practical use and has a perfectly balanced stable appearance. In fact it has been crafted to appear as thought the base and the top are all of one piece. Although slender and delicate in many respects, the curved elements become naturally strong supports for the generous tabletop. This futuristic dining table design is totally organic in inspiration and appearance. ‘Erosion II’ displays an elegant stretched composition with the combination of solid and negative spaces interacting to suggest tree roots, eroded timbers, possibly driftwood and even rock formations. Walsh’s futuristic dining table design could be appreciated not just as a creative response to natural forms but as a more complex celebration of the cycle of life.