• Magnus V, 2018. Commissioned by IPUT plc

    • Magnus V, 2018. Commissioned by IPUT plc

    • Magnus V, 2018. Commissioned by IPUT plc

    • Magnus V, 2018. Commissioned by IPUT plc

Magnus V

Magnus V is the largest and most ambitious form in the Magnus series to date, designed for the atrium of IPUT’s Dublin headquarters. Of such a scale that it shapes and redefines the architecture of the space, Magnus V engages the viewer in a physical and emotional way, intended to provoke an experience of calm, reassurance and discovery.

Working with the inherent properties of the olive ash, Joseph Walsh and his team have pushed the formal and technical possibilities of the wood, drawing on craft, research and engineering to realise a unique intuitive expression of man and material.

  • Year designed: 2018
  • Materials: Olive ash
  • Finish: White oil
  • Dimensions: 5000 x 5000 x 6000mm
  • Edition of: Unique

About the Magnus series

"Magnus is a drawing in air, an idea – an emotion expressed through form that is serene or complex, created to engage with us in a physical and intuitive way." Joseph Walsh

The title Magnus, from the Latin for large or great, reflects the scale and presence of these sculptures which encircle the viewer and redefine the architecture of the spaces for which they are designed.

The series represents a challenge in innovation to transpose Joseph Walsh’s approach to material and form from the intimate scale of an object to hold in the hand to the monumental scale of an object to stand within. The grace and flow of the finished forms belies the complex process from sketch models to design development, prototyping and engineering through which they have been realised.

  • Magnus V exhibited at DesignMiami/Basel 2019
    • Magnus V, Making

    • Magnus V, Making

    • Magnus V, Making

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