Irish furniture maker and sculptor Joseph Walsh is a master of laminated forms. Each sinuous shape is built up from many thin layers of wood, which are then carved by hand.

The process is ancient – it was once used to make bows – but Walsh uses it to create contemporary shapes. They seem like wisps of smoke, or drawings made in mid-air.

These brackets were custom-made for this spot, to display ceramics from the collection. It is one of several commissions Walsh has completed for the house over the past few years

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