James Walsh — Anthropic Table Lamp series, 2022
The Anthropic Lamp series is a retake on the age-old rammed earth construction method and uses recycled waste glass as an alternative structural property. This work was part of the group exhibition Alternative Provisions, for Melbourne Design Week, 2022.
5 lamps available of a Limited Edition of 50.
James Walsh is an Industrial Designer living and working in Naarm/Melbourne. His work demonstrates a combination of traditional and primitive design methods with a contemporary approach. Exploring commercial waste materials with natural origins, Walsh looks to find new and exciting forms and applications through his experimental design approach. Walsh has exhibited several of his works including Igneous Wall Light, 2017, Blocks Range, 2020, and Anthropic Bench, 2022.
Walsh completed a Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honors) at RMIT/TUe Eindhoven, Diploma of Product Design at RMIT and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) at RMIT.
Alternative Provisions presents the work of designers and makers expanding material practice as an act of making good. The exhibition explores how unexpected and under-utilised materials, driven by the notion of ‘reuse’, are developed and used in interesting ways by today’s makers.
The exhibitors each forage for their material, whether organic matter or discarded waste product, to create works that offer production alternatives, as well as a means to tell new stories.
By joining these makers in their search for more mindful provisions, we are lead to re-evaluate how we engage with materials for production and the potential presented by seeking conscious alternatives.
Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week, 2022, Alternative Provisions joins the broader conversation on the environmental implications of human presence and the revaluation of our actions. Let’s make good on our responsibilities to the environment through creative innovation.
Material: Earth, recycled glass, cement, porcelain globe and fitting.
Dimensions: Approx. 18.5cm x 18.5cm x 13 cm.