James Walsh

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. 5 lamps available of a Limited Edition of 50.

James Walsh is Naarm/Melbourne based furniture and industrial designer. Making furniture and homewares for his own studio brand and leading Australian companies, his practice demonstrates a combination of traditional, often primitive, design methods with contemporary techniques. A prevalent theme throughout Walsh’s practice is his interest in the use of waste materials and how they can be used with cultural and design significance. This being best represented in his exploration of bluestone in his Igneous wall light, and the use of waste glass material in his recent
Anthropic series. Walsh has been exhibited across Australia as well as in Italy as part of Milan Salone. He is recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the 2020 Australian Furniture Design Award, 2017 Interior Design Excellence Award and the 2016 VIVID – Decord and Design Award. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design (First Class Honours), 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, 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.


Materials: Earth, recycled glass, cement, porcelain globe and fitting. 

Dimensions: approx. 18.5cm × 18.5cm × 13 cm each

Limited edition of 50 available

Please enquire for acquisition at shop@craft.org.au or contact our curator Eliza at etiernan@craft.org.au

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