Holmes Wilson: Designer

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Holmes Wilson makes tables to be reckoned with.

While their sturdy construction suggests commercial use, Pamela Holmes’ and Brad Wilson’s chunky concrete-topped coffee tables, consoles, coffee and dining tables have been discovered for residences as well, probably as a result of the craze for poured concrete surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms.

Holmes Wilson’s work is a study in the constrast of materials: wood and concrete. The tops, which are made from heavy slabs of glass-fiber reinforced concrete seem to hover over lighter and generally more sculpted wooden bases (ah, the magic of hidden steel reinforcements).

The Tree Table ($4,200), pictured above left, works indoors or out (and we can actually think of a few dinner parties that would benefit from a tree sticking up through the middle of the table). The top can be separated into two half rounds and re-assembled around a tree. The base is made from reclaimed old growth redwood.

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Oyster Coffee Table is a 48″ square of walnut and concrete and costs $2,000.
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Cone Table is one of Holmes Wilson’s best sellers. It has a MCM feeling courtesy of
Prouvé-inspired splayed legs. The heavy slab is supported by a 33″ round steel disc.

Holmes Wilson tables can be seen at The Gardener in Berkeley or Healdsburg and ordered directly through the duo’s website.

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