Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Style Files

Holmes Wilson Tables The Style Files is a daily blog by Danielle de Lange about design and (life)style. With her keen eye we are pleased that she has chosen to post our work!
Today I’m loving … these beautiful tables with leaf print from Holmes Wilson. These Pliny tables have impressions of leaves from Inula, Sage, Echium, Artichoke, Eucalyptus, Calla Lily, and Banana. You may also request a leaf of your choice. Each seat is unique and hand made.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Eco is a good thang

The "Eco Table" has been around for four years now and it has evolved over time. Currently I'm creating a 15" x 15" x 38"tall version in recycled old growth redwood from beer, wine, and water tanks. The superior quality of this wood brings in the rich hue of its nature. Custom sizes are available and check out the Eco Etsy for more info or the Holmes Wilson Tables Etsy too!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Is it art or decor?

You decide for yourselves. Pamela Holmes has been creating botanical and semi-abstract concrete panels that make you feel like you're looking at art with the same types of seduction and painterly traits of great artworks. Each panel is a unique, one of a kind piece that is ready to hang. Currently The Gardener in Berkeley, CA and Liave in Seattle have some in their stores. Pamela uses leaves like Nasturtium, Tobacco, Echium, and Inula and these are just some examples of the types of leaves she has used to create them. One can request a particular variety of leaves if available and applicable to the process. To see or purchase panels contact Pamela, go to our website, or go the stores mentioned to see them in person.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

What's Hot at Holmes Wilson?

Pamela Holmes and I (Brad Wilson) began our table exploration in 1995 although we were involved in sculptural ferro cement processes much earlier.
Currently what's hot with Holmes Wilson are designs like our Cone Table, a round five legged table that comes in 56", 48, and 36" rounds. The black walnut version is doing well. Also, our Ojo Table seems to be a hot ticket. This solid design features a heavy gauge steel base adorned with a concrete top. Our Cypress Block Table continues to be consistent as do Pamela's distinct Freyja Coffee Table and Pliny Table. Visit our website at to contact us.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

We're back!

Ok, it's been awhile I so want to bring you up to speed with whats been happening. I'll just touch on a couple of new things for now.

First, we've been selling our work at the Summer House Gallery in Marin and that's going well. If you're in the area it is well worth a visit with their new space "57" is a showcase of one of a kind furniture and other exquisite items. We usually have a few pieces on display.

Things to look out for on our website at

The Ojo Table is a solid and very grounded steel and concrete dining table that will also suffice for much leg space. Made from 3/8" gauge steel sealed with a satin clear finish.

Pamela's "Pliny Table" continues to be a popular small end table or seat that is 16" in diameter and priced right. The botanical options abound.

The Cone Table particularly the walnut based version with its five 3.75" x 7" solid walnut legs is once again becoming popular and is available in 56" round tops, 48", and 36" round. The base is sealed with an oil finish and clean lines that define this table. The above version is in reclaimed redwood.

If you get curious please check out our website at

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Apartment Therapy and Holmes Wilson Tables

Apartment Therapy, the popular design website/blog featured our work back in 2006 and recently featured some of our newer pieces. We're pleased that they did! Click on the link to go there.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Summer House update...

The Summer House extravaganza proved to be a really fun event that was buzzing with excitement. A large crowd was there and were very enthusiastic about what they saw at Summer House including the environment, the products, and the community support. If you get a chance look up Summer House in Marin and go there to see what they've created.  You won't be disappointed.

Monday, February 08, 2010

"Sophie Chair" in production!

Our new "Sophie Chair" is currently available. We have always wanted to produce a chair and have had many requests over the years so we're very excited about it. The base has a hollow in it it weighs 70 pounds making it more mobile. It can be used both indoors or out.
Each chair is individually hand cast and color options and imprint textures are available.
For more info go to

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Evolution of a Holmes Wilson Table

Hello out there to those who might stumble upon our Blog.

Our tables have evolved over a period of 15 years but Pamela and I have actually worked together for 30.

The first tables we made were a result of art school(both received our MFA's from Otis Art Institute) and the approach we used in creating sculpture. Thus the very organic and monolithic look of many of our early tables. These early pieces involved carving with chainsaws and disc sanders plus cast concrete to create very unique one of a kind tables that were very sculptural and influenced by nature and the found wood that we sought out. Most were made from reclaimed, storm fallen, or logging rejects that would have normally been destined to rot or cut up for fire wood. They were not reject pieces of wood and had a lot of character and uniqueness to them. Here are some examples of some of our early tables from 1994 - 1998.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Holmes Wilson sculptural tables are back!

We're heading back to our roots literally. Our style has evolved out of a sculptural style viewed from the eyes of two sculptors. As styles encourage refined work that is of hard edge the organic forms are a nice relief from the anal approach modern furniture pursued. We've always had a handmade edge to our work and an affinity with nature.

I use reclaimed redwood, cypress, and some hardwoods to sculpt the bases using chainsaws and sanders. Here are some tables we created recently.