Welcome to Holmes Wilson Furniture
I am Ryder Holmes Wilson, and I have inherited a family business from my mother Pamela Holmes, and I make one of a kind, lightweight concrete furniture, art, wall panels and sculpture. Pamela Holmes and Brad Wilson started Holmes Wilson Furniture in 1995, and I am now located in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA. I strive to expand the aesthetic horizons of concrete with a combination of modern technology and handmade techniques. The work is deeply inspired by the plants and land around us, especially Salt Point, Fort Ross, Howarth Park, and the Jenner Headlands. My goal is to make work that feels like a place itself, an environment you can explore with deep imagination.
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