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Choosing a Concrete Leaf

  We’ve experimented with more than a hundred different plants and other organic materials, everything from dandelion weeds to giant rhubarb leaves to bark and lichen. Unfortunately, many of these experiments don’t succeed as well as we would like. This is because it takes a specific thickness and texture to really make a good impression…

A New Look: Dots and Lines

As much as we love leaves and natural elements, it’s fun to experiment with new looks, too. Dots and lines, simple concepts but with lots of possibilities, are a new muse. Irregular lines can reminisce of marble or height maps or erosion. Dots less easily map on to the natural world, but when unevenly patterned, they…

Our Favorite Happy Accidents

Most creativity is accidental, if not all of it. The artist often sits before their canvas with a plan, only to discover things come out much differently than they expected. Musicians can find themselves bored with their playing until they make a mistake, hit the wrong note, and suddenly everything is fresh, and they can find…

15 Reasons Why Concrete Furniture is Awesome

When people hear “concrete furniture,” they often think it’s going to be extremely heavy, ugly stuff only fit to sit in parks and bus stops. But most people are now realizing modern concrete furniture can be just as elegant, nearly as light, and far more durable than other furniture materials. But do you know every…

Memory Benches & Other Wordy Options

We now offer memory benches or other impressions of words on any of our pieces. They work particularly well on square or rectangular pieces like our Skye bench, Square End Tables, or Sophie chairs, though words may flow across the curved contours of our Pliny tables as well. The letters can be filled or unfilled and…

The Inspiration of Messiness

As smooth as our tables come out, working with concrete (or any furniture) means some messiness, even with even the cleanest and greenest of methods. Fortunately, messiness can be inspirational at the right moments, and not so different than art. Sunsets and season changes transform a mess in different ways, as in the first two photos below, which are similar…

How to Order a Holmes Wilson Table

1. Peruse the website for what you want or send us an email if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for. See our work in stores like The Gardener and McGuire Furniture. Think about sizes, concrete colors, types of woods, and wood and steel finishes. Also consider if you want leaves in the concrete, and what…

The Realities of Raw Creation

People often ask how the concrete is made, and especially how we get our leaves into the concrete. While we can’t reveal too many proprietary secrets, we’ll give you a little description: it’s tough and dirty. Pamela has a small greenhouse set up, as you can see below, where she casts, grinds, and finishes the…

A Welcome to Holmes Wilson: The Organics of our Furniture

Hello and welcome to Holmes Wilson Tables. We have recently migrated over to a new web design which we hope will enlighten your browsing and purchasing experience. We have always taken our web presence very seriously and so have tried to make it an intuitive, aesthetic process. Please browse our products and contact us for any…