HAMILTON, Ontario - Just in time for Halloween comes the Black Arts Furniture and Sculpture Collection by Nicholas Hamilton Holmes.

Holmes, whose woodworking studio is based in Hamilton, introduced the collection earlier this year at the Interior Design Show in Toronto and soon after at the Architectural Design Show in New York. He was rewarded for his design innovation and craftsmanship by being named one of the “best pieces” exhibited at the AD show.

The press release announcing Black Arts, states, “The collection evolves a ‘tubular’ design language where Holmes has bent, shaped and turned wood into various forms and then dyed them all black. The work is murdered out, blacked out, ebonized and non-visible--ornamented only by the purity of the form and some light stippling. The use of Brazilian Soapstone, black Danish Cord, Mongolian wool and Brass deepen the works and lighten the mood.”

The Black Arts collection includes chairs, tables, book ends and a coat rack. Holmes employed traditional joinery methods to bring his creations to life.

Learn more at hamiltonholmes.com.

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