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At this year’s IDS Toronto, designer Nicholas Hamilton Holmes presented the BLACK ARTS Collection. The work explores a tubular shape that’s been bent, curved, and turned out of wood that’s dyed black. With the pieces being blacked out, the focus becomes the clean forms and silhouettes.

Brazilian Soapstone, black Danish cord, Mongolian wool, and brass are additional materials used to complement the monotone pieces, which include a lounge chair, coat rack, tables, and bookends. Each design is handcrafted using traditional techniques and joinery that make them more durable for actual use.

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