About Harry Hamilton

Artist Bio

I was born in Scotland and emigrated to Edmonton at eight years of age. Moving from what was then an industrialized, monochromatic society to a bold new world of colour and modern design fueled my imagination and inspired me to learn the skills I needed to contribute to that creative world.

I have been designing and manufacturing furniture since the late ‘90s. It is an interest rooted in a long career as a locksmith where I invented and created solutions for my colleagues in the industry. I build larger-scale prototypes in the workshop and small representations on a 3-D printer and have a number of patents pending.

Ever student of design and a creative problem-solver, I seek unique, one-of-a-kind furnishings for my home. When I can’t find what I am looking for, I create it for myself, designing and building primarily in aluminum and steel.

Furnishings should be at once beautiful and functional – a piece of art when not in use. My designs are sleek, with futuristic clean lines and contrasts in colour and texture, often pairing brushed aluminum with high gloss paint or high-pressure laminate, concealing cords and fasteners.

I am fascinated by transformational design, whereby one piece can serve multiple purposes. For example, the OVOID table easily separates and tucks neatly into the sofa for an easy TV meal, leisurely coffee and book, or to rest the laptop.