Nicole Hollis bridges the worlds of art, fashion, and architecture to connect with her ideas and her designs.

Nicole Hollis explores her design approach, a process that she calls “material alchemy.” She discusses how she collaborates with artists and artisans to rethink elemental materials including clay, wool, wood and metal to create imaginative interior spaces.

About the speaker

Nicole Hollis is a designer and founder of NICOLEHOLLIS , an interior design firm specializing in high-end residential, hospitality and luxury interiors. Bridging the worlds of art, fashion and architecture, Nicole’s work is known for its dark glamor, imagination, and curatorial vision. Fostering close relationships with several of the country’s leading architects, Nicole is adept at creating a seamless relationship between site context and interior space. Her collaborative process also extends to prominent artists and artisans—Experimentation in areas such as steel, wood, textiles and site specific installations characterize her pioneering practice.

Nicole was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida, and studied in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and later in Paris at the Université de Paris. She founded her own firm, NICOLEHOLLIS, in 2002 where her clients include OVID Winery, Kimpton Hotels and Method branding and high-end residences in locations such as Hawaii, New York and San Francisco. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Dwell, Remodelista, Interior Design, California Home & Design and other publications.

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The alchemy, the connection of any project is coming up with these ideas, collaborating, experimentation, taking these natural materials and age old processes and applying them in new ways. — Nicole Hollis

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