Ot/tra creates furniture for workplace, hospitality, and residential interiors. Although we officially established the company in 2016, we’ve been designing furniture since 2010, when we founded Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design. What we bring to our architectural projects we offer here as well: technical rigor, meticulous detailing, quality construction, and a softened contemporary aesthetic. All of our furniture is designed and handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY by our dedicated team.
The Catenary Collection is inspired by Eero Saarinen’s St. Louis Arch and George Nelson’s Platform Bench—both pure and simple, yet elegant and iconic. Clean lines, gentle arcs, and interplay of light and shadow merge in our first collection, resulting in a contemporary interpretation of these Mid-Century Modern classics.
To ensure the best quality and grain patterns, we choose every piece of wood carefully. All components are milled, carved, assembled, and finished by hand to last a lifetime. With no reinforcing frames, the functionality of each piece relies solely on the integrity of the design and construction.
The Cursive Collection is Ot/tra's next evolution of sculptural furniture. The smooth, curvaceous surfaces are at once playful, sexy, and elegant. Like the pieces in the Catenary Collection, they have a more contemporary look and feel, yet mix well with a variety of interior styles. As with all of our furniture pieces, these are offered in walnut, oak, ash, and an array of color dyes on ash.