Offi, a company known for its modern designs and versatile furnishings, is announcing the arrival of Otto – a beautifully sculpted ottoman. Designed by Iglooplay’s founder, Lisa Albin, Otto is multipurpose and multigenerational. Right side up, Otto serves its obvious function as a dynamically shaped ottoman or bench. But when flipped, the form features a roomy scooped out interior that is perfect for planting. Otto can be used for residential, commercial, contract, hospitality, educational, corporate interiors or even poolside. Otto complements Offi’s popular Mod Lounger, also designed by Albin, which is now available in red.
Says Albin, “Otto continues the sculptural language of the Mod Lounger; it’s where biomorphic form meets architectural slab design. I was inspired by organic yet dynamic shapes – like stones, shells, Japanese Mochi ice cream balls, landscape architecture – where the built and natural elements come together – and corporate lobbies.”
With Otto, there’s a bit of play between form and language. As Albin notes, “Language can offer a different kind of association to a product. Otto, which reads the same way forwards and backwards, conveys the flip-able quality of the design.” Otto is also multigenerational and the interplay between designing for children and adults is something the designer enjoys. “It’s a bit of make believe in everyday life.”
Says Barry Nicholson, general manager for Offi, “Collaborating with Lisa was a wonderful experience. We both place a high value on designs that address contemporary life.” The relationship between Offi and Albin has proven so successful, Nicholson adds, “because we share a sensibility for innovative design and express a fun approach to everyday objects.”
Both Otto and the Mod Lounger are made from durable rotational-molded polyethylene, a recyclable #4 plastic.
Otto measures 28″w x 27″d x 15″h. It is available in: red, orange, blue, green, white and black.
The Mod Lounger measures 28″w x 35″d x 30″h, seat height: 11.5’’. It is available in: red (new), orange, blue, green, white and black.
OFFI & Company was launched in 1997 out of the love for great design. They create simple, beautiful and practical furnishings that address the modern urban lifestyle. OFFI products are created to be multifunctional, comfortable, and at home in any modern home in the world. For more information visit OFFI offi.com.