OTAGO is a multi-discipline design studio, which produces collections of luxury interior accessories, as well as undertaking interior design projects and bespoke installations.
AFRICAN ATELIER Otago collaborates with artisans from marginalised communities to create collections of fine objects for the contemporary interior. By incorporating local artisanal skill with cutting edge design, Otago creates exceptional and elegant pieces for the home.
The dual focus is on the ethical sourcing of the products, as well as the quality of the design and craftsmanship. Through a participatory model, they work with the artisans to provide the services they need to preserve and enhance artistic traditions, as well as to increase their ability to meet the capacity and quality demands of the market. Otago keeps them up-to-date with new ideas and design techniques, whilst ensuring fair trade standards are maintained.
The debut collection primarily features pieces made by artisans in East Africa.
OTAGO STUDIO undertakes interior design projects and bespoke installations. Delivering a comprehensive, personalised service Otago prides itself on interpreting and managing each client’s brief, offering original ideas from space planning to bespoke furniture and products, as well as sourcing unique pieces from around the world.