Ot/tra by Zimmerman Workshop designs and handcrafts furniture for workplace, hospitality, and residential interiors. Established in 2016 by husband-and-wife team Adam and Sofia Zimmerman, the organic-yet-refined furniture is a natural extension of their Brooklyn-based firm, Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design. Like the firm’s architectural projects, the furniture reflects commitment to technical rigor, meticulous detailing, quality construction, and a softened contemporary aesthetic.
The Zimmermans ventured into the furniture world after they designed a table for their office, which was fabricated by a local woodworker. With its wavy legs, the table was based on a kitchen island they originally designed for a client. They never thought it would go much further than that, but this process paved the way for new ideas, and within a year, they brought their nine-piece Catenary Collection to market, first at the Architectural Digest Design Show, then BKLYN Designs and ICFF.
All of the furniture is designed and made in Ot/tra’s own Brooklyn woodshop, not far from where Sofia and Adam live with their two children, Otto and Petra (and the inspiration behind the company name). Because production is in-house, they have much more freedom to explore customization options with their clients. They also like that they can be absolutely certain that each product meets their high standards.
For more information, please visit www.ot-tra.com.