There was an eight year-old who carried his analog and digital toys in a plastic box. The toys bumped around. One summer, he learned to make a simple pouch, and then made them for everything he owned. He had fun. Fast-forward twenty years: Established in Los Angeles in 2010, Otaat is this former eight year-old's project to intertwine a child-like rigor and naivete with a conceptual, architectural process. Under the creative direction of Albert Chu, Otaat designs and produces limited edition objects steeped in counterintuitive logic. These objects result from two questions we constantly ask: What if? Why not? With these hypotheticals, each piece focuses on a seasonless curiosity, strives for essentialist aesthetics, and belies Otaat's fundamental process-driven practice of conceptual functionality. Otaat's limited edition objects quietly beg for inventive attention - to detail, configuration, and handling. And no matter how serious they look, there is always a wink and a smile.
from Los Angeles, CA
Accessories for the seriously fun