MADE IN BROOKLYN: OTIS AND OTIS

Otis and Otis
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Organic geometries create an engaging collection at BKLYN Designs

Another exhibitor at this year’s BKLYN Designs, Otis and Otis is the work of American designer Casey Otis. Inspired by organic forms, Casey experiments with materials, particularly metal, to reveal unforeseen potential. Take his Burnt Table. He burnt holes into the surface of the steel coffee table, generating an almost sinister pattern, as if something was slowly eating away at the metal.

The leftovers from the Burnt Table formed crystallized metal clusters that Casey used to create his improbable Drop Lights, which are available in both steel and oxidized bronze.

The Thin Table was another noteworthy piece. A delicate sheet of steel forms the table’s base and is supported by an impressive web of metal branches. Each branch is welded together with bronze, giving a slight nuance of color to the silvery steel. The decorative web is at once natural and elaborate, perfectly representing the intricate nature of the designer’s work.

MADE IN BROOKLYN: OTIS AND OTIS
 

Thin Table by Otis and Otis, Image © Rachael Shane

 

Drop Light by Otis and Otis, Image © Joe Kramm