Ottiu – Beyond Upholstery is a brand of upholstered furniture born in Porto, Portugal in 2014. It was created to answer the question: are seating products only for meant for seating? Ottiu pieces are more than their function; they are designed to become the center of attention while creating a harmonious union with the decorative elements that surround them.
As with all Emotional Brands creations, Ottiu lives to achieve excellence in its production and total client satisfaction. We only develop a high-end brand when we are able to assure the best possible production for our designs, which is why we partnered with a company with decades of experience and proven know-how in the manufacturing of upholstered furniture. Each piece, made by specialized craftsmen, is treated like a unique work of art: from the foundation in a solid wood structure to the last details of the high-quality finishing. Conceptually, our products materialize an accessible and comfortable escape from the cosmopolitan chaos, recreating at home a gratifying retreat.
CONCEPT: OTIUM… YOUR LEISURE TIME
The metropolis spirals around its axis, in a cyclical way, and its dwellers lose all perception of time and the world that surrounds them. The time to enjoy the pleasures of life is so slim that leisure has become more precious than precious metals or stones. It is a conscious effort employed by the common philosopher to stop the perpetual tick-tock of a clock in an attempt to break away.
Ida Lupino is unique in Hollywood’s story. A strong women both in front of and behind the camera, working as directors, screenwriters and actresses, have been present since the earliest days of cinema. Lupino’s strength blended with all her softness and elegance, inspired us to create this mid- century modern upholstery piece. The smooth cotton velvet of the contemporary armchair will bring color and sophistication to any modern living space.
The solid and decisive polished brass legs of the Lupino armchair holds this delicate contemporary upholstery piece with such firmness as Ida Lupino gave her contribution to the cinema industry.