Whether it’s a wardrobe, chair, or table lamp, Otis C. Baron approaches everything he creates as sculpture with a function.
Otis graduated with distinction from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, where he studied metalworking, foundry, and mold making, as well as glass blowing, paper making, and many other facets of art – techniques that lend themselves remarkably well to his furniture design.
He combines an artistic background with more than twenty years of woodworking experience, including custom cabinetry and high-end architectural millwork. Otis honed his woodworking skills at a top-tier firm in New York City specializing in fine Victorian-era restoration and remodeling.
“I believe it's all sculpture.”
Otis begins every project by talking with clients to learn what they need and what they like. He encourages clients to send images of existing pieces, shapes, colors, or materials that they respond to as a starting point for conversation and collaboration. Depending on the piece and client’s preference, he may visit the space to take measurements and get a sense of the environment.
Otis then creates the design using the clients’ input and applying his owner personal aesthetics, always aiming for designs that are simple and clean. He aspires to make furniture and lighting that are both contemporary and timeless.
With art design informing everything he does, Otis feels confident that he can build anything that a client can imagine.