- Location: multiple locations
- Website: ottowilliams.com
Formerly a designer for Steelcase and WilliamsSorel, Otto Williams now has his own firm in California, where he makes office furniture that feels like it could work equally well in a living room.
A graduate of RISD, Williams is trained in both art and industrial design. His philosophy involves "exploring the intersection of workstyle and lifestyle," and designing workplaces that "reflect what we find most inspiring about the other spaces we inhabit in our daily lives."
He's produced some interesting pieces, including SITE — a collection of low-level tables and modular benches that can be configured in many different ways. For Steelcase, he designed a line of seating made from recycled polyester and PET — the same material used to make plastic soda bottles. He's also created several different types of desks and worktables that can be semi-customized or combined in different ways, allowing workers to put their own stamp on their environment.