Brooklyn Architecture Firm Launches Furniture Company Ot/tra by Zimmerman Workshop

Bar Stool 2
Table 1 Walnut

Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design is proud to announce the launch of its new furniture company, Ot/tra by Zimmerman Workshop. Ot/tra is making its debut at three New York shows this Spring: Architectural Digest Design Show, BKLYN Designs, and ICFF.

Co-founders Sofia and Adam Zimmerman formed their Brooklyn, NY-based architectural practice Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design in 2010. Ot/tra is a natural extension of the brand, since furniture design and selection have always been a part of Zimmerman Workshop’s services.

At all of the shows, Ot/tra is sharing the nine-piece Catenary Collection. It is made up of two barstool styles, a table in three sizes, two coffee tables, as well as a chair, side table, bench, and chaise. Organic yet refined, it is designed to complement a range of interiors, particularly corporate, hospitality, public space, and residential.

The design of this collection was inspired by Eero Saarinen’s St. Louis Arch and George Nelson’s Platform Bench—both pure and simple, yet elegant and iconic. Clean lines, gentle arcs, and interplay of light and shadow merge to result in a contemporary interpretation of these Mid-Century Modern classics.

All of the pieces are available in white ash, natural oak, walnut, and blackened oak. The furniture is suitable for both residential and commercial interiors.  To ensure the best quality and grain patterns, every piece of wood is chosen with care. All components are milled, carved, assembled, and finished by hand to last a lifetime. With no reinforcing frames, the functionality of each piece relies solely on the integrity of the design and construction.

Outside of the shows, the collection is available for viewing by appointment at Zimmerman Workshop’s Brooklyn studio, located at 68 Jay Street, Suite 612, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Appointments can be made by email ( or by calling 718.682.3045.

Chair 2
Lounge 2
Bench 1


Ot/tra designs and handcrafts furniture for workplace, hospitality, and residential interiors. Established in 2016 by husband-and- wife team Adam and Sofia Zimmerman, the furniture is a natural extension of the Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design. Like the firm’s architectural projects, the furniture reflects the same level of commitment to technical rigor, meticulous detailing, quality construction, and a softened contemporary aesthetic. For more information, please visit