We are Ottan Studio.
We develop, design and produce upcycled, aesthetic, high quality materials and products from food and green waste
by using sustainable methods.
We see the beauty in the pieces of nature people call waste. From seed to tree, from tree to life… Our aim is to show that we can create anything from nature without consuming it.
So here we are, designing and producing colorful, pleasant and sustainable furniture, objects, lighting, and decorative/structural panels without cutting a single tree.
Every minute, 40 football fields of forest land are being destroyed and experts assume that if we don’t change our consumption habits all the forests in the world can be wiped out in 100 years.
1.3 billion tonnes of food which comes up to one third of the produced amount for human consumption is lost or wasted globally per year. 800 million tons of garden waste are generated in the cities annually. So, rather than damaging and destroying our one and only nature, why not up-cycling our natural resources?
Wood is not that sustainable as we think anymore. We should create innovative consumption habits and production models to let it sustain.
Life is circular and we can create
a sustainable world by changing
As human beings, we either used up existing resources to meet our needs, or we turned to new resource production in order to consume, which damages the natural balance.
We aim to create positive environmental and economic impact by up-cycling tons of waste which we already have and continue to produce every minute to produce OTTAN products instead of using wood or other raw materials.
Harvesting leaves and fruits do not kill but
strengthen a tree, cutting does.
The average time to harvest a tree is 30 years,
while it only takes one year for leaves.
After we gather all kinds of natural wastes, we prepare those wastes by cleaning, drying and grinding to create our natural raw materials and mix them with green resins beforei injecnting into moulds to create our minimal yet multi-purpose products.
No need to cut trees!
We use peels and leaves.
We collect food waste as fruit peels, expired grains, vegetable residues and green waste as tree leaves or grass from local retailer companies, producers, municipalities and greenhouses.