OTTO Objects by Roula Nassar
It took us more than a year and a half, but today we’re finally delivering on a promise we made back in February of 2014: to feature the resin bowls of multi-talented designer Roula Nassar, among other intriguing objects she’s created since. Nassar runs the Brooklyn studio OTTO, through which the erstwhile fashion student and ever-curious autodidact became known primarily for her art books and artisanal knitwear — the items that caught our eye back when we first featured her — before turning her hand to vessels, partly because of their appeal as a consummate blank canvas. Bowls, as she explained to us back then, represent “basic, everyday objects that serve a function, but they can be realized in seemingly endless variations.” And that’s precisely what Nassar has done, creating flat and domed bowls made of paraffin speckled with multicolored pigments and an abstract wavy bowl made of cast resin. While the latter appears to be sold out, the former are available for purchase — or just admiration — on OTTO’s website.