Category Archives: Multifunctional

Flexible Seating ~ A How-To-Guide

Flexible Seating in the classroom

This brilliant blog post from Mandy, the blogger behind Teaching with Simplicity is just what is says in the opener, a real “How-To-Guide” to flexible seating. She detailed all the steps to transition from regular to flexible seating and has helpful advise and recommendations for each of them. 

Flexible Seating in the Classroom

Flexible Seating in the Classroom

Ashley from the blog Teach Create Motivate has been one of the first teachers testing Otto Storage Stools in her classroom. She has introduced flexible seating in her classroom a while ago and added the Otto Storage Stools as a further option for her students to use.

Flexible Seating

Flexible Seating

This past year we’ve found out that teachers all around the country love using Otto Storage Stools in their classrooms as part of a “Fexible Seating” arrangement. We’ve started collaborating with a number of teacher bloggers to get a better understanding of teachers’ needs and how we can service them best.

Organizing your Entryway in Winter

Organizing your Entryway in Winter

A home’s entryway can be a hectic, cluttered space at the best of times. We often dash through it in a rush: pulling on outerwear while searching for keys, an umbrella or a matching pair of gloves. Wintertime just makes things worse.

Presenting the Rutgers OTTO Storage Stool

Rutgers OTTO Storage Stool

If you’re a Rutgers student, you may soon see Rutgers OTTO Storage Stools popping up around campus. You can’t miss their distinctive design in Rutgers scarlet with the official university logo. As designers, we always thought our objectives for the original OTTO – modern design, multifunctional convenience, storage for small spaces, affordability – were a […]

How to Avoid Drowning in Paper Clutter

How to Avoid Drowning in Paper Clutter

Have you noticed that even in the so-called digital world of today, we are still drowning in paper? Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, brochures, flyers, and old-fashioned mail – they continue to find their way into our homes somehow.Some is welcome, some not so much.

How to Live in Harmony with Kids’ Toys

How to Live in Harmony with Kids’ Toys - toy storage

We adore our kids. We can’t resist showering them with toys and gifts. Nor can their grandparents. Nor can lots of other relatives and friends. And so, whether intended or not, kids these days end up possessing a lot of stuff.

The OTTO Story

Otto Storage Stools multicolor

We’re inspired to create products based on our own experience. New ideas come to us all the time! Products we would find useful in our own home. Products we think our kids and friends would love, too. But in reality, the path from idea to product takes time, testing and experience.