Rare hand crafted modern furniture

Welcome to my world of rare hand crafted modern furniture. As a master of my craft laboring in an old-world style studio, I present my international award winning furniture as art. I started 13 years ago in borrowed space in a single car garage. My generous friend could not have known what leaving his car out in the weather would do for me. I am thankful to all who helped me along the way to becoming a recognized designer and maker.rare hand crafted modern furniture

Please feel free to contact us even if you are not contemplating an immediate order. Call 902 657 2455 or email me, jonathan@jonathanotter.com. Your request will be handled confidentially and without obligation.


I was honored to be interviewed by CBC for their feature series ‘Start-ups in the Sticks’. You can read the article on cbc.ca.


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Nepotism is alive and well here in the studio. As a formally trained cabinetmaker, Joe brings a wealth of experience and practical thinking to our design team. He has a background in high-end cabinetry and finishing work on the West Coast. 


I present this hand crafted chair that took more than 6 months to design and make. Read more about its design and sculpting journey by going to my Lounge Chair page. As a result of assistance from Canada Council for the Arts, I was able to undertake the prototype of this new design. Rare hand crafted modern furniture



On January 11, 2017,  Lounge Chair No.3 received the Jury’s Joker Prize from the Arts and Crafts Design Award competition.  Consequently, I was honored to be interviewed on CTV National News. Click here to view the segment. The Jury’s Joker Prize is no joke. Lounge Chair No. 3 was named by the international jury as the only winner from Canada! Here in our studio, we call the joker ‘the card of opportunity’ and are extremely proud to win this prize.

Rare hand crafted modern furnitureBeing nominated for the Arts & Crafts Design Award is a great achievement and proof of fantastic artistic quality. The carefully selected group of nominees is an exclusive circle of international artists, with outstanding talent and excellent craftsmanship. Therefore, I am honored to be the only winning entry from Canada. 


Announced July 12, 2016, my Lounge Chair No. 2 is a finalist for this prestigious award. Pictured below, this chair challenges every aspect of what a modern Windsor chair can be. I am humbled to think that this chair design is so well received. It won a 2016 Niche Award as well. The benefits of being a Masterworks Finalist go far beyond the prize money. It informs me that my creativity is noticed and appreciated. For more about this prize, please visit the Masterworks website. You can purchase this chair by contacting me through the form on my ‘Story’ page. 

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Rare hand crafted modern furniture2016 NICHE AWARD WINNER

A North American prize in scope, it is awarded on technical excellence in design and showing a distinct quality of unique, creative and original thought. Special thanks to Arts Nova Scotia for support to be present with the Lounge Chair No. 2 at the American Made Show in Washington, DC.

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