Functional household items with a witty and unexpected twist
OTOTO Design Ltd., founded in 2004, is an Israeli design company that prides itself on creating unexpected, witty, and charming household products intended to make the world a more fun and optimistic place. OTOTO designers like their products to be thoughtfully designed, and to tell a story. At the same time, OTOTO’s products are not just decorative, but are carefully planned to be highly functional. OTOTO began by focusing on kitchenware, because they view the kitchen as the center of the house, with a great capacity for innovation. OTOTO also frequently collaborates with outside designers, entrepreneurs, and engineers, as a way to introduce a fresh perspective and new viewpoints into their extensive collection.
Red Spoon Holder and Steam Releaser. Red, the crab designed by Dor Carmon, combines function and whimsy in its dual function as a steam releaser and a spoon holder. Using high quality silicone, this bright red crab prevents a pot from spilling over, while the crab’s powerful claws provide an adorable and handy place to rest a spoon. The crab’s whole body also swivels so your spoon will drip into the pot instead of onto the counter!
Splatypus Jar Scraper and Spatula. Inspired by one of the stranger animals in the world, OTOTO created Splatypus to fill a much neglected function – getting to every nook and cranny of an almost-empty jar! Splatypus helps to eliminate food waste and works wonderfully as a spreader as well. Splatypus’s bill is made of flexible silicone to reach every corner, and the body is posed into a diving position characteristic of the funny little swimmer.
Nessie Family. The Loch Ness Monster, one of the most famous urban legends, comes to life in OTOTO‘s popular Nessie collection. Nessie’s long neck stretches out of a pot or a cup of tea just like the mythical creature of the Scottish loch! The creature’s stubby legs keep it standing upright, so it will never fall over. This gives Nessie the appearance of emerging from a full pot of soup that’s reminiscent of the notorious, hotly-debated picture.
Jungle Spoon. OTOTO’s slotted spoon, the Jungle Spoon, designed by Elinor Portnoy, brings an exotic feel to the kitchen. The leaf is based off of the distinctive Monstera deliciosa plant. The spoon is made of toughened nylon, making this a sturdy kitchen tool and adding an explosion of color and adventure whenever it’s pulled out.