THE OTOBI STORY
Otobi is the most preferred lifestyle solution brand in Bangladesh. The fundamental story behind this prestige of OTOBI is having modern manufacturing capacity, innovative designs & one of the largest distribution network.
The Bengali word “Otobi”, meaning ‘forest’ was strike out by the founder of this institution, Mr. Nitun Kundu. Mr. Kundu, one of the best artists & sculptor of the 20th Century Bangladesh, started this new venture with the urge of providing artistic excellence to the nation what no other could. His studio initially manufactured decorative items, paintings & sculptures under the name- “The Designers”. Later on, this endeavor was named as “Art in Craft” when they started producing metal furniture as another manifestation of their artistic expertise.
At the time of its establishment in 1975, Otobi was the only local manufacturer & retailer of modern furniture in Bangladesh. OTOBI has become more popular because of its quality product and excellent after sales service. The company started producing profit and enhanced the sales and marketing by getting involve with the Engineers were engaged by Kundu followed by the implementation of training by AOTS, Japan. Otobi provides the entire furniture solution including (Home Office & Hospital) with the creative reinvention pulsating through its operation.
Otobi is now the market leader of furniture manufacture brand in Bangladesh for having constant innovations, advanced technological expertise, widest manufacturing capacity and so many.
Nitya Gopal Kundu (1935-2006), well known as Nitun Kundu was a prevalent artist, painter, designer, sculptor & industrialist of Bangladesh. His inherent artistic excellence puts him in an elegant position among the Bangladeshi artists.
Mr.Kundu’s greatest talent lay in developing mechanically operative systems for commercial manufacturing of artistic objects and items of utility. This unique approach brought balance between high quantity of production & creative brilliance of the products simultaneously. Mr. Nitun Kundu was honored with the highest accolade of our country ‘The Ekushe Padak’ for the year 1997 for his outstanding contribution in Art and Culture.
The culmination of success of Mr. Nitun Kundu as an artist was through the design and construction of the war memorial ‘Shabash Bangladesh’ at Rajshahi University, the ‘SAARC Fountain’ in Dhaka, The Dhaka High Court Fountain, Kadam Fountain at the National Press Club and the ‘Sampan’ at Chittagong airport. He also designed several national trophies including The EkusheyPadak, National Film Award, International Trade Fair Trophy, President Gold Cup, Asia Cricket Cup, and NotunKuri Award. Alongside many pavilions, gates, stages, decorative lighting, painting covers of many souvenirs and posters and logos display his imaginative works.
OTOBI AT A GLANCE
Pioneer in Bangladesh furniture industry, since 1975
Brand Portfolio consisting of 8 sub brands
22 Different Brand Awards
Serving 400+ B2B Clients
15 Types of Furniture & Allied Products
96 Point of Sales and 3,90,000 sq ft. of retail space (approx.) spread across the country
2 Factories spread across 9,50,000 Sq ft. area
OTOBI SAVAR FACTORY
Otobi Savar factory commenced its operation in Savar in 2008. The factory is conceptualized on horizontal basis located at Akran, Birulia, Savar, Dhaka, Bangaladesh, consisting two production units named Unit 4 & Unit 5 on the leasehold land with 600,000 sq ft of floor space. The Unit 4 is used for the manufacturing of crafted Wooden Furniture and Particle Board Furniture and Unit 5 is for the manufacturing of plywood, wooden door, foam and mattress.
OTOBI SHYAMPUR FACTORY
Shyampur factory is the second manufacturing plant of OTOBI established in 1994. The factory has a vertical unit and a horizontal unit which are called Unit 2 and Unit 3 respectively located in Plot-27, 29 Dhaka Narayanganj Road, Shyampur, Kadamtoli I/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The total floor space covered by both the units is 300,000 sq ft which include the 10 storied building of the vertical unit. It is equipped with modern production facilities and the production space is about 300,000 sq ft. Four types of products are manufactured in Shyampur factory which are Laminated Board (LB) Furniture, Mild Steel (MS) Furniture, Chair & Sofa and Plastic Furniture.