Otis Batterbee designs and develops premium beauty tools and accessories.
The London based designer launched his eponymous label in 2010 with a capsule collection of glamorous and vividly patterned makeup bags. The brand instantaneously distinguished itself by the quality and style of its first collection, these bags were immediately snapped up by the beauty buyers at Liberty of London, propelling the brand to the attention of a discerning global audience and resulting in a legion of fans including Rita Ora, Gwyneth Paltrow and Florence Welch.
Otis sites design inspiration that ranges from photos of Mick and Bianca Jagger partying at Studio 54, the mosaic-clad lavatories of Annabel’s nightclub, to designs from the 1980’s Memphis Group and his obsession with Art Deco.
With a quest to reinvent and glamorize the ritual of makeup application and removal, Otis Batterbee makes glamorous beauty tools and accessories embedded with his signature patterns and attention to detail.
Beauty accessories with design and innovation at its core
Otis graduated from the acclaimed Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design in 2003. He honed his product design skills and sense of style whilst working for international design houses before launching the Otis Batterbee brand in 2010. Alongside Otis is co-founder, and former beauty journalist, Ian Smith who works closely with the brands London based team.
In 2011 Otis Batterbee was selected by Walpole to be part of its prestigious Brands of Tomorrow programme. A unique alliance of 200 of Britain's finest luxury brands.
It all started with a makeup bag and now you can discover Otis Batterbee in the beauty halls of Liberty and John Lewis stores nationwide across the UK. Internationally the brand can be discovered in select stores across the US, Japan and Europe. Otis Batterbee has also partnered with Farfetch to strengthen the brands presence in 190 countries.
“I live by the adage 'a place for everything and everything in it's place', and nothing keeps your beauty more organised than one of my makeup bags. For a product to get the Otis Batterbee stamp it has to be glamorous, innovative, desirable, impeccably made and most of all a joyful thing to own.”