Ôsataï : The origins
At the age of 7, I secretly accompanied my grandpa in his small workshop in the South of France to make my first wooden bows. We agree, it wasn't great art! But I still remember the smell of pine invading the room, the wood shavings littering the floor, and above all, his proud look (and a little worried at the same time, I was always cutting myself!).
A few years and a few trips later, with my savings, I bought my first scroll saw! A little jewel of German design, which will follow me to Montreal when I move there in 2015. Finally, Ôsataï will be born in December 2018.
So, who are we?
Of course he has me, Sebastien, at the same time traveler, graphic designer and passionate about wood. But he also has my grandfather, it'c'est on these knees that I discovered this unniversary. There are also these 1000 encounters made in the 4 corners of the globe, which inspired me and gave me the desire to make this dream come true. And of course, there's you. You, without whom none of this could have happened.
Much more than a project, Osatai is a legacy.
What does Ôsataï mean ?
Ôsataï is an artisanal project that was born in the middle of Canada's boreal forests.
However, the artistic style, as for him, does not come to us from the other side of the Pacific. It is in Japan, country of the rising sun, that we went to nourish our inspiration. There, origami is considered an art form in its own right. The Japanese consonance is a tribute to this country whose culture fascinates us.
But then, Doesn't Ôsataï mean anything?
Well, yes, it is! A little play on words referring to our wood-cutting activity. The phonetic pronunciation is as follows ''Oh ça taille '' (Oh that's cutting) .
Discover our commitments : ÉCOTAÏ
Ôsataï does not identify itself only as an artistic and visual project. Beyond that, we wish to make everything show our objectives and values. That's why we created the ÉCOTAÏ Label .
Our goal ?
To make the brand part of a sustainable development approach, by responding to these 3 issues :
Controlling our impact and growth.
Exit conventional production models.
Promote responsible consumption.