Over the last 20 years our studio, bius, has become recognized internationally for our beautifully crafted,
experimental upholstered seating designs.
We created biusboutique to make our furniture available to a wider audience — to those who desire
contemporary art and design for their homes but who might not commission a unique piece for themselves.
Every four months, we will debut a new collection of ottomans. Reflecting the belief that objects in our
homes should provide pleasure and stir the emotions, the sculptural forms have a soulful presence, inspiring
a relationship with their owner that deepens over time. Each ottoman has a unique character and is made to
order. Producing the pieces in editions makes them more accessible than one-of-a-kind gallery items, yet
offers all the elements we hold dear: handcrafting, innovation, and experimentation.
We will add new collections regularly, each with its own signature, incorporating fabrics by those
manufacturers and textile artists producing the most exciting work today. Our first collection uses Maharam
fabrics by Danish manufacturer Kvadrat. Our second uses wool imported from Verjans, Belgium. From time to
time we’ll also commission artists and designers to produce fabrics in limited lengths especially for us.
We look forward to introducing you to our ottomans — and ultimately creating one (or more) for you. We hope
they’ll become wonderful friends.
Having initially formed a design studio in London, UK, we moved to the United States and are currently
based in New Haven, Connecticut. We create one-of-a-kind and production pieces for residential and
corporate clients. Our work can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Vitra Design Museum,
Basel; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and Museo de las Artes Decorativas, Barcelona, among other
institutions, as well as private collections throughout Europe and North America.
Mary Little Sculptor | Peter Wheeler Designer