"Otium," has its linguistic roots in Latin where it is used to emphasize a place where time can be spent on leisurely social activities. Social interactions surely flow between the indoor to outdoor spaces at the Otium restaurant. Chef Hollingworth, from the famous The French Laundry, is as artistic with flavor as the artists are with paint next door.
Initially inspired by the 100-year-old olive trees planted in the Broad Museum's adjacent plaza, architect Osvaldo Maiozzi built on the idea and incorporated steel, glass, wood, copper, stone and ceramics. Interior designer Tamara Kaye-Honey contributed objects crafted by local artisans, like ceramic plates and bowls by Irving Place Studio, a handmade glass light fixture by Neptune Glassworks, and vertical gardens from LA Urban Farms that demonstrate the restaurant’s dedication to sustainability and social responsibility.