Rose Ott, AKBD, UDCP, is on a mission to enrich the human experience by providing thoughtful, transparent, high-quality and accessible design.
Before specializing in kitchen and baths, Ott designed the New York corporate offices of the Susan G. Komen organization. Linda Tantawi, CEO of the organization, says, “Rose successfully transitioned us from 7,000 square feet of a closed-door office culture to 3,500 square feet in an open floor plan, an environment that fosters sharing, inclusiveness and collaboration. Rose balanced warm aesthetics and contemporary furnishings on a shoestring budget for maximal impact.”
When she transitioned to doing mostly kitchens and baths, Ott immediately took a study course with the National Kitchen & Bath Association and sat for the AKBD exam. During the pandemic, instead of sitting idle while the country was on pause, she studied and took the UDCP exam to become certified. She constantly sets the bar higher for herself so she can bring the latest technology and advances to a field that is constantly evolving.
Ott is on the 2020-2021 Monogram Designer Council and is a board member of the NKBA Manhattan Chapter, serving as 2021 secretary/treasurer. She is also a member of the International Furnishings and Design Association, serving on the board from 2010-2016, where she started the initiative IFDA Selects to highlight and award innovative design at trade shows. She has been featured on NBC’s “Open House” and “George To The Rescue,” and in numerous publications.