Our story.

My Dad (Russell) first stumbled across these beautiful Turkish antiquities in the late 1990’s when visiting a trade show. He instantly saw the appeal and took the opportunity to buy and re-sell these beautiful items to customers in the South-West of England.

After four successful years of running this as a sideline business, and purely by unexpected coincidence, he was introduced by a friend to a Turkish man based in Istanbul that sourced and collected these items from across Turkey.

After an exhilarating and initial trip to Istanbul, Russell has since been buying and importing from Turkey for over fifteen years and has built up a loyal base of customers, in addition to an exquisite collection of pots, rugs, wood and marble.

His latest venture is crafting bespoke furniture from reclaimed Turkish wood working in conjunction with a Dorset based carpenter, and he is able to make pieces to order.

This website has been set-up to provide you with a select sample of the collection. So please feel free to contact us for more information about additional stock, visiting the shop/warehouse or designing your own piece of furniture.

We are looking forward to sharing these special items with you, and hope that you will find a unique piece that perfectly compliments your home or garden.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your Ottoman St experience. 

Nadia @ Ottoman St