Born in 1940 , the young Robert John Oshodin lost his father while he was only three days old. He grew up with foster parents, and augmented his early education with an apprenticeship with a carpentry workshop where he learned the basic skills. While yet a teenager Robert John Oshodin set up a carpentry shop of his own, primarily making radio cabinets.
His products were very highly demanded. Not satisfied with the huge success of his young enterprise however, he went to Europe to learn how to use more sophisticated woodworking tools and machinery.
Robert John Oshodin returned home to set up a new company, Bob Oshodin Organization Limited in 1962 at Uromi, Nigeria, initially as a small carpentry workshop which he later moved to Benin City. For the young and very talented woodworker, success came rapidly and today Bob Oshodin Organization Limited occupies an ultra –modern factory which is equipped with more than four hundred imported working machineries producing well-finished furniture for the demand of the countries of Africa, U.S.A. and Europe union. The factory is located at Kilometer 7, Benin/Sapele Road, Benin City.
From the onset, Robert John Oshodin envisaged an organization, with a global perspective. This vision has been the moving force behind all the employees of the company, from the management team to the shop floor. His vision of perfectly crafted goods designed and manufactured to last more than a generation, has also produced hundreds of satisfied clients which include major companies in the global and domestic markets.
“It has always been our mission to produce world class, fine furniture that will last beyond a generation.”
Isabella M. Oshodin, CEO
We craft exotic and elegant wooden furniture, fittings accessories, exclusive decorations for commercial centres, private and residential housing, sports and recreational facilities around the globe.
Our mission remains to provide finest quality furnishing products at competitive prices. Our products are very highly-ranked worldwide. Our range of products include Office Furniture, Settees, Doors, Dining Sets, Occasional Seating, Occasional Tables, Office Credenza, Office Seating, Casegoods, Walls and Ceilings, Shelves, Beds, Bars and Customized Products .
Dorothy Chandler estate lists for $50M
Nigerian furniture manufacturer Robert Oshodin completed a massive renovation of the property. (Read Article Here)
Los Tiempos, a Hancock Park estate once owned by LA Times publisher Norman Chandler and his wife Dorothy Buffum Chandler, has listed for $50 million.
The asking price is more than five times the $9.5 million Nigerian furniture manufacturer Robert Oshodin and and his wife Mimi paid for the property in 2014.
Built in 1913, the 9,300 square foot home at 455 South Lorraine Boulevard has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a swimming pool. It lies within the exclusive Windsor Square residential area.
Keller Williams broker Joseph Soaris has the exclusive listing but declined to comment on the Oshodins’ reasons for selling.
Over the past two years, the Oshodins undertook copious renovations at the mansion and clashed with the Windsor Square Concerned Citizens League when they chose to paint it bright white. Some residents of the neighborhood called the design choice garish and out of character with its surroundings.
The Beaux Arts-style home was originally designed in 1913 by architect J. Martyn Haenke for real estate developer Peter Janss. Its former owners include designer Tim Corrigan.