Ottomans | Footstools

Ottomans, also called footstools, are upholstered independent seating elements designed without back supports. Typically found in a living room as a central furniture piece contributing to the conversation zone of the shared seating area, ottomans today are designed with a range of styles and sizes that often coordinate with related furniture elements. The function and importance of the ottoman within a domestic space has transformed over centuries, with the ottoman that we know today being understood as a multifunctional stool, bench, storage space, or pouf. Ottomans are most often shaped as being square or circular with square ottomans being easily combined as an extension of sofa elements.

Why is it called an ottoman?

Ottoman couches earned their name due to their extensive usage in residential seating within the Ottoman Empire (c 1299-1922). The ottoman was originally designed as a large seating platform piled with cushions, and eventually shrank into the form we know today.

How tall is an ottoman?

Ottomans come in a large variety of shapes and sizes that range in height from 13”-20” (33-51 cm). Most ottomans are sized to pair with their coordinated furniture sets and are designed with matching heights.

What is an ottoman used for?

Ottomans are upholstered freestanding couches that can be used exclusively or can combine with armchairs or sofas as extended seating areas. As multifunctional furniture pieces, ottomans can serve a variety of seating styles and may also include integrated storage.

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Ottomans | Footstools

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14.5" | 37 cm
23.5” | 60 cm
17.25” | 44 cm
1952
Bertoia Bird Ottoman
37.000
60.000
44.000
1952.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/u6JiD
3D
Bertoia Bird Ottoman3D model of the Bertoia Bird Ottoman viewed in perspective3D model of the Bertoia Bird Ottoman viewed in perspective
17” | 43 cm
26” | 66 cm
26” | 66 cm
2019
Burrow Nomad Ottoman
43.000
66.000
66.000
2019.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/uC6xI
3D
Burrow Nomad OttomanPerspective view of a 3D model of the Burrow OttomanPerspective view of a 3D model of the Burrow Ottoman
13.75” | 35 cm
23” | 58 cm
16” | 41 cm
2014
Crosshatch Ottoman
35.000
58.000
41.000
2014.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/KOMgs
3D
Crosshatch Ottoman3D model of the Crosshatch Ottoman viewed in perspective3D model of the Crosshatch Ottoman viewed in perspective
13.75” | 35 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
1956
Dennie Footstool
35.000
40.000
40.000
1956.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/zxzxo
3D
Dennie FootstoolView of the Dennie Footstool in 3D available for downloadView of the Dennie Footstool in 3D available for download
18.5” | 47 cm
21” | 53 cm
21.5” | 55 cm
1958
Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman
47.000
53.000
55.000
1958.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/fgNga
3D
Eames Aluminum Group OttomanView of the Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman in 3D available for downloadView of the Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman in 3D available for download
14.5” | 37 cm
22” | 56 cm
16” | 41 cm
1958
Egg Footstool
37.000
56.000
41.000
1958.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/lrnSt
3D
Egg FootstoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the Egg FootstoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the Egg Footstool
15” | 38 cm
36” | 91 cm (Diameter)
36” | 91 cm (Diameter)
1967
Girard Color Wheel Ottoman
38.000
91.000
91.000
1967.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/EtStR
3D
Girard Color Wheel Ottoman3D model of the Girard Color Wheel Ottoman viewed in perspective3D model of the Girard Color Wheel Ottoman viewed in perspective
15” | 38 cm
23.5” | 60 cm
21.5” | 55 cm
1949
Jens Ottoman
38.000
60.000
55.000
1949.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/O2Pel
3D
Jens OttomanView of the Jens Ottoman in 3D available for downloadView of the Jens Ottoman in 3D available for download
17” | 43 cm
26” | 66 cm
20.5” | 52 cm
1927
Krefeld Ottoman
43.000
66.000
52.000
1927.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/wLl0Z
3D
Krefeld OttomanPerspective view of a 3D model of the Krefeld OttomanPerspective view of a 3D model of the Krefeld Ottoman
16” | 40.6 cm
21” | 53.3 cm
50" | 127 cm
66 lb | 29.94 kg
Mimico Storage Ottoman
40.600
53.300
127.000
29.940
5
https://p3d.in/e/ushFt
3D
Mimico Storage Ottoman3D model of the Mimico Storage Ottoman viewed in perspective3D model of the Mimico Storage Ottoman viewed in perspective
16.5” | 42 cm
27.75” | 71 cm
17” | 43 cm
1956
Seal Footstool
42.000
71.000
43.000
1956.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/poZjg
3D
Seal Footstool3D model of the Seal Footstool viewed in perspective3D model of the Seal Footstool viewed in perspective
15” | 38 cm
24.75” | 63 cm
19.5” | 49.5 cm
1960
Wing | Oculus Ottoman
38.000
63.000
49.500
1960.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/mVR5R
3D
Wing | Oculus OttomanView of the Wing Oculus Ottoman in 3D available for downloadView of the Wing Oculus Ottoman in 3D available for download
16” | 41 cm
25.5” | 65 cm
20” | 51 cm
1946
Womb Ottoman
41.000
65.000
51.000
1946.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/nREe2
3D
Womb OttomanPerspective view of a 3D model of the Womb OttomanPerspective view of a 3D model of the Womb Ottoman
Krefeld Ottoman
Size comparison drawing of the Krefeld Ottoman with a man sitting for scale

The Krefeld Ottoman focuses on comfort and long lasting design, maintaining a clean profile and featuring high-density foam cushions. Originally specified to be made with leather upholstery, the Krefeld Ottoman was designed by Mies van Der Rohe in collaboration with Lilly Reich as part of a lounge collection in 1927 to complement the glass and brick residences of the Esters and Langes in Krefeld, Germany.

The Krefeld Ottoman has an overall height of 17” (43 cm), width of 26” (66 cm), and depth of 20.5” (52 cm).

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Krefeld Ottoman
The Krefeld Ottoman focuses on comfort and long lasting design, maintaining a clean profile and featuring high-density foam cushions. Originally specified to be made with leather upholstery, the Krefeld Ottoman was designed by Mies van Der Rohe as part of a lounge collection in 1927.

The Krefeld Ottoman has an overall height of 17” (43 cm), width of 26” (66 cm), and depth of 20.5” (52 cm).

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Krefeld Ottoman
Krefeld Ottoman
Height:
17” | 43 cm
Width:
26” | 66 cm
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20.5” | 52 cm
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Materials
Hardwood and plywood frame; high-density foam cushion; stained wood legs; leather upholstery
Designer
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Year
1927

Drawings include:
Krefeld Ottoman front elevation, front (person), side, plan

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Wing | Oculus Ottoman
Elevation illustration of the Wing | Oculus Ottoman with a sitting woman for scale

The Wing Oculus Ottoman consists of a beech frame and stainless steel legs with the option for either fabric or leather upholstery. It is one example of the 500+ chair designs Hans J. Wegner conjured up during his career. His intent resided in creating comfortable seating that highlighted materials and connections.

The Wing | Oculus Ottoman has an overall height of 15” (38 cm), width of 24.75” (63 cm), and depth of 19.5” (49.5 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Wing | Oculus Ottoman with measurements for height, width, and depth
The Wing Oculus Ottoman consists of a beech frame and stainless steel legs with either fabric or leather upholstery. It is one example of the 500+ chair designs Hans J Wegner conjured up during his career. His intent resided in creating comfortable seating that highlighted materials and connections.

The Wing | Oculus Ottoman has an overall height of 15” (38 cm), width of 24.75” (63 cm), and depth of 19.5” (49.5 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Wing | Oculus Ottoman with measurements for height, width, and depth
Wing | Oculus Ottoman
Height:
15” | 38 cm
Width:
24.75” | 63 cm
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Depth:
19.5” | 49.5 cm
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Materials
Solid beech frame; stainless steel legs; molded foam; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Hans Wegner
Year
1960

Drawings include:
Wing | Oculus Ottoman front elevation, side, side (person), plan

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Womb Ottoman

The Womb Ottoman, just as its Womb Chair counterpart, features a curved-shape of molded fiberglass and padded top. Together, this set of furniture allows for a variety of positions and postures. Both were designed by Eero Saarinen, who wanted to explore the shape of a chair’s shell as a path towards comfort rather than reliance on cushioning.

The Womb Ottoman has an overall height of 16” (41 cm), width of 25.5” (65 cm), and depth of 20” (51 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Womb Ottoman with height, width and depth measurements
The Womb Ottoman, just as its Womb Chair counterpart, features a curved-shape of molded fiberglass and padded top. This set of furniture allows for a variety of positions and postures. Both were designed by Eero Saarinen, who wanted to explore the shape of a chair’s shell as a path towards comfort.

The Womb Ottoman has an overall height of 16” (41 cm), width of 25.5” (65 cm), and depth of 20” (51 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Womb Ottoman with height, width and depth measurements
Womb Ottoman
Height:
16” | 41 cm
Width:
25.5” | 65 cm
Length:
Depth:
20” | 51 cm
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Area:
Materials
Fiberglass shell; plywood platform; polyester fiber foam padding; chrome or powder-coated steel rod frame; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Eero Saarinen
Year
1946

Drawings include:
Womb Ottoman front elevation, side, plan

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Girard Color Wheel Ottoman

Displaying a bold and graphic pinwheel color way, the Girard Color Wheel Ottoman is a low-standing piece proportional and flexible enough to act as a footrest, coffee table, and seating. It was designed by Alexander Girard who wanted to play with vibrant colors and patterns, ultimately creating 300 textiles while director of design of the textile division for Herman Miller (1952).

The Girard Color Wheel Ottoman has an overall height of 15” (38 cm) and diameter of 36” (91 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Girard Color Wheel Ottoman with height and diameter dimensions
Displaying a bold and graphic pinwheel color way, the Girard Color Wheel Ottoman is a low-standing piece proportional and flexible enough to act as a footrest, coffee table, and seating. It was designed by Alexander Girard who wanted to play with vibrant colors and patterns.

The Girard Color Wheel Ottoman has an overall height of 15” (38 cm) and diameter of 36” (91 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Girard Color Wheel Ottoman with height and diameter dimensions
Girard Color Wheel Ottoman
Height:
15” | 38 cm
Width:
36” | 91 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
36” | 91 cm (Diameter)
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polished aluminum legs; MDF structure with polyurethane foam cushion; fabric upholstery
Designer
Alexander Girard
Year
1967

Drawings include:
Girard Color Wheel Ottoman front elevation, plan

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Crosshatch Ottoman
Side elevation illustration of a woman sitting on the Crosshatch Ottoman

The Crosshatch Ottoman features four legs of natural walnut and a soft fabric cushion. Designed by the Vienna-based studio EOOS, the ottoman showcases a simple and minimalistic style. Due to this, it fits in a variety of environments from office buildings to living rooms. It is typically paired with the Crosshatch Chair, made distinguishable by its back support of lightweight parachute cords.

The Crosshatch Ottoman has an overall height of 13.75” (35 cm), width of 23” (58 cm), and depth of 16” (41 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Crosshatch Ottoman with dimensions for height, width, and depth
The Crosshatch Ottoman features four legs of natural walnut and a soft fabric cushion. Designed by the Vienna-based studio EOOS, the ottoman showcases a simple and minimalistic style. Due to this, it fits in a variety of environments from office buildings to living rooms.

The Crosshatch Ottoman has an overall height of 13.75” (35 cm), width of 23” (58 cm), and depth of 16” (41 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Crosshatch Ottoman with dimensions for height, width, and depth
Crosshatch Ottoman
Height:
13.75” | 35 cm
Width:
23” | 58 cm
Length:
Depth:
16” | 41 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid walnut frame; foam cushion; felt or leather upholstery
Designer
Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann & Harald Gründl
Year
2014

Drawings include:
Crosshatch Ottoman front elevation, front (person), side, plan

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