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
Dennie Footstool
Illustration of a woman sitting on the Dennie Footstool

The Dennie Footstool features a chromed steel base and fabric upholstery. Designed by modernist Nanna Ditzel, the Dennie Footstool is an accompaniment to the Dennie Chair and also showcases Ditzel’s best-selling Hallingdal fabric (1965). Both the chair and footstool were not put into large scale production until a re-launch orchestrated by her daughter Dennie following Nanna Ditzel’s passing in 2006.

The Dennie Footstool has an overall height of 13.75” (35 cm), width of 15.75” (40 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Dennie Footstool measuring height, width, and depth
The Dennie Footstool features a chromed steel base and fabric upholstery. Designed by modernist Nanna Ditzel, the Dennie Footstool is an accompaniment to the Dennie Chair and also showcases Ditzel’s best-selling Hallingdal fabric (1965).

The Dennie Footstool has an overall height of 13.75” (35 cm), width of 15.75” (40 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Dennie Footstool measuring height, width, and depth
Dennie Footstool
Height:
13.75” | 35 cm
Width:
15.75” | 40 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.75” | 40 cm
Weight:
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Materials
Plywood shell; polyester foam; chrome steel structure; fabric upholstery
Designer
Nanna Ditzel
Year
1956

Drawings include:
Dennie Footstool front elevation, side, side (person), plan

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Mimico Storage Ottoman

The Mimico Storage Ottoman is an excellent bench for those who want to add some style, elegance, and life to an empty living room, entryway, or bedroom. You can use it as a bench, coffee table, or easily flip the upholstered top to keep your valuables or use the open cubby at the end to show off what you are reading. The legs are turned and made of solid wood to give it an elegant look.

The Mimico Storage Ottoman has an overall height of 16” (40.6 cm), length of 50" (127 cm), and depth of 21” (53.3 cm). The table height of the Mimico Storage Ottoman is 14.5” (36.8 cm).

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of the Mimico Storage Ottoman with height, length and depth measurements
The Mimico Storage Ottoman is an excellent bench for those who want to add some style, elegance, and life to an empty living room, entryway, or bedroom. You can use it as a bench, coffee table, or easily flip the upholstered top to keep your valuables or use the open cubby at the end.

The Mimico Storage Ottoman has an overall height of 16” (40.6 cm), length of 50" (127 cm), and depth of 21” (53.3 cm). The table height of the Mimico Storage Ottoman is 14.5” (36.8 cm).

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of the Mimico Storage Ottoman with height, length and depth measurements
Mimico Storage Ottoman
Height:
16” | 40.6 cm
Width:
Length:
50" | 127 cm
Depth:
21” | 53.3 cm
Weight:
66 lb | 29.94 kg
Area:

Table Height: 14.5” | 36.8 cm

Materials
Solid walnut; fabric upholstery
Designer
Gus* Modern
Year

Drawings include:
Mimico Storage Ottoman front elevation, side, plan

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Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman

The Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman features upholstery, a wide array of different colors and materials, and a four-star leg base that can work on both hard and soft surfaces. Designed by Herman Miller to pair with the Lounge Chair, this ottoman’s clean and simple appearance allows it to accompany a variety of other chairs if preferred.

The Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman has an overall height of 18.5” (47 cm), width of 21” (53 cm), and depth of 21.5” (55 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman with height, width and depth measurements
The Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman features upholstery, a wide array of different colors and materials, and a four-star leg base that can work on hard and soft surfaces. Designed to pair with the Lounge Chair, this ottoman’s clean and simple appearance allows it to accompany a variety of other chairs.

The Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman has an overall height of 18.5” (47 cm), width of 21” (53 cm), and depth of 21.5” (55 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman with height, width and depth measurements
Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman
Height:
18.5” | 47 cm
Width:
21” | 53 cm
Length:
Depth:
21.5” | 55 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polished or powder-coated aluminum base; tubular steel column; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Charles & Ray Eames
Year
1958

Drawings include:
Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman front elevation, side, plan

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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
Length:
Depth:
20.5” | 52 cm
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Area:


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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Seal Footstool
Side profile illustration of a man sitting on the Seal Footstool for scale

Featuring a walnut frame, foam cushion, and leather upholstery, the Seal Footstool was designed with the intent to bring a sense of vitality to the Swedish furniture industry at the time (1950s). It was designed by IB Kofod-Larsen as part of a series of Danish furniture known as the Seal or Sälen Collection.

The Seal Footstool has an overall height of 16.5” (42 cm), width of 27.75” (71 cm), and depth of 17” (43 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Seal Footstool with dimensions
Featuring a walnut frame, foam cushion, and leather upholstery, the Seal Footstool was designed with the intent to bring a sense of vitality to the Swedish furniture industry at the time (1950s). It was designed by IB Kofod-Larsen as part of a series of Danish furniture known as the Seal Collection.

The Seal Footstool has an overall height of 16.5” (42 cm), width of 27.75” (71 cm), and depth of 17” (43 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Seal Footstool with dimensions
Seal Footstool
Height:
16.5” | 42 cm
Width:
27.75” | 71 cm
Length:
Depth:
17” | 43 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Walnut exterior frame; beech and pine interior frame; foam cushion; leather upholstery
Designer
Ib Kofod-Larsen
Year
1956

Drawings include:
Seal Footstool front elevation, side, side (person), plan

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