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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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:
Area:


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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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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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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Egg Footstool

Made of leather, the Egg Footstool features a curved, cradle-like shape that responds to the shapes and curves of the human body. It was designed by Arne Jacobsen for the highly active lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. Paired with the Egg Chair, Jacobsen’s collection of furniture focused on shell molds and fluidity.

The Egg Footstool has an overall height of 14.5” (37 cm), width of 22” (56 cm), and depth of 16” (41 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Egg Footstool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The Egg Footstool features a curved, cradle-like shape that responds to the shapes and curves of the human body. It was designed by Arne Jacobsen for the highly active lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jacobsen’s collection of furniture focused on shell molds and fluidity.

The Egg Footstool has an overall height of 14.5” (37 cm), width of 22” (56 cm), and depth of 16” (41 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Egg Footstool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Egg Footstool
Height:
14.5” | 37 cm
Width:
22” | 56 cm
Length:
Depth:
16” | 41 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polyurethane foam shell; chromed steel column; aluminum base; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Arne Jacobsen
Year
1958

Drawings include:
Egg Footstool front elevation, side, 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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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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