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
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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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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Jens Ottoman

Jens Ottoman displays a Scandainavian style fitting for both modern and traditional spaces. The ottoman features an oak or walnut frame and textured fabric upholstery. It was designed by Jens Risom, one of the first designers to bring modern Danish furniture to the United States, for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico.

The Jens Ottoman has an overall height of 15” (38 cm), width of 23.5” (60 cm), and depth of 21.5” (55 cm).

Series of measured drawings of the Jens Ottoman labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Jens Ottoman displays a Scandainavian style fitting for both modern and traditional spaces. The ottoman features an oak or walnut frame and textured fabric upholstery. It was designed by Jens Risom, one of the first designers to bring modern Danish furniture to the United States.

The Jens Ottoman has an overall height of 15” (38 cm), width of 23.5” (60 cm), and depth of 21.5” (55 cm).

Series of measured drawings of the Jens Ottoman labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Jens Ottoman
Height:
15” | 38 cm
Width:
23.5” | 60 cm
Length:
Depth:
21.5” | 55 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid oak or walnut frame; plywood under cushion; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Jens Risom
Year
1949

Drawings include:
Jens 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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