Published at Thursday, 15 August 2019. Ottoman & Storage Ottoman. By Berta Pohl.
These plush footstools are an elegant callback to the favored furniture of the Ottoman Empire from which they get their name. The overall tufted design was a common feature of furniture of the era, and throughout the centuries they came to be the comfortable and versatile pieces we know today.
The idea of having a comfortable and functional piece of furniture that also added additional storage space to the home appealed strongly to those who use them. When combined with a square design, it enhances the use of both the furniture and space inside it.
Something is enduring about the functional simplicity of the ottoman. A common piece of furniture since the rise of the Ottoman Empire and especially popular during the Victorian era, it’s appeared in multiple forms, sizes, and colors. One of the most popular innovations that have occurred over the extensive lifespan of the ottoman is that of internal storage.
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