The Edit: Ottomans

  • We explore ten of our favourite statement ottomans, all unique in both shape and functionality.

    Commonly referred to as a footstool or pouf, an ottoman offers an extensive variety of possibilities. Making for a stylish coffee table, doubling up as additional seating space or providing a hidden storage solution ottomans have a multitude of uses in the home. From structural shapes to luxurious leather and textural rattan pieces, join us as we delve further into our carefully curated top ottoman picks.


    The Swoon Ottoman by Fredericia has been developed to complement the hugely successful Swoon Armchair. Designed by Space Copenhagen, this ottoman is characterised by its simplistically shaped design around a solid oak frame and is available in a variety of leather and fabric upholstered finishes.


    Designed with a Mediterranean country-house style in mind, the Mangas Ottoman by Patricia Urquiola showcases a luxuriously understated handmade aesthetic, with its rustic appearance and neutral stripe pattern. Featuring 100% wool composition, this ottoman is a soft yet durable piece that will bring a sense of warmth into any living space.

    Xtra Footstool Sofa Bed BoConcept

    Xtra Footstool Sofa Bed

    Although difficult to tell, BoConcept’s Xtra Footstool cleverly transforms into a single bed when needed. A perfect fit for small spaces, the Xtra Footstool features a minimalist and streamlined design which focuses on functionality.

    Alby Floor Cushion

    Well-cushioned and adaptable; Jardan’s Alby Floor Cushion is the perfect lounging accessory. Made to order in fully upholstered fabric or leather complete with blind tufted and pinched edge stitching details, this comfortable floor cushion would provide the perfect addition to a children’s room or playspace too.

    Alby Leather Floor Cushion Jardan


    This unique furniture item might go by the simple name of The Ottoman, but this sculptural and elegant piece by Sika Design is anything but. Constructed out of thick rattan; a hardwearing yet lightweight material, the ottoman is a combination of modern meets traditional with Italian craftsmanship to boot.

    DePadova Pouf Capitonne

    The timeless appeal of the DePadova Pouf Capitonne designed by Elisa Ossino should not be underestimated. This buttery leather pouf offers opportunity to display your coffee table books, a place to stretch the legs while lounging on the sofa and a plump seat for a welcome guest.

    Lehnstuhl-Hocker Ottoman

    Designed by Nigel Coates, the Lehnstuhl-Hocker Ottoman showcases a bent beech structure with a woven cane mesh detailing. Available in both black and white frames, the Lehnstuhl-Hocker embodies an elegance and originality that can be perfectly completed with the Lehnstuhl Armchair.

    Gervasoni Ghost 08 Pouf

    We’re always taken by the ethereal quality of Gervasoni’s Ghost collection, designed by Paola Navone. Joining the Ghost collection’s extensive range of sofas, armchairs and beds, the Gervasoni Ghost 08 Pouf reveals the same enduring quality, dressed in white linen.

    Eames Lounge & Ottoman Luke Furniture

    Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

    To wrap up our favourites, we have to conclude with our take on a quintessential example of mid-century design; the Eames Lounge & Ottoman. Elegant and profoundly comfortable, this iconic design  has earnt residence in museums such as MoMA and the Art Institute of Chicago. Hand-assembled and manufactured using veneers from sustainably managed forests, this renowned chair and its adjoining ottoman only get better with age.

    Bongo Storage Ottoman

    Featuring discreet hidden storage inside, the Bongo Storage Ottoman by King Living is a true testament to a design that harmoniously marries both style and versatility. This stylish series of accessories are available in a range of premium fabrics and luxurious leathers to match any decor.

    Bongo Storage Ottoman | King Living

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