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Marc Bankowsky, Pieds de Bouc, Bronze Legged Stool, France, 2013
By Marc Bankowsky
Located in New York, NY
Stool by Marc Bankowsky with patinated bronze legs and black Mongolian lamb upholstery. A designer and decorator for the past 20 years, Marc Bankowsky creates uniquely beautiful fur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

Franck Evennou, Pouf Trèfle, Set of 3 Ottomans, Bronze, France, 2020
By Franck Evennou
Located in New York, NY
Franck Evennou has a poetic language inspired by nature, and by all subjects that carry the residue of their pasts. His works, particularly in bronze, possess a powerful nostalgic qu...
Category

2010s French Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

"Castel Madama" Ottoman with Stainless Steel and Bronze Details, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
Castel Madama Collection. "Castel Madama" Ottoman with Stainless Steel and Bronze Details, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furniture Pr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Chairs

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel

Mark Bankowsky, Pieds de Bouc, Bronze Legged Stool, France, 2008
By Marc Bankowsky
Located in New York, NY
This surrealistic stool, which rests on silver or bronze legs modeled after a goat's, and is upholstered in lamb's wool, is a successful new take on a centuries-old tradition: transf...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

Marc Bankowsky, Pieds de Bouc, Bronze Legged Stool, France, 2013
By Marc Bankowsky
Located in New York, NY
Stool by Marc Bankowsky with patinated bronze legs and black Mongolian lamb upholstery. A designer and decorator for the past 20 years, Marc Bankowsky creates uniquely beautiful fur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

Mark Bankowsky, Pieds de Bouc, Stool, France
By Marc Bankowsky
Located in New York, NY
This surrealistic stool, which rests on silver or bronze legs modeled after a goat's, and is upholstered in lamb's wool, is a successful new take on a centuries-old tradition: transf...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

"Coraggioso" Ottoman & Pouf with Stainless Steel and Bronze Details, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
"Coraggioso" Ottoman & Pouf with Stainless Steel and Bronze Details, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furniture Presents. Bizimyer Art ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Stools

Materials

Bronze, Metal, Steel, Stainless Steel

"Passione" Ottoman & Pouf with Bronze and Stainless Steel, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
"Passione" Ottoman & Pouf with Bronze and Stainless Steel, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furniture Presents. Bizimyer Art / Design. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Stools

Materials

Bronze, Metal, Stainless Steel

Upholstered Coffee Table Ottoman
By Hélène Aumont 1
Located in Ballard, CA
The distinctive Anouk Coffee Table is a perfect accent to soften a space with utilitarian function. The coffee table features hand sculpted legs in bronze. Custom sizes and finishes ...
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Upholstered Coffee Table Ottoman
Upholstered Coffee Table Ottoman
H 15 in W 59 in D 39 in
'Prosper & Prosper' Set of Two Soft Low Benches by Elissa Lacoste, France, 2020
Located in Antwerp, BE
‘Prosper & Prosper’ set of two unique functional art benches or ottomans by French artist and designer, Elissa Lacoste. "The work is conceived as two symmetrical bodies, consisting ...
Category

2010s Canadian Organic Modern Benches

Materials

Bronze, Steel

Pierre Ottoman Chair by Barlas Baylar
By Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
The Pierre Ottoman Chair consists of a high-gloss H9 body, topped with a beautiful fabric or leather and an intrinsic bronze base. Spanning approximately 3 ft, the Pierre Ottoman Cha...
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

"La Notte" Ottoman & Pouf with Bronze Details, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
"La Notte" Ottoman & Pouf with Bronze Details, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furniture Presents. Bizimyer Art / Design. The world n...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Stools

Materials

Bronze

"La Notte" Ottoman & Pouf with Bronze Details, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
"La Notte" Ottoman & Pouf with Bronze Details, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furniture Presents. Bizimyer Art / Design. The world n...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Stools

Materials

Bronze

"La Notte" Ottoman & Pouf with Bronze Details, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
"La Notte" Ottoman & Pouf with Bronze Details, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furniture Presents. Bizimyer Art / Design. The world n...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Stools

Materials

Bronze

Palmspring Pouf by Anderssen & Voll
Located in Geneve, CH
Palmspring Pouf by Anderssen & Voll 2020 Materials: Bronze lacquered metal structure, seat and back in polyurethane foam, upholstered in fabric Dimensions: 80 x 67 x 40 cm An...
Category

2010s French Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Palmspring Pouf by Anderssen & Voll
Palmspring Pouf by Anderssen & Voll
H 31.5 in W 26.38 in D 15.75 in
Pair of Sculptural "Atlante" Benches by Alexandre Logé
By Alexandre Logé
Located in New York, NY
Elegant benches with organically shaped bronze bases. These studio made pieces are created individually to order and are the original design from the "Atlante" series. 20-24 weeks le...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Benches

Materials

Bronze

Polished Bronze Ottoman by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Polished bronze ottoman by Fakasaka Design. Dimensions: W 45 cm, D 45 cm, H 45 cm. Materials: polished bronze, leather. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on production of hi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Polished Bronze Ottoman by Fakasaka Design
Polished Bronze Ottoman by Fakasaka Design
H 17.72 in W 17.72 in D 17.72 in
"La Ciliegia" Ottoman with Stainless Steel, Burl Walnut, Hand Crafted, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
La Ciliegia Collection. "La Ciliegia" Ottoman with Stainless Steel, Burl Walnut, Hand Crafted, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furnitur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Chairs

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel

"Semiretta" Ottoman with Bronze, Polished Ebony, Stainless Steel, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
"Semiretta" Ottoman with Bronze, Polished Ebony, Stainless Steel, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furniture Presents. Bizimyer Art / D...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Chairs

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel

"il Gabbiano" Ottoman with Stainless Steel and Bronze Details, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
Il Gabbiano Collection. Il Gabbiano ottoman with stainless steel and bronze details, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furniture Presents...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Chairs

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel

"Calamità" Ottoman with Walnut, Stainless Steel and Bronze Details, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
Calamità Collection. "Calamità" Ottoman with Walnut, Stainless Steel and Bronze Details, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Bizimyer Furniture Pres...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Chairs

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel

"Var" Ottoman
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The legs of this ottoman have a biomorphic design. Cast in bronze, the five whimsical legs are inspired by Turrid sea shells. We upholster it to order with your fabric or hide. Cust...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

"Var" Ottoman
"Var" Ottoman
H 18 in Dm 41 in
Custom Holly Hunt Archipelago Ottoman in Taupe Color
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in North Miami, FL
Custom Holly Hunt Archipelago ottoman in taupe color. It is designed with linear stitching pattern and walnut base. The brand is very unique and offers a curated experience featuring...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Modenese Luxury Interiors Pouf in Dark Damascus and Gold Leaf Base
By Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Tiny baroque pouf with damascus fabric and a solid wood gold-leafed base. This upholstered stool is perfect if combined with the baroque black armchair designed and produced by Moden...
Category

2010s Italian Baroque Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Crystal, Bronze, Gold Leaf

Antelope Pouf
By Carlo Rampazzi, Sergio Villa
Located in Milan, IT
This stunning pouf is a perfect accent piece for a rustic or modern interior that will be enriched by the presence of Antelope fur upholstery. The textured and refined cover is a one...
Category

2010s Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Antelope Pouf
Antelope Pouf
H 21.66 in W 39.38 in D 29.53 in
Franck Evennou, Pouf Trèfle, Set of 3 Ottomans, Bronze, France, 2020
By Franck Evennou
Located in New York, NY
Franck Evennou has a poetic language inspired by nature, and by all subjects that carry the residue of their pasts. His works, particularly in bronze, possess a powerful nostalgic qu...
Category

2010s French Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Mongolia Pouf
By Carlo Rampazzi, Sergio Villa
Located in Milan, IT
Part of a series of poufs that are strikingly unique and elegant object of functional decor, this pouf is a superb addition to a modern or rustic home. It can double as a bench to ad...
Category

2010s Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Mongolia Pouf
Mongolia Pouf
H 21.66 in W 39.38 in D 29.53 in
Bernadette Ivory Pouf by Dom Edizioni
By Dom Edizioni
Located in Milan, IT
A comfortable seat with a Classic allure, this refined pouf can be arranged in multiples or paired with the Bernadette sofa to create a lounge look in a modern living room or bedroom...
Category

2010s Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze, Metal

Bernadette Ivory Pouf by Dom Edizioni
Bernadette Ivory Pouf by Dom Edizioni
H 15.75 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Verdi Ottoman, Bronze Age Collection by Mark Zeff
By Mark Zeff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Verdi ottoman from Blackbarn Bronze Age collection by Mark Zeff, leather wrapped seat with cast bronze frame. Available in different sizes and colors Bronze Age collection by Mar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Marc Bankowsky, "Pieds de Bouc", Stool, France, 2010
By Marc Bankowsky
Located in New York, NY
"Pieds de bouc" Stool by Marc Bankowsky with silvered bronze legs and Mongolian lamb upholstery.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

St Paul Ottoman by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This round ottoman make a dramatic statement in your interior. It has five powerful cast bronze legs, with an organic feel. The cushion is covered in a pale blue mohair with brown we...
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Marc Bankowsky, "Pieds De Bouc, " Stool, France, 2008
By Marc Bankowsky
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary stool by Marc Bankowsky. Upholstered in Mongolian lamb with bronze legs.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Hand Casted Side Table or Stool by Studio Goldwood
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hollywood Regency hand casted bronze stool A polished smooth surface top on black patinated bronze base. The black irregular surface gives it a luxurious but cozy feel. The polis...
Category

2010s Belgian Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Hand Casted Side Table or Stool by Studio Goldwood
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hollywood Regency hand casted bronze stool A polished smooth surface top on black patinated bronze base. The black irregular surface gives it a luxurious but cosy feel. The polis...
Category

2010s Belgian Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Bronze

Constantine Leather Ottoman with Tray, Bronze Age Collection by Mark Zeff
By Mark Zeff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Constantine ottoman from Blackbarn Bronze Age collection by Mark Zeff, leather wrapped seat with cast bronze frame and bronze finished metal tray. Available in different sizes and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Constantine Leather Ottoman, Bronze Age Collection by Mark Zeff
By Mark Zeff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Constantine Ottoman from BLACKBARN Bronze Age Collection by Mark Zeff, leather wrapped seat with cast bronze frame. Available in different sizes and colors Bronze Age Collection by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Mark Bankowsky, Pieds de Bouc, Stool, France, 2010
By Marc Bankowsky
Located in New York, NY
This surrealistic stool, which rests on silver or bronze legs modeled after a goat's, and is upholstered in lamb's wool, is a successful new take on a centuries-old tradition: transf...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

Steel Legged Sheepskin Ottoman-Customizable
By Gregory Clark
Located in Wilton, CT
Steel legged Shearling ottoman-customizable This cute ottoman looks great as an accent piece in sheepskin or natural hair hide. Whimsical, super sturdy, and versatile. Can be cus...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Steel, Bronze

Steel Legged Upholstered Ottoman-Customizable
By Gregory Clark
Located in Wilton, CT
Customizable steel legged upholstered ottoman This cute ottoman looks great as an accent piece in sheepskin or natural hair hide. Whimsical, super sturdy, and versatile. Can be cust...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze, Steel

Promemoria Cernobbio Pouf in Bronze and Ashwood by Romeo Sozzi
By Promemoria
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
Cernobbio is an outdoor pouf. Its structure is in smooth dark bronze and black stained ash. Available with removable cushion in fabric or leather for outdoor use.   
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Black Toad Swinging Pouf
By Lorenza Bozzoli
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Swinging pouf made of brass and Mongolian fur. Toad makes the research of equilibrium its fundamental point. Toad swings, but it always returns vertical thanks to its counterwe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Black Toad Swinging Pouf
Black Toad Swinging Pouf
H 17.72 in Dm 13.78 in
Toad Swinging Pouf Pink
By Lorenza Bozzoli
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Swinging pouf made of brass and Mongolian fur. Toad makes the research of equilibrium its fundamental point. Toad swings, but it always returns vertical thanks to its counterwe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Toad Swinging Pouf Pink
Toad Swinging Pouf Pink
H 17.72 in Dm 13.78 in
Toad Swinging Pouf
By Lorenza Bozzoli
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Swinging Pouf made of brass and Mongolian fur. Toad makes the research of equilibrium its fundamental point. Toad swings, but it always returns vertical thanks to its counterwei...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Toad Swinging Pouf
Toad Swinging Pouf
H 17.72 in Dm 13.78 in
Made to Order Mongolian Pouffe by Osanna Visconti di Modrone
By Osanna Visconti di Modrone
Located in Milano, Italy
Made to Order Pouffe with hand made bronze bamboo legs created with the lost wax tecnique. Brown Mongolian fur. Diam CM 30 H 44
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Mark Bankowsky, Matched Pair of Pieds de Bouc, Stools, France
By Marc Bankowsky
Located in New York, NY
This surrealistic stool, which rests on silver or bronze legs modeled after a goat's, and is upholstered in lamb's wool, is a successful new take on a centuries-old tradition: transf...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

Antique Kilim Upholstered Pouffe with Four Wooden Legs and Brass Castors
Located in Marbella, ES
Antique Kilim upholstered pouffe with four wooden legs and brass castors.
Category

2010s Spanish Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Studio Piet Boon Upholstered Ella Pouf Ottoman Woven Boucle w Bronze Legs
By Piet Boon
Located in Glasgow, GB
Ella Poof by Studio Piet Boon. A wonderful and 'organically circular' shape makes up this Ella pouf ottoman by Piet Boon. The sumptuous thick top of the ottoman pouf is held up wi...
Category

2010s Dutch Organic Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze, Aluminum

Contemporary Gilded Bronze Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Italy, 2020
Located in Firenze, IT
Sculptural gilded bronze structure, upholstery in black/white woven fabric, ottoman size cm 60 x 42 x H.40
Category

2010s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Bronze

Custom Handmade Bronze Upholstered Bench or Ottoman in Any Dimension or Finish
Located in Chicago, IL
New handmade in our Chicago workshop is a custom upholstered bench with antiqued solid bronze frame and upholstered seat cushion. This Minimalist bench is elegant in its simplicity a...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Bronze

Carol Egan, Custom Sculptural Bronze Stool, USA, 2019
By Carol Egan
Located in New York, NY
This sculptural stool is part of a line of contemporary furniture designed by blending digital technology with fine traditional craftsmanship. Cast in bronze, the stool features tw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

Pouf "Licken" by Franck Evennou, Limited Edition
By Franck Evennou
Located in Paris, FR
Pouf "Licken" by Franck Evennou, limited edition 4-feet made in nickel-plated old silver style bronze. Measures: D. 50 x H. 45 cm Edition of 25 pieces.
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2010s French Other Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Large Pouf by Franck Evennou, France, 2019
By Franck Evennou
Located in New York, NY
Round cushion featuring one tufted button, supported by five fantastical bronze leaf legs. Custom sizes and finishes available.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Organic Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Carol Egan, Round Ottoman, United States, 2018
By Carol Egan
Located in New York, NY
This elegant ottoman is part of a line of contemporary furniture designed by blending digital technology with fine traditional craftsmanship. The piece has a perfectly round seat and...
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Mid-Century Italian Style Bench with Solid Bronze Tapered Legs in Gray Velvet
By Karl Springer, Gio Ponti, Mastercraft
Located in New York, NY
Elegant bench with a solid bronze tapered legs. The leg is an exact reproduction of a 1950s mid-century modern Italian design, hand cast in solid bronze which has a richer, warmer go...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Mark Bankowsky, Pieds de Bouc, Stool, France, 2008
By Marc Bankowsky
Located in New York, NY
This surrealistic stool, which rests on silver or bronze legs modeled after a goat's, and is upholstered in lamb's wool, is a successful new take on a centuries-old tradition: transf...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

Black and Bronze Hand Casted Stool
Located in Antwerp, BE
Extraordinary hand casted bronze stool with bottom black detailing Extremely decorative piece that can be used as a nightstand, stool or ottoman Measure: W 30, 5 D 30, 5 H 48...
Category

2010s Belgian Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Bronze

Black and Bronze Hand Casted Stool
Black and Bronze Hand Casted Stool
H 19.3 in W 12.21 in D 12.21 in
Hand Casted Polished Bronze Box Stool
Located in Antwerp, BE
Extraordinary hand casted polished bronze stool with vertical carved detailing Extremely decorative piece that can be used as a side table, stool or ottoman. Current producti...
Category

2010s Belgian Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Bronze

Hand Casted Polished Bronze Box Stool
Hand Casted Polished Bronze Box Stool
H 17.72 in W 16.93 in D 11.82 in
Mark Zeff, Bronze and Leather Coffee Table, USA, 2015
By Mark Zeff
Located in New York, NY
Bronze and leather ottoman or coffee table with removable bronze tray.
Category

2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Carol Egan, Sculptural Bronze Stool, United States, 2014
By Carol Egan
Located in New York, NY
This sculptural hand-carved stool is part of a line of contemporary furniture designed by blending digital technology with fine traditional craftsmanship. Cast in bronze, the stool f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Stools

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Bronze Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These stools with a caramel shearling cushion have cast bronze legs. The shape of the legs is Giacometti inspired. The cushion has been recently recovered. These items are locate...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Stools

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Bronze Stools
Pair of Bronze Stools
H 16 in W 25 in D 17 in
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Contemporary Bronze Ottomans and Poufs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of contemporary bronze ottomans and poufs available on 1stDibs. Contemporary bronze ottomans and poufs made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — are very popular at 1stDibs. If space is limited, there are small contemporary bronze ottomans and poufs measuring 8 inches across. Marc Bankowsky, Mark Zeff and Carlo Rampazzi each produced beautiful contemporary bronze ottomans and poufs that are worth considering.

How Much are Contemporary Bronze Ottomans and Poufs?

Contemporary bronze ottomans and poufs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $7,557, while the lowest priced sells for $1,540 and the highest can go for as much as $60,000.

Finding the Right Ottomans and Poufs for You

Antique and vintage ottomans and poufs add comfort and style to any living room, game room, home office or minimalist lounge space. An ottoman is a short seat or footstool that is also often used to store items. A pouf is similar, but it’s typically more petite than an ottoman, usually without the storage space inside.

When one thinks of the Ottoman Empire, it’s easy to overlook the iconic seat named for the region. The ottoman — originally an upholstered seat or small bench without a back or arms — was a family’s main seating furniture, a way to merge floor seating with cushions and mats. It wasn’t until they were brought to Europe from Turkey, during the 18th century, that it became popular to join ottomans with other pieces of furniture, such as at the base of a chair. Eventually, these footrests were transformed into storage furnishings to organize quilts and blankets or other textiles. Furniture makers crafted their ottomans with lids that revealed a hidden cupboard, which rendered them both comfortable and practical.

Poufs, which appeared in France during the 1840s, are also of the low-platform seating variety. These versatile furnishings have been made available in all manner of shapes and sizes over time, and depending upon their firmness can be used as a side table should an occasion call for an extra one. However, your average ottoman is almost always firmer than a pouf, and even if the plush pouf in your living room feels sturdy, it’s probably not the best surface for your early-evening cocktail.

Both ottomans and poufs can help create an inviting and warm atmosphere in your living space. For the smaller rooms that are characterized by a casual feel, a shaggy or woven wool pouf might be a better choice, as it’s likely to be more compact and floor-cushion-like than an ottoman. The latter are often larger and more table-like and are comparatively a good fit for a more formal room such as a library or a study. Today, you might find that an ottoman works well in your bedroom, where there isn’t room for a sofa, or perhaps it can serve as a reliable perch in front of your vintage vanity table.

Whatever your seating needs are, find a collection of antique, new and vintage ottomans and poufs in varying styles on 1stDibs that include neoclassical, Industrial and mid-century modern. From the bright colors and bold patterns deployed by Milan-born designer Lorenza Bozzoli to the classy leather furnishings created at family-run Brooklyn, New York, atelier Moses Nadel, there is an endless range of these lovable low stools that merge seamlessly with most decor.