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Located in Brecht, BE
This ottoman/pouf was made in our workshop with old velvet fabric from the 1950s.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

  • Customize Ottoman/Pouf
  • Customize Ottoman/Pouf
  • Customize Ottoman/Pouf
  • Customize Ottoman/Pouf
H 14.18 in. W 51.97 in. D 39.38 in.
Glide Ottoman striped fabric, Round shapes, custom ottoman with casters movable
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The smart and simple glide striped ottoman can be used as a seat at a table, a place to kick your feet up, or both. Boasting hidden casters, the delicate curves of its sides subtly r...
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wood

Custom Curved Ottoman
By John Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
A curved sculpted ottoman. This piece is built to order and custom made. Customers can choose the size and material. In the pictures shown, the sides are upholstered in Romo Eggshell...
Category

20th Century American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery

  • Custom Curved Ottoman
  • Custom Curved Ottoman
  • Custom Curved Ottoman
  • Custom Curved Ottoman
H 19 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
NBS Custom Upholstered Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Custom ottoman designed by Neal Beckstedt Studio. Upholstery available in COM/COL.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • NBS Custom Upholstered Ottoman
  • NBS Custom Upholstered Ottoman
  • NBS Custom Upholstered Ottoman
  • NBS Custom Upholstered Ottoman
H 17.5 in. W 24.5 in. D 24.5 in.
Vintage Custom Kilim Ottoman
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage custom upholstered Kilim pouf or ottoman having nailhead trim.
Category

Antique 19th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Custom Kilim Ottoman
  • Vintage Custom Kilim Ottoman
  • Vintage Custom Kilim Ottoman
  • Vintage Custom Kilim Ottoman
H 20 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Wooster Ottoman custom ottoman tufted wood base red pull tufted tight seat wood
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A poised piece, this simple yet energetic ottoman is another great balance of modern and traditional flair with a wide base to meet the proportions of the chair.
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Custom Genuine Shearling Ottoman
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Custom genuine shearling ottoman.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Sheepskin

  • Custom Genuine Shearling Ottoman
  • Custom Genuine Shearling Ottoman
  • Custom Genuine Shearling Ottoman
  • Custom Genuine Shearling Ottoman
H 17 in. W 37 in. D 29 in.
Vintage African Blue and Indigo Woven Textile Unique Custom Ottoman
By antique textiles galleries
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage African blue and indigo woven textile custom square ottoman. Wood frame with padded construction all around and small tack feet. The Yoruba are masters of the indigo-dyeing ...
Category

Vintage 1970s African Tribal Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Textile, Foam, Wood, Cotton

Custom Edelman Leather Hexagonal Ottoman
Located in Chicago, IL
Large hexagonal ottoman upholstered in cognac Edelman leather.
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather

Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The radius ottoman is a comfortable and versatile expanse for sitting or propping. Great as a footrest but sturdy and elegant enough to work as extra seating during major social func...
Category

2010s American Other Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric

  • Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
  • Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
  • Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
  • Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
H 16 in. W 60 in. D 60 in.
Custom Turkish Rug Upholstered Ottoman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom made ottoman upholstered in a vibrant vintage wool Turkish rug from the 1960s. Sits on a satin black wood recressed base.
Category

2010s North American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool, Wood

  • Custom Turkish Rug Upholstered Ottoman
  • Custom Turkish Rug Upholstered Ottoman
  • Custom Turkish Rug Upholstered Ottoman
  • Custom Turkish Rug Upholstered Ottoman
H 17 in. W 84 in. D 32 in.
Stack Ottoman Customized Made to order Poufs seating ottomans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
These stacking ottomans are stylish yet functional. Adding extra seating and saving space when you have a house full of guests, the stack ottomans can serve as stools or even small t...
Category

2010s American Other Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Custom Pink Pouf Ottomans
Located in Houston, TX
A pair of custom pink (rose or faded mauve) contemporary pouf seats with brass bases, also available C.O.M.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Dagmar Design Custom Made Sheepskin Ottoman
Located in London, GB
A custom made sheepskin ottoman on hardwood base with stained beech legs. The foam body is covered in premium, tufted Australian shearling. This item is made to order in our Lond...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Sheepskin, Beech

  • Dagmar Design Custom Made Sheepskin Ottoman
  • Dagmar Design Custom Made Sheepskin Ottoman
  • Dagmar Design Custom Made Sheepskin Ottoman
  • Dagmar Design Custom Made Sheepskin Ottoman
H 17.72 in. W 21.66 in. D 19.69 in.
Glide Ottoman Round Custom Hidden Castors
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The smart and simple Glide Ottoman can be used as a seat at a table, a place to kick your feet up, or both. Boasting hidden casters, the delicate curves of its sides subtly remove th...
Category

2010s American Other Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric

Custom Forsyth Zebra Hide Pouf Ottoman
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Our zebra pouf ottomans are handcrafted from our beautiful Forsyth zebra hides. The most beautiful zebra hides are selected, handcut, handstitched, and hand stuffed. Each step is met...
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Zebra Hide

  • Custom Forsyth Zebra Hide Pouf Ottoman
  • Custom Forsyth Zebra Hide Pouf Ottoman
  • Custom Forsyth Zebra Hide Pouf Ottoman
  • Custom Forsyth Zebra Hide Pouf Ottoman
H 15 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Carson Ottoman Deep Tufted Legs Custom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The simple Carson ottoman strikes a perfect balance of modern clean lines and traditional details. It features a slight pull, piped details, semi-attached seat cushion, spring edge, ...
Category

2010s American Other Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Carson Ottoman Deep Tufted Legs Custom
  • Carson Ottoman Deep Tufted Legs Custom
  • Carson Ottoman Deep Tufted Legs Custom
  • Carson Ottoman Deep Tufted Legs Custom
H 17.5 in. W 28 in. D 20 in.
Large Square Button Tufted Ottoman, Custom
Located in Greenwich, CT
A large square ottoman with button tufted top and small block legs. The ottoman is shown in an orange vinyl fabric. Custom built to order and handmade at our studio in Norwalk, Conne...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Pair of Custom Made Shearling Ottomans
Located in London, GB
A pair of custom made shearling ottomans on hardwood base with stained beech legs. The foam body is covered in premium, tufted Australian shearling. These items are made to order...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Sheepskin, Beech

  • Pair of Custom Made Shearling Ottomans
  • Pair of Custom Made Shearling Ottomans
  • Pair of Custom Made Shearling Ottomans
  • Pair of Custom Made Shearling Ottomans
H 17.72 in. W 21.66 in. D 19.69 in.
Blue Tufted Velvet Round Ottoman, Custom
Located in Dallas, TX
Custom blue tufted velvet round ottoman. This ottoman can be made to any size with COM. Four yards minimum for 32" diameter x 17" tall size Pricing may vary with larger sizes. ...
Category

2010s Hollywood Regency Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric

Custom Upholstered Ottoman with Mohair Boxing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom made ottoman upholstered with a vintage paisley rug and blue mohair boxing.
Category

2010s North American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool, Mohair

Blue Tufted Velvet Round Ottoman, Custom
Located in Dallas, TX
Custom blue tufted velvet round ottoman. This ottoman can be made to any size with COM. Four yards minimum for 32"diameter x 17"tall size Pricing may vary with larger sizes. D...
Category

2010s Hollywood Regency Ottomans and Poufs

4 x 4 Round Ottoman Deep Tufted Base Black Custom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bubbly and delicious, the hand-tufted 4 x 4 Round Ottoman beautifully shapes any space. The delicate crown of each tuft is fun, flirty, and begs to be sat on.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric

Custom Ottoman and Wood Table Shown in Suede and Oak with Faux Shagrin
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Wolcott ottoman and table is made in custom sizes and wood finishes - can be made with or without the table being upholstered - the ottoman itself is all hand sprung and stitched...
Category

2010s American American Classical Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Shagreen, Suede

Custom Made Natual Faux Sheepskin Cube Ottomans
Located in Brea, CA
Custom made sheepskin cube ottomans Custom designed and made full bloom cottage these natural faux sheepskin ottomans are a great accent piece. Wood frame, and foam wrapped, make th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Foam, Wood

Pair of Custom Made Damask Velvet Ottomans
Located in New York, NY
Pair of custom made Damask velvet ottomans with down filled cushions.
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Damask, Down

  • Pair of Custom Made Damask Velvet Ottomans
  • Pair of Custom Made Damask Velvet Ottomans
  • Pair of Custom Made Damask Velvet Ottomans
  • Pair of Custom Made Damask Velvet Ottomans
H 19 in. W 26.5 in. D 24 in.
Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
Located in Brea, CA
Custom made vintage Kilim rug cube ottoman. Rug is a light ice blue and brown coloring, and off white running through. Measures: 17.5" D x 17.5" W x 19" H.  
Category

20th Century Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool

  • Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
  • Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
  • Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
  • Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
H 19 in. W 17.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
By Full Bloom Cottage
Located in Brea, CA
Custom made vintage Kilim rug cube ottoman. Measures: 17.5" D x 17.5" W x 19" H.  
Category

20th Century Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool

  • Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
  • Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
  • Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
  • Custom Made Vintage Kilim Rug Cube Ottoman
H 19 in. W 17.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair of Custom Originals Modern Blue Tufted Ottomans
Located in New York, NY
Pair of our custom originals modern blue tufted ottomans has a round wooden white platform base with blue velvet upholstery. Ottomans would look amazing in a walk-in-closet. Ottoman...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Milo Baughman Style Midcentury Custom Recliner and Ottoman
By Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman style midcentury custom recliner and ottoman Recliner measures: 28 wide x 37 deep x 37 high with a seat height of 20 inches Ottoman measures: 28 wide x 20.5 deep...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Custom Made Iron Upholstered Cocktail Table Bench Ottoman
Located in Brea, CA
Custom made iron upholstered cocktail table bench ottoman The base is a custom finished iron base, with antique rug upholstered top. The very durable top is a heavy weaved wool, wit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Iron

Large Square Custom Made Turkish Rug Cocktail Ottoman
Located in Brea, CA
Large rug ottoman in antique Turkish rug. Measures 60" x 60" x 13" This cocktail ottoman was custom made for a client, and this exact one is not available. Wood frame, wrapped in ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool, Goat Hair, Foam

Oversized Custom Upholstered Ottoman in Ralph Lauren Upholstery Fabric
By Ralph Lauren
Located in West Hartford, CT
From a famed record industry titan in the metro New York and New Jersey area comes this enormous square ottoman that was custom made using Ralph Lauren fabric. Nothing short of exqui...
Category

1990s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Sensational Custom Made Black Cut Velvet and Animal Print Ottoman
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sumptuous upholstered square custom ottoman in a striking combination of cut black velvet and leopard animal print.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Velvet

Stunning Custom Designed Round Ottoman with Solid Brass Base
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful round loveseat with upholstered top. This beautiful ottoman can be used indoors or outdoors, it is perfect for homes with large living or family rooms, ideal for entertain...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Henredon Writer's Ottoman, Custom Red Velvet Floral, Bun Feet
By Henredon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Henredon Writer's ottoman, custom red velvet floral, bun feet. Gorgeous vintage piece. '
Category

Late 20th Century American American Classical Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Velvet

Stunning Custom Designed Round Ottoman with Solid Brass Base
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful round loveseat with upholstered top. This beautiful loveseat can be used indoors or outdoors, it is perfect for homes with large living or family rooms, ideal for entertain...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass, Chrome, Copper, Nickel

Custom Modern 3-Piece Bronze Finished Cocktail Ottoman by Carrocel
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Stylish modern designed cocktail ottoman 3-piece set. Upholstered in a designer brushed fabric, groups together and separates into 3 individual seats. Can be custom upholstered, also...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Metal

Stunning Custom Designed Round Ottoman with Stainless Steel Base
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful round loveseat/ottoman with upholstered top. This beautiful ottoman can be used indoors or outdoors, it is perfect for homes with large living or family rooms, ideal for e...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Stainless Steel

OAM Studio Modular Custom Tufted Velvet Ottoman with Chrome Base
Located in Brooklyn, NY
OAM Design Studio presents the Modular Tufted Ottoman. A luxurious form crafted with deep tufted cushions for supreme comfort. Our design is inspired by the opulence of 1970s Italian...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Velvet

Large-Scale Custom Designed Tufted Ottoman with Brass Serving Tray
Located in New York, NY
Our custom designed large-scale tufted ottoman with a brass and glass serving tray. The glass tray has a decorative brass trim and three brass compartments for bottles.
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery

Custom Upholstered Channeled Ottoman on Maple Wood Base with Hand Stitching
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Astor ottoman is completely handcrafted with vertical channeling throughout the sides - interior upholstery is all handstitched with springs and synthetic hair - hand carved mapl...
Category

2010s American American Classical Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Suede, Maple

Custom Made Ottoman Upholstered with a Vintage Wool and Hemp Wagon Blanket
Located in Pasadena, CA
Limited Edition Cubes combine vintage textiles with custom-scaled pieces to create interesting and useful accent seating. Each piece is one of a kind. This custom-made ottoman with...
Category

Mid-20th Century Romanian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Textile, Wood

Custom Made Cube Cocktail Ottoman in Blue Diamond Fabric from France
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful custom made cocktail ottoman in durable blue diamond pattern. We can make these any size, and shape. This fabric also comes in many different color variations. Size show...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wood

Franco Woven Wool Ottoman in Blue Custom Made in the USA
Located in Milton, MA
This ottoman is woven with all natural wool and designed by Thayer Design Studio in Boston and crafted in Rhode Island, USA. This ottoman is soft, yet firm and sturdy. Listing shows ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool

Upholstered Ottoman Made of Midcentury Colorful Turkish Rug over Custom Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Turkish upholstered ottoman with floral motifs from the midcentury on custom wood tapered legs. This ottoman features a rectangular seat, upholstered with a vintage Turkish wool ru...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool, Wood

Billy Baldwin Custom Pouf Ottoman with Pierre Frey Pink Lasso Fabric c. 1970
By Antonio Deangelis, Billy Baldwin
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Billy Baldwin and Pierre Frey pair exquisitely like wine and cheese on this custom pouf ottoman. Designed to create the illusion of stacked Turkish pillows, the pouf ottoman is actua...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery

Custom Create Your Own Ottoman Cube Style with Bronze Finish Metal Legs
By Full Bloom Cottage
Located in Brea, CA
Custom COM rug ottoman cube with bronze finish metal legs Customize your own cube ottoman with your own material or rug. We offer these custom cube ottomans with a 3" metal leg, or...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Iron

Stunning Custom Designed Round Ottoman with White Lacquered Base and Leather Top
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful round loveseat with upholstered top. This beautiful ottoman can be used indoors or outdoors, it is perfect for homes with large living or family rooms, ideal for entertain...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Steel

Franco Woven Wool Ottoman, Black and Lt Grey, Custom Made in the USA
Located in Milton, MA
This ottoman is woven with all natural wool and designed by Thayer Design Studio in Boston and crafted in Rhode Island, USA. This ottoman is soft, yet firm and sturdy. Listing shows ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool

Ottoman or Bench Pink Vintage Textile Top with Custom Base from Haskell Studio
Located in Montecito, CA
Vintage pink and geometric design textile used with custom bench.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Ottomans and Poufs

Pair of Custom Pink Ombre / Gradient Stacked Cushion Stools on Brass Casters
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of custom made stacked pillow cushion stools made from four different shades of pink creating a lovely ombre or gradient effect. Outfitted on brass casters. We can also make...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Custom Armchair and Ottoman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom made chair and ottoman upholstered in Castel Claudio velvet with Samuel & Sons Agra Raffia border. Chair on swivels. Cushions are filled with 100% down.\  
Category

2010s American Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

  • Custom Armchair and Ottoman
  • Custom Armchair and Ottoman
  • Custom Armchair and Ottoman
  • Custom Armchair and Ottoman
H 36.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 39.5 in.
1980s Custom Made Velvet Ottomans
By Karl Springer
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of 1980s custom made velvet ottomans on brass casters, newly re-upholstered in velvet.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Velvet

  • 1980s Custom Made Velvet Ottomans
  • 1980s Custom Made Velvet Ottomans
  • 1980s Custom Made Velvet Ottomans
  • 1980s Custom Made Velvet Ottomans
H 20 in. W 21.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Custom Upholstered Georgian Wingback Chair with Ottoman
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant upholstered Georgian wingback chair and matching ottoman. The upholstery is spectacular. The chair dimensions are below and the ottoman dimensions are as follows: 25" x 18" ...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Georgian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Wood

Custom Gio Ponti Style Chair and Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Custom Gio Ponti style chair and ottoman.
Category

2010s Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Large Custom Suede Coffee Table or Ottoman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large custom Suede coffee table ottoman with a soft padded perimeter and hard center perfect for displaying accessories and setting your cocktail. Caned shelf at bottom divided int...
Category

2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Suede

Custom Upholstered Pouf Ottomans in Gray or COM
Located in New York, NY
New production. Made to order. Designed and made in NYC, each ottoman is handcrafted with in NYC and has unique attributes. One day delivery available in NYC. 3 to 4 week lead tim...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Stools

Materials

Fabric

Custom Made Iron Upholstered Cocktail Table Bench Ottoman
By Full Bloom Cottage
Located in Brea, CA
Custom made iron upholstered cocktail table bench ottoman The base is a custom finished iron base, with antique rug upholstered top. The very durable top is a heavy weaved wool. Dark...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Custom Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Burnt Orangr
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful custom edition of the iconic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Rosewood shells and aluminum bases cradle the custom burnt orange leather cushions. Leather very soft and in ex...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

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Custom Ottoman For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the custom ottoman you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each custom ottoman for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wood and metal. If you’re shopping for a custom ottoman, we have 24 options in-stock, while there are 46 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect custom ottoman —, we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right custom ottoman, those designed in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made custom ottoman over the years, but those crafted by Full Bloom Cottage, Charles and Ray Eames and Herman Miller are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Custom Ottoman?

A custom ottoman can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,200, while the lowest priced sells for $400 and the highest can go for as much as $12,500.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.