The world of furniture has a lot of surprises in store, waiting for you to discover them and put them to good use! One of those kinds of pieces are the ottomans, a quite useful and practical piece with antique origins back to the ottoman empire. They can be large, with the capacity to store things like linen or magazines and be placed more centered in the room, or smaller and be intended to be used primarily as a footrest to complement an armchair or chair. Today, in this entry of Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we will be sharing more insight, specifically on the Barcelona Ottoman and its features
The Barcelona ottoman is a design originally conceived by the great Mies van der Rohe back in 1929 and first shown in the German Pavilion at the International Exposition in Barcelona that same year.
It is certainly a simple, but effective design that follows the same principle as its creator “less is more”
Let’s talk about the features
The Barcelona Ottoman consists of a chromed resilient urethane foam and with a down-like dacron polyester fiberfill stainless steel frame in a very elegantly shaped curved X as the legs, and the cushions are upholstered in premium grade leather and filled with resilient urethane foam and with down-like dacron polyester fiberfill. As we said, it is very simple, but does its job flawlessly and with elegance
What could you use the Barcelona Ottoman for?
Honestly, a lot of things really, and that is such a great thing about the ottomans, their versatility, and adaptability. While you could put your feet on the table, it is not recommendable nor the intended use – On the other side, you can 100% place your feet on the ottoman to serve as an elegant footrest AND as a kind of small table to place other things on it, be it a smartphone, a magazine, keys, etc. You can also combine it with any other sofa, armchair, or chair to increase your comfort and resting time efficiently and maybe enjoy even more whatever you’re doing while at it! The practicality of this piece of furniture is something to never underestimate
More technical features
With an overall height of 17 inches and an overall width of 24 inches, the Barcelona ottoman has a very standard set of dimensions to ensure its use with most kinds of armchairs, sofas, and chairs
The Barcelona ottoman is, without a doubt, worthy of kings and queens, but available to everyone at Manhattan Home designs! Be sure to check out our other articles