If you wonder what the main difference between ottomans & stools is, we have a short, simple answer: ottomans were originally designed as low pieces of furniture for resting one’s feet, whereas stools are just low seats. Usually, the former is upholstered whilst the latter isn’t. However, the two designs have one thing in common: none has a back or armrests. But these were valid points when furnishings and seats were conceived under stricter classic rules; today, designers break the rules all the time letting their imagination guide them into new creative territories.
Ottomans & stools have become interior decorators’ darlings, as it’s easy to move them around and they are gorgeous to look at. Moreover, these designs elegantly punctuate the space and can be an additional seating solution when needed. The Invisible Collection handpicked some beautiful ottomans & stools created by contemporary star designers - including AD 100 listers - impeccably handcrafted by the best European artisans. Now, Ottomans & stools are the latest must-haves in contemporary interior decoration, featured in a wide variety of shapes, materials and styles. Often, they are interchangeable, displayed in the room as eye-catching decorating elements. Their alluring, sculptural presence never goes unnoticed. Alongside some iconic bestsellers in the likes of the Dot stool by Reda Amalou and the Barth stool by Le Berre Vevaud – both designs available in different colors and finishes- we love the timeless Nomad stool by Charles Zana: this simple, yet sophisticated design in Calacatta Oro marble and Saint Laurent black marble or in ceramic has been spotted in many otherworldly homes.
Some of our designers make a point at championing eco-responsible practices by using green materials, including certified wood and reclaimed bronze. As for the covetable ottomans available through The Invisible Collection, most of them are inspired by and paired with a covetable sofa. This is what we call a perfect match: the Niko by Thierry Lemaire, the Asymmetry by Pierre Yovanovitch, and the Palais Royal by Pierre Augustin Rose, to name but a few. Enjoy browsing our collection of one-of-a-kind ottomans & stools, and feel free to call us for any bespoke requests.