The stool

Posted on 15/11/2011 Author: . Under: Furniture

The stool


The interest of the stools lately is quite strong. As shown by the old name of the stool, namely the “ottoman”, the emergence of this additional piece of furniture is inspired by the habits of people in the Ottoman Empire. The population there has been a habit to sit with legs crossed, low to the floor on a pile of rugs.

Futuristic stool design

This low furniture with small round feet quickly has become a part of the interior of the Victorian parlors. In the seventeenth century, initially the stool was installed as an extra seat to the construction of the chair. Usually stool was designed as a seat of women and young children. Two centuries later, is expected of every young person with good manners to sit only on a stool, especially in the presence of an older man.


The stool furniture was preferred throughout the Victorian period and in the end of the century, there were already models of stools in eight different styles. The charming furniture of this type reached its zenith during the reign of King Louis XV. Then the ottomans with thin, curved legs become an integral part of the saloon furniture. They are usually made of black walnut with carved flowers. The pink color was also very fashionable at the time.

New style kitchen stool


The stools with long legs, gradually began to be used as a separate part of the furniture and they served as seat at the piano or the dresser. Very popular style stools were those resembling the shape of the tassel from the Turkish turban. They had no legs, and were designed as a single structure, covered with soft upholstery. Today, three centuries later, stool has rightful place in all recreation areas and it can be used in many different configurations.

Modern colours stool design


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