The Ottoman can be traced back to the Ottoman Empire of the 1700s where it originally featured as a central piece of residential seating comprising a low wooden platform topped with cushions.
Named after its place of origin, the Ottoman was eventually brought to Europe in the late 18th Century where it evolved over 200 years as a result of the reinterpretation of changing fashion by Europe’s craftsmen not least English furniture makers.
Inspired by the craftsmanship and ethos of period English furniture makers Marcus has created The English Ottoman series. A limited edition of 100 unique ottoman stools using the finest components and materials to create upholstery objet d’art .
Each Ottoman is made in his workshop in Chalford and then cataloged and #numbered prior to sale. His vision is to blur the line between craft, art and furniture as the series develops.