I thought the price was excessive, but I bought it anyway for the style. It adds the eclectic look we are trying to establish in our living room. I probably would not buy two due to the price, but have chosen a different product for a second foot rest. I hope it holds up for another seat in our room. I have not yet tried sitting on it, but I am sure that someone will! All in all we are happy with this ottoman, and I am sure that is what your company wants.