This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Show off your unique style with this 'Spanish Elegance' tooled leather ottoman
Fashionable furniture doubles as an innovative suitcase for tourists short on packing space
Stylish footstool features elegant floral motifs which recall Spanish design, rippling in low relief across burnished leather
Filling not included
Story Behind the Art:
Jose Antonio Rios and his family have been dedicated to the traditional art of carving and embossing leather furniture for several generations. This activity was embraced by Jose Antonio's grandparents, with the same devotion and caring dedication, using the same technique to produce hand-crafted items bearing their own unique touch.
'For us, embossing leather is a family tradition. My father inherited it from his father, and handed it down to us.'
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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15 in. diameter x 12.2 in. H
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This is a very nice footstool, although it is fairly small. The quality and workmanship is exceptional. It arrives hollow to minimize shipping costs, but you are supposed to stuff it yourself. The zipper is on the bottom. I agree that it's more of a showpiece because it's not very practical. It's too small to rest your feet on, and it's too low to sit on comfortably. We basically keep it in the corner and only use it sparingly when we have guests and all of the seats are taken up. I don't care for the handle, either, although it's convenient for carrying.
The ottoman is hollow. There is nothing inside; therefore, any weight will create a dent in the middle. Trying to smooth the surface is challengin. The workmanship is great but it more of a show piece rather than a practical one.
Please explain what is meant by: "doubles as a... suitcase" and "filling not included". If this piece opens up, is there a photo showing its interior space, as well as where and how it opens and stays closed? If it is hollow, what is its structure composed of, is it of a material strong enough to support being sat upon without a "filling"? Please inform. Thank you.hamletcourt on Nov 7, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us hamletcourt. This is a leather ottoman cover, and as such it does not have any filling, We do not have a photo of the interior. The opening is at the bottom of the ottoman, and it is closed either with a zipper or with leather lacings. The ottoman cover may be filled with polystyrene beans, commonly used for beanbags and similar items. These and similar filling materials can often be found at local crafts stores, packaging suppliers, and even mattress or futon outlets.
The ottoman cover is constructed of fairly firm leather only, but is not sufficiently sturdy to support any weight unless it is filled as described above. There is a leather handle on one side that allows it to be moved or carried easily. If the cover were empty, it would be possible to carry items in its interior (though we do not recommend using it as an actual suitcase for air travel or any other form of travel where it might be roughly handled).
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 12, 2013
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