This gorgeous footstool, thanks to its design and artistic quality, could easily be attributed to the respected designer Finn Juhl, but it isn't his design. Read more about its origins.
"The apparent separation of the seat and the frame, that we see here, is a design feature that the designer Finn Juhl introduced in the mid-1940s."
Sigfred Omann, member of the Danish cabinet maker family Omann based in Ølholm, Denmark, designed this beautiful Ottoman in the 1950s. His own furniture factory Ølholm Møbelfabrik, founded by his father Niels in 1892, produced the stool.
The Omann family also had another furniture factory in Ølholm, namely Omann Jun. Andreas Omann, Sigfred's older brother, founded Omann Jun in 1933. This factory build a strong reputation for producing high-quality desks and sideboards in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In 1969 Omann Jun took over Ølholm Møbelfabrik.
In terms of design, the stool is a fine example of Danish Midcentury Modern Design with its elegant frame in teak and the seemingly floating seat in woven cane. The apparent separation of the seat and the frame is a design feature that the respected designer Finn Juhl introduced in the mid-1940s. Finn Juhl used this feature in many of his designs to give his furniture a visual sense of lightness and elegance.