Somewhere down the line, someone thought to themselves, "As nice as sitting on a chair is, surely we can improve upon the practice." This week we turn our attention to footstools, footrests, ottomans, tabourets, benches and whatever else you may call them. Simply put, a seat without a back.
Footstools can be traced back to Ancient Egypt, where you would have needed one to access your high throne. If you are wondering why the throne was not made at a reasonable height instead, try to picture a little child climbing on adult-sized seating. Now, wouldn't you want to see the most powerful person in your land do that?