Persimmon S.Toaster got his throne, so Maxine needed one too. Seriously though, the ottoman is not only sleek & elegant, it transforms the chair into a lounge, turns into additional seating for a party, or becomes a perfect spot for putting school work I'm correcting. Very happy with this purchase. I recommend that if you're considering a Hopson chair that you immediately get the ottoman too. You won't regret it!