Came across the sweet and lovingly made furniture pieces by the USA based Serena & Lily and was especially drawned to their beautifully crafted low seats – made to order, they look like they could have been some royal family’s beloved possesion in the past. Two of my personal favorites are:
Moroccan Leather Pouf works double duty as a footstool or extra seating. Handmade by artisans in Morocco, each one is unique, with subtle variations in color, where individual pieces of leather are dyed to perfection, then stitched together and embroidered by hand.
Chakki is a cross between an ottoman and a stool inspired by traditional Indian mills used to grind wheat and other grains. The base, which is made in India, is solid mango-wood finished with low-VOC stain in dark walnut or painted white. The plush cotton cushion can be slipcovered in any of the 12 upholstery fabrics offered.