The copyright for this highly popular furniture item belongs to Turkey. In the ancient Turkish homes, the Ottoman was the central piece of a living room, of much larger dimensions as we expect it today, accommodating the whole family. Well,  a family with one dad and multiple mothers (just for the sake of the gossip…). Going along entire walls of a room, and piled with plenty of cushions, it must have been a very very inviting seating layout. The Moorish Hall (although inspired by the Spanish – Moorish culture, not by the Turkish) in the Peles castle in Sinaia is a close example of such a room. It emerged into the European interiors in the 18th century, dimensions and layout maintained, but later it evolved into a circular or octagonal shape, sometimes with a central piece …

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