Tub chairs are so named because their seat resembles the back half of a bathtub. They are known for being comfortable, as well as being easy to get into and out of. The back of a tub chair curves around to the front to form the arms of the chair, which are higher than the arms found on a typical chair. There are various styles of this type of chair, from an elegant leather tub chair to one that swivels. Tub chairs are frequently paired with an ottoman.
An ottoman is usually a low, upholstered footrest which may double as additional seating or an occasional table.
Both tub chairs and ottomans are used as visitor chairs in offices or in lounge or dining rooms.