i have always admired the wassily chair. when my favorite antique chair fell apart, i decided it was time to let it go and add more modern into the mix. i decided on two wassily chairs. vintage ones can be found on ebay and 1stdibs. but i worried about cracking leather and heavy guests. an authentic reproduction can be found at dwr. but, with young children and lots of entertaining, i didn't want to buy anything too precious. when i found these on overstock, i was thrilled with the price but held out judgement until they arrived. they were delivered fully assembled. just unbox and sit!! they are equal in comfort and size to the authentic versions. i do believe these are real leather; but it is either bonded or just not top quality. also, the stitching is not 100% perfect (on close inspection). BUT for the price, the chairs are perfect. many guests have walked in and gasped at how gorgeous they are and couldn't believe that they were not licensed reproductions. they look like $XXXX chairs. i am very happy with this purchase.
Ok, this is very hard to review. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the chair, but these are CLEARLY seconds from the manufacturer. If you choose to purchase the chair, do so at your own risk of having to deal with returns. Check to ensure that all screws which hold the chair together are not broken off, and check to ensure any scratches in the leather are acceptable to you. BOTH of the chairs that I had ordered had screws broken off and one chair had a very large scratch in the leather. Sad, as it was clear that the manufacturer had "tried" to fix the scratch with some black shoe polish or the like. The scratches certainly didn't come as part of the shipping process, as they were on the chair seat, and the box the chair was shipped in was pristine. So, I called up Overstock to have them ship me a new chair. I had McGyvered the two chairs into one semi-acceptable chair by taking screws from one chair to fix the other. But that gouge in the seat was too much for me. They had agreed to ship me a new one, but the Overstock person on the phone had planted a seed in my head - perhaps, just send back the "seat" and get a replacement. So after thinking about this, I called back overstock to have them just ship me the seat, and I'd replace that myself. Well, they needed to check to see if the chair parts were available. By the time they figured out that they didn't have any parts to send, the black chair was no longer available. Miraculously, they did end up finding one and shipped it out. Thank you Overstock! Now, the new chair has arrived. No broken screws (yeah!), but the seat of the chair has a scratch. But, acceptable enough - not too big, and certainly not the gouge of the first chair. Now, I'm just waiting for UPS to come and pick up the broken chair and ship it back! The chair itself is again gorgeous! The leather is thick and looks fabulous. I would recommend the chair, and Overstock, but again, these chairs are clearly seconds. Check to ensure you are not missing those screws!
I've had this chair in the back of my mind for months before I finally decided to purchase it. I've been studying interior design and really was taken with the Bauhaus school. The design of this chair is originally from one of the Bauhaus masters. Sure it's a reproduction, but I don't feel bad about that considering Bauhaus held that great design should be accessible to all. You simply cannot beat the price and quality at this price is great. I feel like I'm able to pay a little homage to the Bauhaus school in my apartment and I love it.
This item delivered already assembled. All i need to do is unboxing. This item is already eye catching in my reading room. I have sat on it more then 30mins, it was as comfortable as other chairs. It is great product! Def check the measurements before you buy. Measurements are as described.