This chair definitely looks better in the picture than how it functions in real life. The metal legs are difficult to put together since they rely on friction to stay assembled the pieces kept falling apart during the build, making it hard to add the next piece. Once assembled the actual seat area feels too short and I'm only 5'9". Definitely an ottoman is needed to sit in this chair comfortably. AND, if you try and exit the chair on a smooth surface (wood or tile), it slides from under you placing you firmly on your arse. Because of the difficulty of assembly and the weird functionality, this chair should be priced well below $***.
I was disappointed in this butterfly chair and returned it. The legs are rather clunky and the joints didn't go together well and the chair seemed too low to the ground compared to the original iron butterfly chairs. Also, because the frame is tubular, it is thick looking. It wasn't at all what I had in mind.