I wanted something very simple for a very modern room and they fit the bill for sure. I paired with a round black glass table from Copenhagen and a sleek grey ultra modern leather sofa in the living part of the open room. Because of the minimal color I was able to have a very unusual colorful center piece for the table. All worked very well. I have had them one year and they still in perfect condition. I did not find them to be very comfortable if working at the table or on the computer for extended time. I got cushions from Ikea and they worked well but still not comfortable enough for me. I am now selling them on craigslist, want to find something more comfortable. They were great for me then as this was what I could afford.
The chairs are as described. Decent quality, nice and sturdy. The seat's a bit hard after a while, so I bought some cushions which help. The sides where the bars wrap around are a bit narrow. It's not a problem for anyone in my household, but some heavier guests have been uncomfortable since the bars dig into their sides/thighs.
If you, or anyone you plan on having over to sit in these chairs, is of a larger size, DO NOT BUY! The arms on these chairs are very narrow and make it extremely uncomfortable for larger sized folks. I am 5'7' and a women's size 18... I have plenty of extra cushion, and these chairs hurt my rump, and hip area. I am super sad, because the look and quality of them are awesome! Buyer Beware... I don't think any "plus-sized" person was intended to sit in these...
Definately need deep pads to sit comfortably. One other issue is after purchasing the chair pads, where the arms join the chair is not where they put the strings to tie the pad onto the chair seat. Problem solved by cutting off the cords that came with it and purchasing matching ribbon to tie onto the sides myself. Looks very cute.