It's difficult to take the leap and buy furniture on-line, but I had a chance to see the AC Pacific Bruno line at a local furniture store and immediately fell in love with it. The modern styling is very striking. They have clean lines and look expensive. I ordered the sofa and love seat from Overstock in black and was amazed to have them in 10 days! I'm on the West coast, and so is the vendor, so I'm sure that helped. The basically free shipping got them as far as my garage, and they arrived in the factory boxes. Inside the outer cardboard box, they were protected by a combination of cloth and plastic wrapping. To my delight, I couldn't find any damage or defects. The seat backs are shipped detached, which made it easier to get them in the house. At 225 and 250 lbs each, you'd better have two strong people to carry them. Assembly consisted of putting on the backs and plugging in the power supply for the reclining mechanism; both simple operations. Supreme comfort is the best way I can think of to describe sitting in this pair. At 82 inches, the sofa is basically a stretch version of the 66 inch love seat, with two seating positions. The bolsters on these pieces cradle you and the padding seems to be in all the right places. Despite the term Bonded Leather, I'm sure most of you know the material is vinyl. "Bonded" leather is simply a layer of vinyl, a layer of fabric, and a backing layer of sturdy material containing some leather fibers and other materials. There is a lot to like about this material; it's easy to clean, durable, and doesn't need periodic conditioning like leather. I suppose it could feel sweaty to the touch in the summer but fully clothed it's like reclining in a big hand. The love seat may actually be a little "cozier" since the seat is narrower and you feel the bolsters on each side. The sofa on the other hand, gives you room to stretch out from side to side and you can even curl up on it. Three people could sit on the sofa, but with two people reclining, the middle space is inaccessible. The electric reclining mechanisms are from Leggett and Platt. I doubt if they are their heaviest duty ones, but they are smooth, quiet and relatively fast at 9 seconds for a full recline. You can stop them at any position and the full reclining position feels perfect for napping. It sure is better than manual reclining models, where they "snap" into place and you have to push back to recline further. They do feel very sturdy, but I would not test the durability of the reclining mechanism by letting your child climb up on the footrests while they are extended. They seem to be "wall hugging" as much as possible, needing only 3-4 inches of clearance. In summary, these made-in-China pieces are not leather, and are not built like tanks. For me, that's perfect because they will see light duty at my house. If I had a big dog, I would be worried about scratches and punctures, but for adult TV viewing and napping, they are a great choice and a great value.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The black color matched well with the pictures
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Overall quality of fabric and construction was high
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was accurate
We love this Sofa. We've had it almost two months now. It seem sturdy and very functional. On of our favorite things about the sofa is that the arms are continuous with the lifting portion of the recliner. It does feel like you are being hugged (especially with the loveseat one, but the sofa is also great!)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It is a nice white
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Spot on.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good
A very beautiful sofa that simply makes the room sparkle--eye-candy indeed! I luv the power recline which allows for individual/custom comfort. Seems good sturdy quality that should hold up under light to normal use. The delivery (white-glove/gold) was spot on -- fast, smooth and professional all the way. Another, of many, outstanding Overstock purchases!!!