The chair itself is all one piece. The wooden parts that you see in the picture need to be popped into the ropes, Instructions come along too. I'm amazed to see complaints of how hard it is to assemble. Unless they are leaving a review on the wrong item maybe? Really it could not be simpler.
This chair is simple to put together and hang. Great material and design. We do have to take it down so it doesn't get hammered by the wind, and you have to take out all the wood sticks and put them back each time, but other than that it's great.