I'm pretty pleased so far with this couch. I love vintage mid-century modern style sofas, but they tend to be rather uncomfortable and my husband did not want another one. The seat cushions on this couch are quite firm while the back cushions are nice and plush. I'm hoping that the seats will soften up over time. It is rather streamlined in style, as mid-century modern furniture is, so be aware that the arms and back of the couch are lower than most sofas. If you like to sit sideways against the arms of the couch, you're not going to have a lot of back support, but the arms don't get in the way of typing if you like to work from your couch. We have it in a room that gets light all day and the color can read differently at different times. Depending on the amount of natural light, it can look black, charcoal, or even like a dark denim blue. Keep in mind that with linen there are slubs, so you need to like that variation within the fabric. My husband at first thought that there were pulls on the cushions, but now he really likes the look. All of the cushions covers are removable and care instructions indicate spot cleaning only. The back cushions are reversible, but the seat cushions are one sided. Assembly was pretty easy, though it looked quite intimidating at first - nothing comes pre-assembled on this. It only took two of us about 45 minutes to set it up. You will definitely need another person to at least help with attaching the arms to the base. It's lightweight and I probably would not recommend it if you have young children or are looking to get a lot of wear-and-tear out of a sofa. It's just the two of us and we only use it for movie watching, so I anticipate that it will last quite a while for us.
The couch looks good, and is not too difficult to assemble (although having two people will make it a lot easier); however, this couch is very poorly engineered. The couch cushions are support only by a board sitting on top of two side bars and one middle bar. The first time I sat down, I sat in the middle of the couch and the middle bar gave out and the front panel became bent. I am 5'7" and 155 lbs. I expect that a $!@# couch should support someone of my size and weight. I called Overstock and they are sending me a replacement front panel, but that doesn't solve the real problem: there is not enough support in this couch. I like the look, and it would be a real hassle to totally return it...so I think I will keep it, but I will have to add supporting blocks of wood to the middle bar, and possible other areas of the couch in order for the bottom not to give out again.
The couch took a little bit to assemble, but after I separated all of the nuts & bolts, it moved along much faster. I was able to assemble the matching loveseat in half the time it took me to assemble the couch because I put together all the small parts first - wooden legs, front metal plate that connects to the arms. It takes much longer if you follow the instruction and put together the couch first and then try to put all the small pieces together. I love the style of the couch with the tufted back and the dark gray linen really lends to a modern look. The seats sit towards the firm side, so I opened it up and took a look inside. The description doesn't tell you, but the seats are spring seats. Hopefully spring seats will last longer than my last couch which was foam seats and compressed so much that I couldn't sit in it anymore and had to get a new couch. Overall I'm very happy with this couch.
Looks good assembled, darker than i expected though. Its pretty cheaply made, which i kind of new it would be, since it's made in china. Its on the smaller side and is very firm (which i actually happen to like) but if you're looking for a comfy-cushy type this is not it. But the worst part and the reason why i give this such low rating is the fact that it is extremely hard to put together. If you don't have much patience and experience putting things together - do not buy this, it'll drive you bunkers! All in all, we'll probably keep it around for a couple of years and then get a new sofa (that is if it'll last for a couple of years).