I was looking for a modern stool with a brushed look, not chrome and that have a low back. They also needed to swivel and be inexpensive. This is much harder to find than you would think. These stools meet all of those needs and the quality is quite good. Now for the down side. Note that the black seat is not padded so they may not be as comfortable as you might want. I had some issues with the appropriate bases coming in the boxes and I had issues with the base lining up with the pole when assembling. It took a couple of try's for Overstock to send the correct parts. This was a huge pain to disassemble and ship back. I won't get in to all of the details but it was very frustrating as the these stools are quite awkward and heavy when trying to assemble and unassemble.
Looking at another review, it is true. Two bolts came stripped, And three out of 4 bar stools were damaged during shipping with deep scratches. I like that it isn't shiny Chrome, but upon close inspection it does seem to be a spray painted color around the edges of the seat. They do function well with the hydraulics. Overstock was good at issuing a replacement. SAVE YOUR PACKAGING in case there is damage during shipping because they will come inspect to validate a claim.
I bought two sets of these and have owned them for about a month now. First of all, this is a decent stool. If you're comparing the price of these to the LEM stools, it's not bad. Quality is definitely suspect with these. I received the stools damaged and was kind of bummed but Overstock addressed the issue promptly and appropriately. Like another reviewer noted, the finish is not stainless steel, rather it is powder coated silver. The base is a different material and is kind of a textured thin sheet of metal wrapped around an unfinished round base. The vinyl wrapped around the seat is thin so I hope it holds up. On the other hand, I like the stability of them. The base is heavy and there is minimal wobble. I am also satisfied with the adjusting shock.
If youre a fan of modern minimal design like me, you will love this barstool. The ingenious simple double-curve design is so elegant and eye-catching that everyone who comes over mentions how cool they look. I like the fact that the backrest is so minimal that its barely even there, but that little bit does add a surprisingly good support for the lower vertebrae! And it does help me keep my back straight, which comes in handy when youre sitting at the bar for a long time!
These are by far the coolest bar stools Ive ever seen so I just had to grab a set, especially because this set is so low priced. The minimalism of these stools works perfectly with my contemporary décor -- I especially like the mini backrest, which is surprisingly comfortable for the lower back (it actually makes you sit up straight, which is good for the back). The wood and steel construction is very durable and I look forward to having these for a long time!
These Rafe Adjustable Curved Barstools look fantastic and have a great quality. I developed a small bar corner in my living and needed something comfortable, easy to move and affordable as seating. The stools have a unique design and style with modern minimalism and give the comfort needed for a tasty drink with friends. The light curves and the ease of adjustment make the stools even more comfortable so my wife also loves them. Great quality and deal.
When my best friend moved to a larger house managed to develop a small bar corner in the living. This is why I wanted to give him a special surprise as I knew this was his dream; I ordered this amazingly modern set of Rafe Adjustable Curved Barstools. The chairs have the elegance and contemporary style he loves and in addition are comfortable and with the minimalist design highly eye catching. The price was way too good for such great quality.
I have 4 of these bar stool (purchased 2 sets) The style is exactly what I wanted - modern, with an elongated foot rest. My issues: 1) "Stainless steel in matte finish" is not really stainless steel - it the same color as my kitchen appliances, but painted. If you're okay with painting your appliances, you'll probably be okay with these bar stools 2) cheap thin vinyl - someone's jean pocket already created a hole in the vinyl 3) poor base construction - metal on the bottom is poorly constructed and made to scratch hardwood floors. I had to tape the base and add my own felt (in addition to the mis-matched felt circles it came with) to save my hardwood floors.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color looks like the picture, but the materials are not as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor quality for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Inaccurate description
Fast shipping. It took me half hour to put together but I did it myself. It looks n gels expensive.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
These adjustable stools work perfectly at our kitchen counter. We dont have a lot of space in our kitchen, so we needed stools that didnt have high backs so that we could push them underneath the counter when they are not in use. This set really did the trick. Not only are they space savers, they look great and go extremely well with our wood and brushed aluminum kitchen. We are very pleased with this purchase and are happy to recommend them.
Overall the value for money is pretty good. A side Eng comment: If the stool is made of SST then it is pretty low grade as it is very magnetic (maybe the add said stainless look? anyway its painted or powder coated a stainless color. One stool is very good and the other is lop sided as they welded the seat post cup in at an angle. A simple fix a just added a washed to level out the mount. Pretty comfortable but I havent spent much time sitting on them.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? Quality is ok.
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? similar
Shipped promptly and looked exactly as they did on the website, no surprises. Easy assembly. Solid construction. Look great. Comfortable. After a week we noticed a slight wobble, may have been because the kids were swiveling non-stop since we unpacked them, but it was easily fixed by tightening the screws a bit. You won't regret this purchase.
We bought these for our kitchen since all our appliances were stainless. They look pretty great and my husband said were easy to put together - just three screws. They are quite heavy but have a great bottom surface so they won't damage our wood floors.