This set of two retro white accent chairs will add a classic look to any living space. Ergonomically shaped for comfort, these white fabric-upholstered chairs feature wooden legs with black steel hardware. The black and white design accents many decors....more
I spent a couple of months researching this dowel base Eames chair and the rocker version, almost pulling the trigger on the Modernica fiberglass proximity ($400!). The chairs arrived in 2 days, shipping cost a couple of bucks, and I put them together easily (4 hex screws, not complicated).
Measurements are very close to Eames specs listed on Design Within Reach's site (about a half an inch shy on all dimensions).
Finish is pure bright white, with subtle grained texture (similar to an egg's shell) only noticeable close up. The product detail shot looks to be more of a glossy finish, but the actual product is definitely matte. Very subtly "dimpling" noticed on seat above 4 areas where base attaches to the chair. This may very well be the case with the legit Eames version too, but worth mentioning.
Base is adequate. Black cross beams with silver hex screws. The wooden dowel legs are fine- lighter colored birch (or perhaps "beech") finish. Glossy-ness of urethane finish on the wood is slightly cheap looking- though it should dull with time. I've seen the White on White version in person, and it excels in this area- their version features a more rich looking walnut, but is more expensive. Black floor caps on bottom of legs are nothing to write home about.
All in all, a good product for the money.
I love these chairs! They are a great looking knock off of a midcentury modern icon that I could never afford otherwise. Shipping was super fast, simple to put together (I think it took less than 10 minutes to assemble both) and they are also quite comfortable. One bit of info that is not included in the description is that the arm hieght is 26" off the floor. I took a risk ordering these not knowing if they would fit undr my dining table or not and fortunatley, they work for me.
Love these chairs. And everyone else does too! They are knock offs of more expensive chairs, but are great quality. I am a heavy guy - about 230lbs - and these fit me nicely and are super strong. However I have noticed that I need to tighten the screws about once every couple of months - so save that allen wrench! Also, as they are white, they get dirty fast. I live in NYC and it's dusty. These get grey after about a month. I get a bucket of water, wash cloth and some Mr. Clean, and it does the trick. You will need to do this about once a month or so. But again you will have that with any white furniture. These chairs do not creak, wobble or make noises. They do have some dimples around the leg areas on two of the chairs but I did look at the more expensive kind and they have the same. Oh and every designer on HGTV is now using chairs like these.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Chair is same color (WHITE) but legs are lighter - not walnut but more whitewashed birch.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Good quality, sturdy chairs. The holes for the legs didn't line up perfectly, but it wasn't a big deal and we made it fit pretty quickly. Great design at a fraction of the cost! I would go with the armless chairs if you're looking for desk chairs as the arms are pretty high and would not fit under my desk. Awesome chairs overall!
I love these chairs. They are super comfortable and easy to clean, which is exactly what we were looking for with active boys at home! The original Eames chairs are fiberglass with a smooth finish, but these reproductions are molded plastic with a very slight texture. When they get dirty I need to use a little elbow grease to get them completely clean, whereas the fiberglass wipes off super easy. Still, for the price they are well worth it. I would buy them again!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is great for the price.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This is the first review I have ever written, but I depend so much on reviews that I wanted to write one. The reviews for this chair were amazingly high, since the actual product is HORRIBLE. I love the Eames style and the retro look, but this takes that look and puts a trailer trash cheap lawn chair take on it. It's actually more shameful since the style is so beautiful and classic to put a plastic flimsy top on it. Either the other reviews are rigged, or they are not even mildly discerning customers. If you are hoping for a look in spite of quality, this is not the product you're going to get it with.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? not the issue
Please tell us about the quality of the product. awful
How accurate was the on site description of the product? it's too hard to see the bad quality online
Everyone who sees them thinks they're so cute! Then when they sit on them they are even more impressed, as I was. The chair has good comfy back support and the arm height is just perfect. I love these chairs!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. So far, so good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? On target
Hello ruhster! I love these chairs! Unfortunately, Overstock.com does not weight test items; however this type of chair typically holds 200 to 250 pounds. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on May 22, 2013
what is the plastic finish of the chair? matte or glossy?bvgaw on Mar 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your inquiry. We were able to confirm with our support team as well as reviews the finish is matte. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 19, 2013
what is the height of from the top of the arm of the chair to the floor? I want to know basically if it can clear a dining table so it can slide below the tablerunner16 on Mar 14, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your inquiry. We were able to confirm with our support team the arm height is 26.8" high from the ground. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 19, 2013
The description says "white fabric-upholstered chairs", however the picture and the reviews state they are made of plastic. Can you please clarify whether it is plastic or fabric.tf32 on Nov 22, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
My chairs arrived without instructions. Can I find them online? If not, please share the assembly instructions here. on Aug 25, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I'm sorry that you did not receive them with your delivery. Yes, you can find them online. It might be easier for you to go online and put assembly instructions for Retro-classic White Accent Chairs (Set of 2). If you have any problems, you may call our Customer Service Line at 1-800-THE-BIG O with your order number.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 27, 2012
My chairs arrived without instructions as well. Overstock customer care's answer didn't make sense and they are closed today. Did you ever get / find the assembly instructions?shopperinseattle on Sep 3, 2012
The product description says:
â Chair measures 24 inches wide x 24 inches deep x 30.5 inches high
Does 30.5 refers to the height of the chair from floor to side arms? or from floor to top of back rest?
Basically, I need to know if these would fit (at least their side arms) under a table of 29.5 height...?
M.mikeandsophie on Apr 29, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The height of the chair, 30.5 inches high is from the floor to the top of the chair (the highest point, the back).overstockcustomercare1 on May 1, 2012