The chairs arrived much sooner than expected which is a refreshing surprise. The packing was pretty clever with strips of heavy cardboard stapled to all the edges of the standard cardboard box so the chairs wouldn't be damaged during shipping. Unfortunately 4 of the 10 chairs that I had purchased were scratched by these same staples. The scratches are cosmetic and probably won't be too noticeable once I color them in with my son's brown marker. The chairs are pretty simple to assemble. Just be careful to lay out the proper size screws for the proper holes. The chairs, once assembled, look beautiful. They look like they cost 3-4 times what I had paid for them. The veneers are top notch but the rest of the chair is made of (much) lesser quality wood. The wood does splinter as mentioned in other posts but overall seems pretty sturdy. Not all the legs of the chair touch the floor which is a bit irritating (thankfully, it isn't noticeable when you're sitting in the chair) but nothing that can't be fixed with a little bit of felt. I just finished putting them together yesterday so I can't tell you how they hold up. The chairs are really beautifully designed and rather stunning. The veneers are gorgeous and worth the minor aggravations. The chairs are large though. I have an 80 inch diameter round table and can only arrange 6-7 chairs around it. For comparison, I can easily fit 10-12 folding chairs around the same table. The color represented in the pictures are a bit on the lighter side. The chairs are a bit darker than what is shown in the picture but there is a greater depth of color in the actual chair, of course. The shades of color among the chairs are uniform so you don't have to worry about 1 or 2 chairs sticking out if you have to buy a bunch like I did. The microfiber upholstery is of good quality. I would have given it 4.5 stars if I could. The chairs are not perfect but they are so nice that it makes the issues I have with them seem relatively minor.
The chairs are very impressive. Beautiful wood color and they definitely have a unique shape and they are modern. Look great with my sheesham wood kitchen table and add that flair of sophistication. Great price and excellent service from Overstock. I'm thinking about buying 2 more than are so nice. As other reviewers stated, the wood is soft, but haven't found it to be a problem.
I bought the gorgeous Somerton dwelling dining table with these chairs and it is a stunning and unique dining set. I did have to tweak some of the screws to make them level but they are so beautiful that I plan to buy two more when they are back in stock.