I got mine today, five days after ordering! It arrived well packaged and in undamaged condition via FedEx.
I would not expect to pay this low price and see a Fritz Hansen name denoting it to be a real licensed Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair, but if you happen to know the difference, this chair will not be fooling anyone.
The main visible difference is the real chair has pleated stitching and this homage has piping, and the front/top surface of this chair is made of two hides, jojned at the fold, again with piping. The real chair has one single piece of leather for the front/top side and this seamless appearance and taut leather is one of the most striking features of the original.
There is no fire label on this chair, meaning that there is no way to tell if it's a legal piece of furniture in the USA.
The leather may or may not be real leather, but it is hard to tell it is not faux leather. I have been fooled before by perfumed perforated vinyl masquerading as real leather on Chinese chairs and I'm really not sure if this is leather or not. If it turns out to be vinyl, then I would have preferred to have bought the microfiber fabric chair from O.co at just ***. I don't like vinyl. It may be some kind of waterproofed leather but I just wiped it with a wet towel and that water is not being absorbed in any way, and there is no strong leather smell that you would expect from a new chair delivered on a hot day.
On the good side, O.co sold this chair for *** and a real Swan chair in leather is between $7,000 and $8,000 if you can find one. I would never pay $7,000 plus for one of these despite my love for the design and I will happily make do with this homage version. I may even buy a second one after trying it out for a couple of months. The comfortable seating position and proportions have been copied well.
I think the one thing I would change would be the pleating. The piping looks wrong and they should have copied the pleating from the original, after all they copied everything else so why not?
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
How is the quality of the product? medium
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes, if it's real leather. I cannot tell.
The chair looks good for the price paid. Dimensions are relatively close to the original chair. It is hard to say whether it is made of leather or leatherette, but appears to be leather. I have seen many replicas of this chair that look cheaper than this one. Overall I am satisfied with the purchase and would recommend it to a friend.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The actual chair is more like coral color than red.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The chair seems to what it claims. Leather replica of Arne Jacobsen's swan chair. The stitching around is a bit cheap, otherwise looks pretty good.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description is accurate
We bought 2 white ones. No, they are not the same as the original, but considering that they only cost about 1/20 of the original made the decision quite easy. You can buy 20 of these before you have paid what ONE original leather swan chair costs... Enjoy (we do)! :)
i received a chair that had some bad puckering, BUT they took care of it immediately. And kept me updated until my replacement arrived. It is perfect and I am very happy with the customer service and my great chair.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
These chairs are really fun, easy to assemble and nice leather......don't particularly like the seam between the back and the seat, but at this price, I am okay with it. I do have one problem and that is the leather has dents on it and customer service told me how to remove them, but nothing is removing them. I am hoping over time the dents will come out. They could have been prevented with better packing
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is great
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Easy to install and nice leather......don't particularly like the seam between the back and the seat, but at this price, I am okay with it. I do have one problem and that is the leather has dents on it and customer service told me how to remove them, but nothing is removing them. I am hoping over time the dents will come out. They could have been prevented with better packing.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very.
Hello ontampabay, this is a soft, Italian leather. Thanks for shopping with us! A.S.overstockcustomercare2 on Sep 17, 2014
The fine print says this chair is available in black and the photo shows a black chair - but black is not an option when I try to order it. ????califa on Jun 22, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello califa, It is currently available in red or white only. Thanks for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 27, 2014
Hello graysteele, thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately, there is no fire rating tag on this chair. We apologize about the inconvenience. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 21, 2014
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