Like it says in the title - I could not be happier. I read the reviews and thought I knew what to expect - perhaps "a knock-off that wasn't quite the real thing but, hey, its cheap"! In fact it is a reproduction of the much more expensive French original, a reproduction that is all but perfect. (I also bought the arm chairs - and have the same view of them - so the reviews are pretty much a cut and past copy!) They are slick, comfortable, attractive and sturdy. The black gloss paint is perfect with a very nice shine. They stack - but I don't want to stack them - they are so cute all glossy straight from the box! No dents, scratches or flaws at all. The black paint job is deep and shiny. The packing was through and secure, I just loved them from the moment I unpacked them. And the price - what can one say except - sorry France, the design for these stools may have originated in your land some 100 years ago but the current place to have them made is China. (Sorry, but its true). [You can check the French prices online via *** dot com or at the French manufacturer's website - check and then come back to O.co!] If this style suits you (and its not for everyone - Grannies and certain suburbs - I mean you!) then you shouldn't hesitate, snap them up. I have mine in a minimalist - loft style place in the country in Northern California and I would post pix if I could.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
I just received the stools in black. I absolutely love them; they greatly exceed my expectations. They are solid, sturdy, and nicely finished. I don't understand why anyone would buy the Tolix in black rather than these; I would assume that the finish on a black Tolix would also be paint., rather than the natural metal of the silver/gunmetal. Thank you Overstock.com. Once again the product and the service are outstanding.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurately
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Extremely accurate
I was very pleased to have received the shipment of my new stools promptly. Although the web site said it will arrive bet. 7-14 days, I got them in 5. The stools are handsome, sturdy, with rubber feet so as not to damage my wood floors. I am very happy with my purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? a perfect color match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. the stools are very sturdy and nice looking
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate description
We ordered 2 sets of stools. 1 stool in each box was badly dented. The other stools were not dented, but there were obvious imperfections in the paint. I was disappointed - 4 out of 4 stools were bad enough to return. Needless to say, I didn't request replacements. I have always been pleased with Overstock.com products, so this is a first. These seemed like factory seconds, not overstocks.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? black is pretty much black, but the paint was very shiny which was not obvious in the pictures
I purchased these with the Tabouret dining chairs. They very retro cool looking and comfortable.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent, well built
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? exact
I looked at these for a long time debating if I wanted to get these or not, I shouldn't have hesitated. I am very happy with them, I love that they are easily stored and easy to access...no, they don't have padding, but I am certain I have enough. :) I am very happy with these and am considering getting another pair since they store so well. Love them, they are just what I wanted...thank you O!!!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? great
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
These are nothing like Tolix and I wish other reviewers hadn't been hysterical about the quality and comfort of these stools. These are cheaply made, lightweight stools, that are perfectly adequate for my needs, which are to have something to sit on while I look for good, comfortable stools, and to have a couple of extra stackable stools to store in a closet and bring out when I have guests. They are not especially comfortable but they will do until we get something better. I don't know how well the finish will hold but it looks good so far. I would not be surprised to find these for $$$ for the pair, however $$$ is fine and the delivery was fast and they were well-packaged and look nice enough and I'm not sorry to have bought them. The shipping weight was about 24 pounds with packaging (for 2 stools) so each stool weighs around 10 pounds. This is great for hoisting them in and out of closets, but think about how much substance there is in 10 pounds of chair and you'll have an idea of the actual quality of the material.
I bought 8 of these to go with the 6 swivel bar stools we have for our new kitchen. I wanted something that could be stacked and put out of the way when not in use. We are still in the process of our remodel and every day I find myself bringing up a couple more of these to sit on. They are very comfortable for a metal chair. The foot rung is very sturdy and in the right position for resting your feet on. Easy to clean and stack safely (I stacked 4). They shipped quickly-and were ready to use out of the box-no assembly.
These stools are exactly what I wanted but, before ordering, considering their inexpensive price, I was skeptical about expecting such high standards. They turned out to be sturdy, attractive and comfortable. They clean up beautifully with a damp cloth followed by a dry towel. I ordered them almost a year ago, was surprised with the rapid delivery, and have been so pleased. My husband is a large man and he worried the stools wouldn't fit him or support his weight. He uses them daily. We have 8 kids and 22 grand kids who are lively and often destructive--they climb on them, knock them over, wear shoes with buckles, spill food and drinks and are generally a bunch of typical children. With all the weight and wear and tear, they are still like new. The saying goes, "Be careful with having expectations, you only set yourself up for disappointment." No reason for any disappointment on my end!!!