I have looked long and hard at these chairs, and finally took the plunge and ordered some! We have the Jackson table from World Market, which has a wood top and metal base. The chairs recommended for it were out of our budget at *** each. I debated for a long time which color to purchase, and ended up with these for a few reasons: The vintage color appealed to me more, but after examining the pictures and seeing hints of copper, (which is lovely) I decided that it would not match our table base 100%, and they also cost a lot more. I considered black, but a mom of kids said that they really showed fingerprints and she had to wipe them down after each meal - no thank you! These charcoal color chairs were the perfect compromise. Still gray, matching the table. The classy look of black, yet powder coated, as yet I have not had to wash them! We have small dining room, these fit the bill, and fit under our table perfectly. The only reason I gave them 4 stars was that the seat depth was a lot shorter than I like or had anticipated. Not once did I read about that in reviews. However, they are overall comfortable, and as a mom, I am always jumping up anyway. :) Color is very true to photos. They came in less than a week, and were well packaged. The paint has chipped when we stacked them to wash the floor, but it's okay with me because I was going for that look anyway, and since they are gray, it's just gray on gray, and not noticeable. If this is the look you are going for, I would recommend them. I am not sure yet how they will hold up, I will add another review in time to come.
These chairs have served us well. I have had these for quite some time and they are holding up well considering the price and usage level. I will say that you should be careful of metal-to-chair contact (like keys or purses) and general repeated contact. Our chairs have permanent scrapes where my husband's keys (hooked to his pants) knock on the chair, and there is permanent rub marks (kind of like smudged paint looking) on the arms where, when pushed in, they come in contact with our wooden table.
Get the industrial look without the jacked up price. Construction is durable. But my larger friends and family can't fit or sit comfortably because the the arms that jut out are narrow. I wish I had bought the straight backed chairs instead of w these arms. They'd also fit under the table better when not in use.
I was pleasantly surprised at the packaging the chairs arrived in. All in one piece but very well wrapped. No scratches or dents. The other reviewer was correct, the chairs are a bit small, but both my husband and father in law, who are approximately 6 feet and 200 pounds, don't seem to have a problem sitting in them. The color is very accurate to what is pictured. And you can't beat the price! As a family of 6, I can see that these will stand up to our active lives.
Awesome chairs - solid, heavy and arrived fully assembled! That provide a great rustic or industrial look. I bought 1 set of 4 first to really test them out, then a year later after seeing how well they have held up I bought a second set! Great price for 4 chairs, absolutely can't beat the durability, stability, look and price.
I purchased these chairs to go with a Crate & Barrel table that were styled with similar metal chairs at 4X the price. Overall, I'm happy with the Tabouret chairs--they are exactly what I was looking for at the price I wanted to stay in. I specifically wanted stackable chairs, as our dining room is tiny and we won't have them out unless entertaining, so these were a perfect solution for our budget. I don't know that we'll keep them forever--as many other reviewers have noted, the chairs are on the small side. My husband and I primarily bought the dining table to entertain, and I suspect that some of our guests will find the chairs a little tight. We may eventually purchase chairs with a larger seat and/or no curved backing to allow for a more comfortable sit. Regarding comfort, after reading others' suggestions I purchased 4 chair pads for these. I actually found the chair pad obnoxious and took mine off. My husband liked it and kept it on. Clearly, a matter of preference. Shipping was quick and the chairs were well-packed so they arrived unscathed. Overall, I got exactly what I was looking for, so I'm pretty pleased!