We had our eye on these for a while. Were originally put off by the reviews that claimed the wood was painted and not stained. Decided to buy them anyway, and... to our surprise these reviews were wrong. On the two chairs I received, the wood was stained and grain is visible, perfectly matching our other mid-century stuff. They look very nice and expensive. Every visitor to our new home has asked me where we got them and commented on how comfortable they are for non-cushioned seats. Will buy more.
I was attracted by its looks that simplified the Ming Chinese style with a modern touch, and ordered two instantly! Then I read the reviews on this site that confirmed repeatedly that the wood is painted rather than stained . To my surprise, however, as I received the chairs, it turns out that both were stained, allowing the beautiful wood grain to show!!! I am overjoyed by this! Just wonder, though, how the manufacturer obtained the copy rights of the expensive Hans Wagner design (well, he got the idea from the Ming Chinese carpenters anyway).
Everything was exactly as pictured, except that this chair is even more beautiful when you receive it! I bought one as a "test" to make sure it was well-made and would look good with my dining room table, and was amazed with the quality. So I'm ordering the remaining chairs I need this week. Not only that - this is one of the most comfortable chairs I've ever used! I'm currently using it as a desk chair until my others arrive. Can't wait. I am really, really impressed... and I'm pretty picky about the things that come into my home!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Identical to what I saw on-site.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high-quality - looks like a $400 chair.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Absolutely accurate.
We have this chair in our rustic/contemporary living room as extra seating. Our piano teacher uses weekly, and comments at least a few times a month about how much she loves this chair! She has bad knees and sits for over an hour with lessons just with our kids...so glad to find a fun and functional piece. We have a small rectangular pillow placed on it for optional extra lumbar support. We also pull this into our main living room seating area for more seating as needed. It is a fun, comfortable and versatile piece.
I'm writing this for people who are interested in whether this chairs are painted or stained. I ordered 3 of them (05/2015) and they all are stained!!! This is exactly what i was looking for. The only minus is glue. you can definitely see some glue residue. But it's nothing that can't be fixed. Those chairs are absolutely worth buying. Great balance of price and quality.
These chairs are so beautiful. I wanted to give our dining room a much more casual yet sexy vibe ......these chairs more than fit the bill! We ordered six chairs. They came very nicely packaged (2 per box) and every one was in perfect condition. As my Husband took them out of the box, even he was pleased with the quality and the color. We ordered the black seat with the brown wood and they look great! Everyone that has seen them, loves them.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very nice construction
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I am pleased with these chairs. We purchased a set of 6. The originals run over $500 and I really don't see much difference with these. They may be an inch or two smaller overall but they look identical. Great price and they arrived quickly with no issues.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
I bought one just to make sure we liked it- then when I saw it I purchased another one so we could have end chairs for our dining room table. I was planning to use straight back chairs for the side chairs- but, hey, when I saw these sturdy, well-made designer rip-offs, I thought why not just buy four more! I love these chairs and have already gotten compliments from my friends on the first two. Thank you Overstock for caring about good design for less money (just wish you had carried the walnut color though as they may be a tad dark for some people!). Price was great! Also, they arrived so quickly it was unbelievable. I am totally satisfied with this shopping experience.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as in photo
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Lightweight which is what I wanted. Beautiful sleek and modern
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly as described.
The best thing I can say about these chairs is they can take a lot of cat scratching. My cat has had some really good scratching sessions with these chairs, and the seats have remained intact at a year... My 12 year old rocks backward in them constantly, and they are still intact... They are also very comfortable to sit in..
Saw similar chairs at West Elm then found these for about 1/3 of the price. They are very sturdy and they look fabulous with a marble top round table. After I got them I saw them on Dwell's instagram post for Thanksgiving in the lighter wood!
These chairs are beautiful, sturdy, no assembly required, comfortable, good quality. It's as comfortable as chairs made with a wood seat. Sturdy without taking up too much visual space in my small kitchen. I bought 4 of them for a modern white rectangular table. Great buy!