These stools couldn't be any more perfect. They are the exact look I wanted. Clean lines modern. They look really sharp against the espresso color of my curved island. Not only are the looks fantastic, but they are also very comfortable. The curve in the back allows you to sit back and relax with good back support without getting a sore bottom. The seat surface looks beutiful and more high end with the stitching, but it also makes it very easy to clean. All you need is a damp cloth and your set! I have a 7 and 8 year old and the chairs are standing up to them too. So far they are passing the lets spin around 100 times test, the lets bang them against the counter test, the oops I jumped down to fast and it didn't topple over test,. Need I say more! Simply, they are fabulous and surviving my kids while being a great price. I absolutely love them!!