if you like a 70's Command station kind of look this is a hot piece. I bought it for my music studio so I wouldn't have to get up and play my keyboards all the time from the ikea chair I bought. That chair wore out too. This one is made of really nice crome, and the lift is silent. Very easy to put together. The padded seat is really nice. Not shiny or anything and it's a good chocolate color. Really hot. Everyone who's seen it agrees. Go for it. I searched for 3 days on line for chairs. this one takes the cake.