The stools arrived in two pieces. The assembly was really easy due to the included allen wrench. The stools look great, exactly as pictured. The seat is soft and quite comfortable and the swivel works smoothly. I didn't do any research before I bought the stools so I didn't know what "bi-cast" leather was. Now that I have though, I think the price was a bit high for bi-cast leather. Otherwise, a beautiful stool.