clean lines and sturdy construction...quite a bargain at $**** each. one note: at 24" high, these counter stools sit like a chair would sit at a table...a good 12" below the table, or in this case, the kitchen counter. as a result, their size appears a bit short and small for the under-counter space. alternatively, a 30" stool might have been a better bet for my aesthetic preferences, and have left just enough room for comfortable seating. regardless, i'm committed, and am buying a second set of these stools.