I use this stool at the front counter at my Photography studio . It offers a place to sit, gives the counter area a 'friendlier' feel. The stool looks great. The chrome looks heavy, there's nothing cheap-looking about it. It looks every bit as nice as in the photos online. And the construction is solid. Not really fllimsy at all. Swivels beatifully, and the hydrolic air-cushion system works nicely. Everyolne notices the stool, and most comment on it's sleek, modern look. The look seems to make people want to sit on it, like a kid trying out a new toy. I'm very happy with the purchase. Takes only minutes to assemble, and a screwdriver is provided so you don't even have to get out any tools. If you like the way it looks online, you won't go wrong with this purchase.