this chair looks great and required no assembly (other than putting the feet on it). I live alone and I was able to get it out of its box and into the house on my own. ( I wouldn't be able to manage on a flight of stairs...). And, the colors are true. It looks great against my newly painted living rooms walls ( a kind of intense celery green). I highly recommend it for the price and look. It is firm to sit in but comfortable.