I would have once considered shopping for furniture online as far-fetched. But, after this experience, I will consider this as viable as "in person." Between the product description and reviews, I had a good sense of what I was buying. It was confirmed when the product arrived. And it arrived very promptly.Color a very dark brown, almost mistaken for black. You sit in alert, not kicked-back. Feels good though if this is what you want.Took about a 1/2 hour to assemble.