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I spent a couple of months researching this dowel base Eames chair and the rocker version, almost pulling the trigger on the Modernica fiberglass proximity ($400!). The chairs arrived in 2 days, shipping cost a couple of bucks, and I put them together easily (4 hex screws, not complicated). General Measurements are very close to Eames specs listed on Design Within Reach's site (about a half an inch shy on all dimensions). Plastic Shell Finish is pure bright white, with subtle grained texture (similar to an egg's shell) only noticeable close up. The product detail shot looks to be more of a glossy finish, but the actual product is definitely matte. Very subtly "dimpling" noticed on seat above 4 areas where base attaches to the chair. This may very well be the case with the legit Eames version too, but worth mentioning. Base is adequate. Black cross beams with silver hex screws. The wooden dowel legs are fine- lighter colored birch (or perhaps "beech") finish. Glossy-ness of urethane finish on the wood is slightly cheap looking- though it should dull with time. I've seen the White on White version in person, and it excels in this area- their version features a more rich looking walnut, but is more expensive. Black floor caps on bottom of legs are nothing to write home about. All in all, a good product for the money.
This set of Retro-classic White Accent Chairs reminds me of my funny and full of excitement young hood. As soon as I have seen them on Overstock the great memories came back. Although I have a modern living room these great classy accented retro chairs look amazing in the room. The chairs are high quality, giving a great design and comfort on affordable price. I would recommend them for every retro fan.
This set of chairs is great for the price. It's an obvious knock-off of some well known chairs, and I would say the perfect option for anyone who wants to add a touch of good design in their living space for a small price. The quality is good overall, no complain here. Screwing the legs in the plastic (some pre-drilled holes) wasn't super easy but not hard either (10 min for both chairs). The chairs look sturdy but we only had them for about a month now so I can't really judge. They are very confortable and thanks to the armrest feel solid enough (the plastic is a bit flexible but not too much). The materials used don't look super high-end but surprisingly not cheap eather, and thanks to the simplistic design of those chairs the result actually looks as good as the branded ones (unless maybe for design professionnals who are used to work with the originals). We bought only 1 pair (2 chairs) and use them on the 2 ends of our reclaimed-wood industrial table, they look fabulous. At this price, we're not too worried about using them every day for dinner or just seating with friends. The description on the overstock.com website + all the customer reviews really allowed us to make an informed decision. Maybe more pictures with a closer look at the chairs from different angles would have been nice.
Love these chairs. And everyone else does too! They are knock offs of more expensive chairs, but are great quality. I am a heavy guy - about 230lbs - and these fit me nicely and are super strong. However I have noticed that I need to tighten the screws about once every couple of months - so save that allen wrench! Also, as they are white, they get dirty fast. I live in NYC and it's dusty. These get grey after about a month. I get a bucket of water, wash cloth and some Mr. Clean, and it does the trick. You will need to do this about once a month or so. But again you will have that with any white furniture. These chairs do not creak, wobble or make noises. They do have some dimples around the leg areas on two of the chairs but I did look at the more expensive kind and they have the same. Oh and every designer on HGTV is now using chairs like these.
We got these easy to assemble a mat white chair with wooden legs. Little nicks in the legs due to packing but easy to sand & oil out. Very comfortable but they do not match the Wood Leg White Accent Chairs (Set of 2) which are pearl.
The overall design of these chairs is above very good. Although some of the "designer" manufacturing would include fiberglass and stainless steel, this version is excellent. The plastic is high quality, the legs are 100% wood w/black chrome - very happy with the look. The assembly however, was very painful. For starters, no instructions whatsoever, and although you can figure out where the legs would go - it's virtually impossible to tightened the last leg. The chrome is attached to the wooden leg and cannot bend very well therefore requiring you to strain your wrist to get the tiny screw to attach the leg to the platform seat. I ended up placing the screw underneath the leg, which fit but wasn't designed that way. Perhaps the design was to have the legs tight enough to hold weight. Regardless, it should've come with instructions. Nice product though.
These accent chairs are working perfectly in my mod apartment. They are lightweight yet sturdy and add just the right touch of classic, retro style. The ergonomic seat is very comfortable and I can sit in these chairs for hours at a time. The assembly is surprisingly easy. Soon after the packages arrived, these chairs were ready to rock and roll! Overall, I am extremely happy with this purchase. Thanks Overstock!
I bought two of these chairs as the finishing touch to my listening room in my home. I wasn't sure they would be comfortable to sit in for a period of time, but they were totally the look I wanted so I gave it a shot. When I easily put them together (no instructions necessary--and took only minutes with the help of someone holding the base in place) and sat for the first time I was pleasantly surprised. This chair is quite comfortable and supports my lower back with its form. The plastic material is incredibly soft and allows it to give as you need, while remaining sturdy at the same time. Weird, but true. I also bought 2 of the similar "Vinnie" rocking chair versions like this at the same time and everyone so far has preferred this chair over those. THEY LOOK ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE in this room! I have chalk black walls with white trim and these pop magically. I will also bring these into the dining area when my nephews visit---even though they are white, these chairs are so easy to clean! KID-FRIENDLY IS A PLUS! I like the form of these visually and functionally. The slight curve of the arm rest allows for just the right amount of comfort and the back support I mentioned previously is great. If you're on the fence about this chair, I say take a leap and get it.
I love this set of retro chairs and you just can't beat this price!! They look great in my modern loft.... very simple and cool. Super easy to assemble!
Very sturdy, high quality chairs. You do have to assemble. I originally ordered a set of 2 as accent chairs, but once they arrived and I put together, I decided to order 6 more for a total of 8 to have as my dining room set. I always get compliments on them.
Great look and quality! Similar to chairs 3x the price !!
If you are into a modern or mid-century design, these chairs can make your entire room, even over the table itself. Feel very sturdy, yet the plastic is comfortable enough where you won't need any kind of pad in the chair. If you've seen these Eames knock-offs in furniture stores before, you'll see they are usually $150+ PER CHAIR, so this is a steal. Easy to assemble. Only advice I'd add is 1) When you Allen wrench in the legs, the key is to put all 4 screws in just slightly, and then tighten them all, vs. fully tightening one at a time. The adjusters move around alot so it will make more sense once you see the chair. Clean-up: These do show dirt so you will need to wipe down a couple times a week for perfection but the plastic quality in general feels very nice.
I put these in my mid-century styled living room as extra seating for guests. I love how they look and have a low profile so they don't block the view out the window. They are comfortable as accent chairs, but probably not that great to watch a movie in. They're not great for tall people, but as extra seating, this is fine. The white shows dirt easily, but they can be wiped down so this isn't really an issue. They were a breeze to put together and are quite sturdy after tightening all the bolts. I'd definitely buy these again!
I love these chairs! They are a great looking knock off of a midcentury modern icon that I could never afford otherwise. Shipping was super fast, simple to put together (I think it took less than 10 minutes to assemble both) and they are also quite comfortable. One bit of info that is not included in the description is that the arm hieght is 26" off the floor. I took a risk ordering these not knowing if they would fit undr my dining table or not and fortunatley, they work for me.
These chairs are so modern, even though they are made in a retro style. The bright white plastic gives off an almost industrial feel.
Needed a new desk and/or occasional chair for living room. They look great, retro-contemporary (if there is such a thing). The chairs are single piece molded plastic. The legs are wood and metal. My set came without instructions of any kind, but it was easy enough to assemble. Assembly basically involves screwing 4 bolts to hold the legs to the base with a hex wrench. The bolts and washers come taped to the box lid. All-in-all very happy with the purchase. Great look, sturdy chairs, great value.
These chairs are made of a 'soft' molded plastic not the hard 'shell like' plastic of the original Eames chairs they emulate. In that sense they seem less sturdy then the original. However to the average person whose not a design maven they're pretty close. The wood on the legs are a laminate and easily chip at the ends but if handled with care in assembly they're functional and beautiful in a room. If you want to bring some mid-century modern design into your room and can't afford the original chairs as designed by Ray & Charles Eames (and which currently retail for circa $450 a piece) then these are more than adequate substitutions that brign a crisp, clean, and modern feel to your room.
I was hesitant to order these chairs after reading some of the comments about installation troubles but they were extremely easy to assemble. I was expecting to have to put all the parts of the base together but the base itself is already assembled. You just have to screw it into the bottom of the chair. It took about five minutes to tighten it up and the chairs are ready to go. They feel sturdy and look great. The molded seat is very sculptural and the wood dowel legs are a nice touch. I'm sure you could tell a difference if you were to place this chair next to an original or even a new licensed reproduction but if I paid four to five times as much for a chair, then I'd expect some differences. Even so, these chairs look perfect in my '60s era home. They're versatile and I plan to use them as Living room seating as well as extra Dining chairs if needed. I highly recommend them.
If you have a room or decor that matches, these chairs are a must-buy. I have them in a bright white sunroom with a round mid-century side table between them. They are surprisingly comfortable; it is easy to sit and read in one for an hour or more. I highly recommend these chairs, especially at this price. You will not be disappointed.
When I first took the chairs out of the box, I was taken back by the poor quality of the plastic chairs. You'd expect the plastic part to be shiny or at least have smooth texture. It's not. It's one of those cheap, grainy plastic that you'd find on cheap plastic garden chairs. But I decided to put them together before deciding to return them, which was another mistake! It was impossible to screw in all the way to make the legs fit tightly onto the seating part of the chair. Then I realized that the holes were not drilled in deep enough for the screws to go all the way in. As a result, the chairs were flimsy and unstable. So I went and got extra washers from a hardware store and filed in the space between the seating parts and the legs of the chairs. Now the legs are screwed in tightly, and the chairs are stable. You can't tell the poor quality of the chair from far away, but you can definitely feel it when you are touching them. After experiencing defects from other products I ordered along with these chairs, I concluded that I would never again buy furnitures from Overstock. There must be reasons why they are priced so low.
Retro-classic White Accent Chairs (Set of 2)