I bought 4 of these for around my kitchen island, primarily because they were low-back. They sit about one-inch above the 36" counter height, so the backs of the chairs don't obstruct the island. The chairs are comfortable, we got used to the low-back. The seats are deep which is great for my 6' husband, but not for 5'3" me so I plan to make some pillows in dark brown suede with a strap around them to fit around the back for us shorter people. Construction is good; there are little 'crinkles' in the roll-back part of the back cushion - in other words, not completely smooth so just be forewarned and aware. Price is good and it's hard to find low-back counter stools. Well-packaged and no damage. Overall, I am pleased and would recommend them to a friend.