These stools have a great contemporary look. I bought four total of these and spend literally ONE-HALF the price of ONE stool on DWR an expensive designer furniture website making one stool ONE-EIGHTH the price of the designer one. They look exactly the same. Material is different, not sure the metal type of the stool I bought, I do not think it is the steel that the DWR one is made of. But it has that great industrial look that I am going for in my studio.