Posted by Jim Reed on 8th Sep 2012
Initially, we bought 3 of these bar stools because they look amazing. We wanted to add some color in a room that is mainly white and grey. And, we wanted bar stools that weren't too massive so that the room would continue to appear open and spacious. These bar stools met all of these expectations. Even more important, they are very solid and well-built. When you open the box, you'll see that every inch of the stools is carefully wrapped in plastic/foam to insure that they'll arrive in perfect condition. And, they're so easy to put together - 4 bolts in the bottom of the seat attach the seat to the bottom frame - it took me 5 minutes to complete the installation. I have to say, initially, we didn't expect much in the way of comfort - we really wanted these bar stools for the look - surprisingly, they're very, very comfortable. I now use them daily to read the paper, have coffee and eat lunch at our kitchen counter. We bought these stools as an alternative to Bertoia stools - and, I have to say, these stools that are less than 1/2 the cost of a Bertoia stool are far more comfortable! A pleasant surprise! Finally, I'll mention that I've seen the stools in the blue, white and orange colors. You can't go wrong with the orange and white. The blue, however, is a very specific blue color - hard to describe - so, you'll want to be sure that it will work for you before ordering that color. I don't see how you could go wrong with the white or orange - those colors are very true to the photos on the Just Modern web site.