Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 95
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sh30 Useless instructions
We bought just one of these to begin with in order to see how it worked in our new Kitchen. We liked it, and my husband found it easy to assemble, although he complained that the instructions were 'perfectly useless'; in particular, because they omitted to indicate whether the washers were to be placed immediately under the bolt head, or between the metal legs and the seat. (He chose the latter, tho' more difficult, and later checked in the store to confirm that this was how the chair on display was assembled - it was.)
Today, we received a second one. The box had already been slit open and the instructions - for what they are worth - were missing. My husband also found this one more difficult to assemble because the bolts would not readily line up with the holes, evidently a common experience. He managed after about 15 minutes but only by this time putting the washers immediately under the heads of the bolts.
These chairs are not exactly a triumph of Italian engineering but - with a little patience and the availability of an extensive range of colourful vocabulary - probably worth the money.
17 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cariad66 Tranformatiom
These chairs, contrary to some online comments, weren't too bad to assemble. We ordered the smoky grey chairs. They matched our glass table perfectly and gave the kitchen a real makeover. Because they're transparent, they made the space feel light and airy. Good back support but a little high for my little legs ;)
07 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RadioNewsfan Good chair
I got the colourless version of this chair to go with a small glass table, also from JL. The two chairs we have plus the table go well with the room they are in. I would say the transparency makes for a less cluttered look. I had read some reviews warning that the chairs were very difficult to assemble, but did not find this to be the case (and I am not good at DIY!). The task is a little fiddly, but can't have taken more than 20 minutes. I would recommend the chair.
22 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Twsmummy Good looking and comfortable
I bought four of these chairs, in the smoke colour, to go with my new round table in my kitchen. They look good with the table (which has a glass top) and the black granite worktops. The chairs are very comfortable to sit on.
17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SidN Gel Chair Assembly tips
Bought two of these chairs to use in our office/grand kids play room.
The chairs only take a few mins to put together. Like a lot of the other buyers the holes on the legs supplied on the chairs did not line up exactly.
To get over this problem put in the three easy screws with the chair upside down as shown on the diagrams. Do not tighten the screws fully. Leave the back leg on the left hand side (when the chair is upside down) as the last to do. The screw did not line up on this one for me.
Next put the chair on its side with the left leg with no screw uppermost.
Gently put pressure onto the bar of left leg aligning the hole and put in the bolt. When done tighten up the screws as the information leaflet says. In my case i was only trying to move the leg a few millimeters to align the hole.
I believe the diagram to be incorrect for the back protection spacers. These need to be placed behind the screws. They will fall down the legs so if you need them a little glue should help.
06 November 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MCHJ Beautiful but a nightmare to assemble
These chairs look very stylish and, now that we have put them together, they look pretty sturdy.
However, the assembly was extremely difficult. It's only a matter of putting 4 screws into 4 holes but it was nearly impossible to align them. We finally managed it - after several attempts and nearly 2 1/2 hours perseverance.
I see that others have made similar complaints and this defect does detract from John Lewis's otherwise excellent standards and quality.
02 November 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by monkey64 Typical self assembly nightmare
The supplied instructions refer to 4 rubber spacers which can be used to prevent damage to the plastic if the chairs are scratched and they are pre added to the metal legs.
Unfortunately it is impossible to fit them as per the Instructions because the spacers are the wrong size and the screws are not long enough. Belive me, we tried... We had to remove them in order to assemble the chairs which means that they will scratch the plastic if we ever stack them.
Also one washer was missing from the red chair. JL: Could you send one on?
All in all, they look good and there are some really exciting colours.
08 October 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tricia26 Dreadful
Bought this green gel chair in September. Still sitting in my dining room. The screws do not line up and the rear of the chair is scratched. Cancelled the second chair before it arrived. Absolute waste of money.
02 October 2015