For starters, it arrived 4 days after I ordered it. The seller emailed a PDF of the instructions, so assembly was super easy. I took my time to ensure it was done correctly the first time, so it took me about 50 minutes. I put it together in the afternoon. The only downside was it made it tough to want to get out of it for the remainder of the day. Very comfy!
I received the chair in excellent condition. Everything was well packaged, except for the free pliers which came loose out of their package in the box. All necessary hardware and tools were included, vacuum-sealed and labeled. However, there were no assembly instructions, but it wasn’t too difficult to figure out. The post for the ottoman did not go as far down into the support as is I believe is intended. I reached out to the seller and received assembly instructions but not an answer/solution. Not sure if the ottoman base was milled correctly. Regardless it still works.The chair looks great and appears made to the same design specs as the original. The side shock mounts/brackets are made of metal rather than rubber, and the back support shock mounts are also a harder material. Therefore the chair has a little less give than the original, but at least those components are less likely to degrade over time.Material is advertised simply as “Genuine leather” and comes with a small swatch.