This chair is perfect for a tall person. The fabric is buttery soft, a pleasure to touch, and the most beautiful shade of warm white. I wanted a white desk chair and spent a couple of months researching online for the perfect one. I fell in love with this one - good looking and decent price. However, in the reviews one woman wrote that this is NOT a chair for short people. I am a 5'2" woman. After watching the video I thought "how bad can it be?' and decided to take a chance on it. I bought it, and assembled it which wasn't very easy with the arms - it appeared the holes in the chair weren't drilled far enough to attach them but with a lot of hard effort i finally got them on. The chair took my breath it was so beautiful, just what I had been dreaming of. Then, I sat down in it and immediately realized I'd made a big mistake - this chair truly is NOT meant for a short person. The lumbar support section hits just below my shoulder blades, leaving my lower back totally unsupported. I've had a backache ever since I got the chair.
Also, it pitches forward making me nearly slide out of the seat. The downward curve of the arms makes me slump forward, with my arms resting on them. A totally uncomfortable feeling which was so bad that I removed the arms. It gave a bit of slack so I wasn't falling out of it, but I had specifically wanted a chair with padded arms, so removing the arms pretty much made it 50% useless.
I was torn over whether to return the chair or suck it up and get used to it. Even with a pillow at my lower back it is still uncomfortable. Finally our new 4 month old kitten made up my mind about what to do with the chair. He climbed up to the top of it before I could stop him and left small puncture holes all over it from his sharp claws. I managed to grab him just as he was starting to scratch and claw the fabric. I was heartsick at the damage he'd caused and I have decided to donate the chair to a special charity I support and replace the chair with an old fabric chair that kitty cant do much damage to. So, my two Buyer-Beware's for this chair is if you are short or have cats in your house then forget it and save yourself some money & grief.
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