Cream bonded leather 'Bjorn' recliner chair and stool set
This product is very comfortable
Like them so much have purchased three sets!
A friend also liked them enough to purchase two sets.
Style over quality
I've had the chair for around 5 years and the bonded leather is cracking in lots of places. Now for the price maybe this is OK, but I consider that a chair advertised as bonded leather ought to last longer. The leather seats in my car come with a guarantee longer than the car engine.
For light use the chair is probably fine. My mother has one and it seems to be fine, but she is smaller than me - if that explains the difference!
Comfortable chair but hasn't lasted two years!
Purchased this chair approx two years ago and although the chair itself is comfortable I am extremely disappointed to find that the bonded leather is cracked and is actually peeling off! This chair wasn't cheap and I expected it to be of a high standard as I bought it from Debenhams. How wrong was I! Reading other people's reviews it looks as though we are not the only one's who have had this problem.I wouldn recommend this chair if you want one to last.
Tough to put together
The instruction booklet says "2 person assembly". But, even with assistance, it took me 4 hours (rather than the supposed "1 hour") to put it together.
The instructions themselves are poor, as well: I had to screw the arms into the upper section of the chair before I attached them to the base. It wasn't easy locating the screw-holes at the back of the chair, either.
The finished chair doesn't recline back very much. However, it does swivel around nicely. It's also quite comfortable in the upright position with its fairly high seat, making it easy for someone old (or with a bad back etc) to get up out of it.
Very comfortable chairs. Worth the money.
I ordered 2 of these from Debenhams after checking with the Sales Assistant that they werre easy to assemble. However after reading the reviews I was tempted to cancel the order because they all said they had trouble assembling them.
My son assembled them for me and it took him just over an hour to do both so dont be put off by some of the comments.
a wonderful stylish and comfortable chair
bought this 3 plus years ago and loved it alas the last couple of months the arms and head rest has started to peel and other parts and my once stylish chair looks rather shabby have noticed other reviews stating the same if i had known earlier would not have purchased i wish there was some way i could fix it guarantee is only for 1 year if u change furniture every 3 years buy if not dont
Comfortable chair, HOWEVER
We purchased a chair from Debenhams under a different Scandinavian name, which looks identical to the "Bjorn" chair. Our chair is only three years old and we will have to dispose of it due to the bonded leather cracking after two years and lifting off the backing material of the seat and the headrest. To future purchasers of this product, it will be worth you researching bonded leather where you will find reports that the "leather" will break up and lift.
We see that similar reviews have had the same problem as ourselves.
We certainly did not expect to spend money out on a chair that didn't last two years.
We certainly would consider paying extra and buying a genuine leather chair.
Hope this helps future buyers.
This chair, when assembled, is very stylish and comfortable. It took around 45 minutes to put together but we are very happy with our purchase.