Update by user Aug 13, 2020
So far the new folio top grain barstools are holding up. But we aren't using them much because I'm afraid of sudden deteriorating leather.530$ a piece , we have 5 and no one really sits on them.We use our vintage dining chairs that were 40$ a piece which are still in great shape.The folios are in sale right now for 450$
Original review posted by user Oct 04, 2016
i concur, worst chairs ever.
we have 6 dining chairs and 5 barstools.
cant even give them away.
the "leather" is peeling, cracking. They sat untouched for 2 years and we started using them 3 years ago and they just fell apart.
Leather restorer wont take my $, not worth it he said. He thought the chairs were from some cheap furniture place. Not even sure they are leather - some type of low grade bonded leather maybe.
Crate and Barrel says due to wear and tear...(if i wear sandpaper as pants). They offer us nothing online, told me to ask the local store.
I think I will drop off a few chairs in their showroom....
Product or Service Mentioned: Crate And Barrel Folio Dining Chair.
Reason of review: Bad quality.