oh heart... i promised myself I wouldn't order chairs I'd never sat in. But they look comfortable enough, yes?
I called the people :) Talked to a very helpful person on the phone who said if I didn't like it, I could send it all back, but I'd have to pay freight for both directions, which is about $150 each way. Then she said that I could buy it and just have a chair shipped, which would be about $20 each way if I didn't like it.
Then she said the table might not be in their warehouse, in which case it would take 20 weeks to get it from italy.
GREAT! I'm just coming to terms with a possible 8 week wait for a couch. 20 weeks is impossible. No way.
I think I'm going to go to my store in wichita, the contemporary one, and see if they have something similar. It's not that complicated, really. sigh.