We love the Rutland stools. I bought four of them and they look great under my kitchen island. They are just short enough to push under the counter, so they don’t obstruct the passageway. They are minimalistic, yet they have a rustic feel to them, as well. They are also comfortable enough to use without a round cushion, if you don’t like that kind of thing. But more importantly, they are indestructible–my kids can’t break them! LOL.