I found this when I was looking for a replacement for my leather effect (PU) chair that I had for 5 years. On the old chair, the PU had cracked in quite a few places on the seating area, so I wanted to find a leather one this time. This has a leather base and backrest, although it is bonded leather - but at this price I can't complain. Free next day delivery too. It took about 20 minutes to put together. A bit firmer than my old chair, but other than that, it seems great.