I have loved the look of the gnome stool for a long time and finally bought it. Unfortunately the quality leaves a lot to be desired. There are just too many problems:
- The base of the stool is uneven so it is shaky on the floor
- The finish of the paint around the ear area is bumpy and rough
- The biggest problem is the top. First it is hollow so it can't support much weight. Second, it is not flat with a raised center. Who would want a stool that can't hold weight, shaky and not flat.
By:Hill T. , Renter (NY)
It's true what the other reviewer said about these being shaky to sit on, but I put a lamp on mine and don't sit on it. So, I'm happy to look at it and have it in my place.
By:Mike , Renter (Chicago)
I love bright modern things, my husband prefers the dark wood antiques he inherited from various relatives. The solution: Kartell gnomes. No matter how boring the other furniture, the funny, fairy-tale like Saint Esprit -- even the name makes me laugh because it is so outrageous -- adds a touch of humor and lightness to any room. I will have to buy another one because I found so many uses for it. Currently, Saint Esprit serves as a pedestal for my small aquarium. I am thrilled to say that I also own the gnome Attila -- every morning he smiles at me and I smile back, which is more than can be said about my husband's dull and depressing antiques.
By:Sandra S. , Homeowner (Durham, NC)