We have been importing piano stools from the CGM company in Italy for many years. This direct importing has a very positive effect on the overall value as these stools are unbeatable for the price! They are most often paired with digital pianos and have become considerably more popular since Yamaha stopped supplying their Clavinova range with fixed height stools. This CGM 118-BB model is significantly cheaper than the Yamaha own brand stool and is fundamentally the same.
This stool itself is very robust. The frame and legs are made of composite wood which is then covered in a black satin veneer. The 4 legs are securely bolted to a strong metal bracket held in each corner and the seat is foam padded.
These stools do come flat packed and require self assembly - this entails simply bolting the legs of the stool to the underside of the seat.