This chair, in the classic style of Danish modern, was inspired by an Arne Jacobsen design, commissioned in the 1930's. The wood is walnut throughout and the slung seat is made of top quality English bridle leather. The back legs and crest rail are steam bent so as to avoid any weak short grain in the construction. I love the play of curves between the back legs and back splat when viewed from the side. It is very comfortable to sit in, too.