I bought this set because I have several patio areas that need furniture and by breaking this up I felt that I could get more bang for my buck. I'm so thankful that I did. The frames are beautiful and they have a very expensive and classy feel to them. I agree with the other reviews in that the cushions are very firm. I'm not waiting for them to "relax" because I decided prior to purchase that I would replace them. But even with that additional expense, I still feel that I got a great bargain. So much so that I purchased an additional set of chairs (Modena) to go with them. I never thought that I could get this high end of a look for the price - very pleased!