I just love the basic, standard, no frill quality of the Avallon Raven chair. Its lines are sleek and minimal and while it has a slight-looking frame, it is made of very sturdy steel. So while the profile is light, the substance is there for long-term durability. The bonded leather is a deep black that is smooth and feels very nice -- it is also a snap to clean. I was also nicely surprised by the delivery, which came earlier than I expected.