I'm simplifying my life. I'm replacing all of my old, oversized comfortable dining chairs that enticed family to remain at the table long after they should have gotten up and left. I'm replacing them with sleek, smaller, modestly comfortable chairs that compliment my mid-century modern tastes. These are the head chairs. I'll buy the armless versions for the side chairs. I tested these chairs with a 300 pound relative and they held fine. They are a lot easier to move around or out of the room when cleaning the floor. And now the room looks functional rather than stuffed, like it did with the old furniture.