Watch out for the curves! From a distance, it just looks slick. A nice upholstered stool with simple lines. But, when you sit in it, you realize that this has been designed with great lumbar support and an uber-comfortable scooped seat, each well-cushioned for optimal support. The legs are straight lines but made out of round steel and they continue up through the back for extra stability. Narrow stretchers balance the proportion as well as providing a footrest. The Osten is made in Canada by Amisco out of powder coated steel for extreme durability. Many steel and fabric color options available.