At first glance, the hourglass lines of the Aria Chair evoke a more glamorous age when Old World design influences met a newly minted urbane American public. Upon closer examination, you?ll see that the Aria Collection has much in common with the soft patterns etched by the sea on a sandy shore: gentle ridges and undulating crescents that tease the eye with familiarity?perfect companion pieces for any furniture with a more rectilinear form. The shell-like back of the Aria Chair is methodically crafted with hand-carved convex and concave curves. Each grain-matched stave is carved and attached to its mate with concealed alignment pins. The arms of the armchair connect with a floating tenon that merges flush with the back and seat. Unlike stacked and laminated furniture, the entire surface is seamless to the touch. Sophisticated tapered legs offer stability and strength while custom upholstery lends additional softness and texture.