The Palo Alto chair features two contoured walnut planes that intersect a rigid maple frame. The angles of the cantilevered seat and back offer a perfect reclining position for reading, socializing, or simply contemplating the smoothness of the glowing maple arms. Despite its crisp design, everyone is startled by how comfortable this chair is, and many have said they never expected a solid-wood chair could be so pleasant to sit in over a long period. The maple frames are available in a bleached or natural finish, and seats/backs are available in: Eastern walnut, California Claro walnut, cherry, white oak, and a variety of other native California hardwood species.