While hunting in all the showrooms I find the chairs are just too small to fit comfortably. I want my guests to feel cozy while lingering over dinner, dessert and long conversations - I even curl up with my glass of wine when the dinner is over. This doesn't have arms but you can lean into it. This design is featured by the best in many variations and we had to have it. I brought my 6'3" son into the showroom to make sure the point was made - it had to be this size.