This version of the Aston conference room chairs was designed by the Jean-Marie Massaud studio. The original higher backrest model was unveiled in 2006 and was well received by the design community. An important feature of Aston is the four leg base and cantilever frame constructed of steel. Typically, “wear and tear” is greater on commercial office furniture thus making the stronger frame and important feature. I do like the many choices in upholstery colors since this can really jazz up the look of an office and move away from less contemporary color patterns.