Barlow Tyrie was founded in 1920 in London, England where it began making outdoor patio furniture mostly by hand. The company quickly developed a reputation for making a high quality product suitable for any outdoor patio. You can see from these pictures that the craftsmanship is top notch. I find the wicker variety to be very comfortable on the back when reclining back in a chair. In fact, I would say that comfort for me is most important, but obviously I have to like the look and appeal of the set as well. Both sets pictured here will work in almost in type of home whether their decorating style is modern or traditional. There are many options on color of cushions as well as the woven wicker to help put together the right colors for your home.