Telescope casual is a family owned and a USA manufacturer for a 100 plus years. The belle isle group is a hybrid. Taking the aluminum framing and combing it with mgp recycled plastic arms and Sunbrella fabrics. With that said, what does it do for me? It gives you a clean classic look with very low maintance. Plus the frame comes in two tone colors or solid colors (11 different finishes) chose from 100's of Sunbrella fabrics to complete the set. Sam in sales and customer service said "If we could have every one in Minnesota sit in this chair and feel the comfort, we would sell lots of American made furniture". Come in and take a test drive, you would bring a smile to Sam's face.