This sofa is a basic sofa. I gathered the front band to give off a fringe look from a distance. Also if you notice on this furniture there is no stitching on the inside arms, or even on the outside arms, I even make the outside back one solid piece. The cusions are reversible, and they are called waterfalled; there are no seams on top, in front or on the other side, one solid piece of leather. The foam inside is a good solid foam that will last for a verry long time. Notice that even the inside back is one solid peace of leather. The client specified the added fringe on the arms so that the sofa would be seen right as you walked into the room.