Austin is North American made by Legacy Leather in Canada. They use only 100% top grain leather. This sofa can come in over 30 leathers at the same price. You can change the arm to fit your style. They also just introduced it as a reclining sofa. It is the future of reclining furniture. You get the same great sophisticated looks of stationary sofas with the comfort of reclining. Legacy even went a step further being one of the first reclining sofas with removable cushion seats which can be rotated or removed easily. Not only that, they are the same cushion you would get in a stationary sofa, so you no longer feel the frame and mechanisms of the recliner. These sofas truly have the sit of a stationary sofa with the benefit of reclining.