The Cairo Chairs are deep, exceptionally comfortable and are made for those long summer evenings. Each chair is made from a very sturdy cast aluminium which does not rust and is covered by a plastic rattan that can be left outside all year long. The thick seat cushions are shower proof but do need to be stored away in the winter time or during heavy rain showers. The arm rests have open sides which allow for extra comfort. The rattan is made from a heavy-duty plastic which is UV protected, so it is not susceptible to rain or sun. If looked after it will last for many wonderful years. All it needs is a wash with warm soapy water. We suggest using a cover during the winter months to keep it in pristine condition and protected from every day dirt.