Stressless is a line created by the company Ekornes whose roots are in Norway, a town called Sykkylven. The furniture tradition has been passed down from generation to generation in their family and they have spent decades crafting furniture and, in their words, “creating the ultimate comfort experience.”
They do this through careful consideration, years of vetting designs, and never cutting costs for profit. They pay close attention to every detail so that they can create a recliner that fits your body.
It’s the body that they’re looking after. They don’t just make a recliner and hope you fit in it. They use patented features which mold and form to your body positions. By doing this, they’ve created a recliner that is holistically comfortable. From the construction to the foam to the leather or fabric that you choose, Stressless recliners are known for their ultra-comfort.
If you do choose to buy a Stressless recliner you should know what the benefits are. Beyond just the luxurious comfort there is a multitude of benefits.
1. Eco-conscious company
Ekornes is known for its eco-conscious efforts. They feel strongly connected to the fjord that they reside in, and have a historic connection to the land. They believe in respecting the environment and paving a better way for future generations.
Eco-consciousness runs deep in their mission as a company. They are passionate about manufacturing furniture in a way that does not harm the beautiful town they live in and the environment as a whole. They do this through continuous efforts to recycle and reuse.
- Rather than throwing scraps in a landfill, they recycle them
- Excess wood chips from the European Beech that’s used for their chair base are collected and burned to heat their facilities
- Scrap leathers are sold to smaller companies so that nothing goes to waste
- They take precautions to avoid harmful emissions from their facilities and ensure their employees are working in a clean and safe environment
- They seek out green material and use only high-quality materials
Ekornes is focused on leaving as small of an ecological footprint as possible. So when you buy a Stressless recliner you can buy it knowing that you have made a purchase that is ethically made in a way that will not harm the environment.
2. High-quality materials
Stressless recliners are built with quality and durability in mind. So it’s no surprise that Ekornes uses only high-quality materials when constructing their recliners. Every part of a Stressless recliner, even the parts you can’t see, is sourced and constructed with quality in mind.
Base: Their sturdy chair bases are built with rigid European Beech, and the base of the recliner is built around one continuous steel rod.
Foam: They mold perforated Comfort-Zones™ foam directly over the steel base.
Leather: They source their leather from the finest tanneries all over the world. All of their leather is extensively tested for color, durability, and elasticity. They have four styles of leather to choose from, Batick, Cori, Paloma, and Noblesse. They range from extremely durable and easy to clean to a delicate ultra-smooth leather which requires more care.
Fabric: Their fabrics are made of high-quality materials that are extensively tested for quality and durability. There are multiple fabric options to choose from.
3. Expert construction
It’s not just about the materials, it’s also about how the recliners are made. Stressless recliners are expertly constructed first by robots and then by hand. The leather or fabric is then stretched over the foam and sewn by seamstresses.
Every aspect of construction, from the cold-bent steel base to the complex set of springs, is designed to create the most comfortable seating experience possible. They layer three layers of foam directly over the steel base to ensure that your body conforms to the recliner.
The construction is designed not only for optimal comfort but also for durability. These recliners are built to last.
4. Neck and lumbar support
Stressless recliners are built to mold to your body. And they are constructed with your body structure in mind. They use systems specifically built for lumbar support, neck support, and body alignment. In fact, they’ve even been endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association.
Their patented features allow for your body to be ergonomically correct. Their Plus™ system is a set of springs that interprets your body’s movement as it changes position. The headrest is adjustable so that it perfectly aligns to your spine’s natural position whether you’re watching TV or taking a nap.
The Stressless Glide system adjusts to your weight and body position and makes reclining easy. And finally, the foam has perforated air pockets so you sink deeply into your chair, not just sit on top of it.
5. Design variables
Stressless has a modern and versatile style. There are countless possibilities when it comes to choosing the right Stressless recliner for you. There are multiple design options, as well as several bases to choose from.
Stressless also takes into account that every body is different, they come in at least two sizes and sometimes more so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of a Stressless recliner.
There are also options for leather style, from delicate to more durable. Multiple colors of both fabric and leather to choose from as well as several wood stains. There’s also the LegComfort base for space saving and ease of use. For a complete review of the LegComfort, read more here.
Stressless recliners, as you now know, are the ultimate in comfort. They’re made by a company who care for the environment and care about the quality of the product they’re making, from start to finish, taking every detail into account.
They’re also built to last. Of course this comes with taking good care. And you can read all about exactly how to care for leather furniture here. But if treated well, a Stressless recliner will last for decades and will provide you with comfortable seating that is ergonomically correct. It’s a recliner that molds to you, not the other way around.
Perhaps the best way to get a feel for a Stressless recliner? Come in and try it out in person at any of our six locations!