Norwegian Recliner company Ekornes has been manufacturing furniture since 1934. In 1971, Ekornes launched their Stressless line which was designed to meet your body’s need for movement and support when seated. Their Stressless Recliner is the effort of 76 years worth of design and innovation in the furniture industry.
Stressless Recliners are one of our top selling items and it’s really no surprise why. In case you aren’t familiar with these recliners, we have compiled a list of the top 5 reasons to own one. If you’re in the market for a recliner, this might be all you need to read.
Reason #1 – Support
The Stressless Recliner has a patented feature that is designed to give you back support in every position. The Plus system automatically provides correct support for your head and lumbar area in all positions. The lower back support adjusts in parallel with the headrest, so you can enjoy perfect support, whether you are sitting in an upright or reclining position. The headrest adjusts automatically, so you can read and watch TV even in a reclined position. You can also adjust the headrest with a simple hand movement to lie flat and relax. Essentially no matter what you’re doing, there isn’t an uncomfortable position in this chair.
Reason #2 – Warranty
The Stressless Recliner is covered by a 10 year warranty. Ekornes is so confident in their quality that they offer an unprecedented warranty on their product. Of course the warranty does not cover damage to leather or woodwork or any faults or damage caused by misuse, as well as any faults or damage arising from any unauthorized repairs. We understand the last sentence isn’t a reason to own a Recliner, but the legal department makes us say it.
Reason #3 – Styles and Sizes
The range of Stressless Recliners is built in a way that if you want to have 2 recliners in the same room, and they’re for different size people, you are able to get the same style. There are several distinct styles with either 2 or 3 sizes to accomodate any body type. Continuity is key in design, and this is no exception.
Reason #4 – Covering & Wood Options
With four types of leather and fabric to choose from in a full range of colors and 6 wood finishes, you can get something that matches your decor exactly. Many popular color combinations are in stock for delivery within about 4 weeks. Special orders take about 12-14 weeks as they come from Norway, but when it comes to a recliner that you’re going to look at for 15+ years, this is a small time to wait.
Reason #5 – ACA Endorsed
“The average person spends a great deal of time sitting in chairs and sofas. Therefore, it is very important to choose furnishings that are built using sound ergonomic principles. Ekornes uses those very principles and that is why the ACA is proud to endorse Stressless seating by Ekornes.” Those words were spoken by Dr. Donald J. Krippendorf, President of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in February 2003, when the Stressless Recliner, manufactured by Ekornes, was given the endorsement of the American Chiropractic Association.
With a list like this, we don’t see how any other recliner can compare. To see the full collection, visit our Ekornes Stressless Recliners section!