Stressless Chelsea Chair and Ottoman, Leather Upholstery
by Ekornes Stressless
At A Glance:
The Chelsea version of the Ekornes Stressless Chair is the smallest of the litter. It's made especially for people with smaller statures, weights and heights. Every part of the chair, from the width and height to the mechanisms within, has been fine tuned to fit this specific body-type. Chelsea is an area of England in West London, and is bordered by the River Thames. Like the area it's named after, this chair has old world class combined with modern themes and urban sophistication.
What's To Like:
The recline function (the Glide System) reacts to shifts in your body weight. This means you never have to hold tension in your body, like you would in many other recliners. Your head, neck, and shoulders are supported well by the Stressless Chelsea Chair's headrest. The headrest moves with the chair to keep your head supported in a reading position with your neck muscles relaxed. As an alternative, you can drop the headrest if you'd like to lie almost fully flat. The Plus system within the chair controls lumbar region support, so that whenever you need it, the chair moves to support your lower back. And all that's not even getting into the way the chair looks! It's refined-looking, like it belongs in the home of someone who appreciates the finer things - like you do.
What's Not to Like:
We're not going to be able to knock this recliner's comfort. It's straight-up luxurious. So it's all a matter of taste at this point. If you don't like its look, then that's what's not to like. We don't think that the price tag is an issue here because of the incredible value a Stressless recliner is in terms of comfort and durability.
The Bottom Line:
With a striking combination of comfort, function, and balanced good looks, the Stressless Chelsea Chair is the direct result of more than 35 years of refining what Ekornes has preached all along. Slightly contemporary in its overall design, the wood frame and plush upholstery are reminders of the Stressless Chelsea Chair's luxurious quality.
Ekornes introduced the Stressless chair in 1971, meticulously developing and designing the chair to provide your body with the ultimate in comfort and support while sitting upright or reclined. This revolutionary design has made Stressless the ultimate recliner for the past 35 years.
- Chair dimensions: 39.5" h x 29.5" w x 28.75" d
- Ottoman dimensions: 15" h x 21.75" w x 15.25" d
- Seat height: 15.75" h
- Stressless Glide System: allows you to adjust the glide setting so you can automatically shift to any seating position by simply using your body weight.
- 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.
- ErgoAdapt: seat tilts down automatically the moment you sit down, providing the most comfortable sitting angle. If you prefer to lie down, the seat elevates to the completely flat position.
- Upholstered in your choice of leather or fabric
- Cushioned with two layers of foam
- Glide system within the chair is made of sturdy steel
- Strong, high-quality bent plywood base swivels and provides excellent stability
Optional Swing Table
The Stressless Swing Table is a round side table that attaches to the side of most Stressless recliners.
Designed with convenience and comfort in mind, the Swing Table is roomy enough for a number of items you'd normally keep on your end table, such as drinks, books, or remote controls. There's no better way to keep these items within arm's reach while staying relaxed. The Swing Table is also a great way to save space, as it can eliminate the need for an end table next to your recliner.
Available in 7 wood finishes, the Swing Table is compatible with most Stressless recliners.
Materials & Measurements
Fabric or leather upholstery, laminated European beech base, steel recline mechanism
Recliner: 39.5" h x 29.5" w x 28.75" d
Ottoman: 15" h x 21.75" w x 15.25" d
To get a closer look at the upholstery options for the Stressless Chelsea Chair, visit our Ekornes Stressless Materials Library.
A corrected aniline-dyed, pigmented and grain-embossed upholstery leather, which has had most of its natural marks removed. The protective layer of lacquer allows spills to be easily removed. Easy to clean and attractively priced, Batick is a popular choice for those who want a more resilient leather.
An aniline-dyed upholstery leather with a combination of dyes and pigments in the finish. Paloma has a natural grain pattern with visible natural marks. The light finishing treatment improves the physical properties and provides a more uniform color. Paloma has been developed to produce a very soft, rich and friendly feel. The preferred choice of those who want a soft, authentic look in leather that breathes well.
The heaviest and most exclusive Ekornes leather type. Royalin is an aniline-dyed, upholstery leather with a natural pebbled grain with visible natural marks. A very light surface treatment has been added for protection. A natural leather that breathes well, it has a soft feel and a rich, warm glow.
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Shipping & Delivery
Quick-ship chairs arrive within 4-6 weeks from the date of purchase. Otherwise, chairs are made to order and arrive in 8-12 weeks.
For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.
A: Two alternate sizes are available - the Mayfair (medium) and the Kensington (large).
Q: What is the difference between the 3 chairs?
A: The only difference is size. All three chairs offer the same features.
Q: Does this purchase include the ottoman?
A: Yes, the Chelsea Ottoman is included with your purchase.