At A Glance:
The Kensington Stressless Chair is named after a larger part of London than its counterparts in the Kensington collection. It's larger in a lot of other ways as well - larger when it comes to size, height, and width, and larger when it comes to high end comfort. This is the one of the most popular large chairs in the Stressless stable, as it provides all the comfort of the traditional Ekornes product in a package that's very visually appealing.
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 Kensington 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 Kensington 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 Kensington Chair's luxurious quality.
MATERIALS & MEASUREMENTSMaterials:
Fabric or leather upholstery, laminated European beech base, steel recline mechanism
Recliner: 40.5" h x 35.5" w x 30.25" d
Seat height: 16.5"
Ottoman: 15" h x 21.75" w x 15.25" d
To get a closer look at the upholstery options for the Stressless Kensington 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.
ABOUT THE MANUFACTURER
Stressless recliners and sofas have been synonymous with comfort since the company's inception in 1971. Known as the "Innovators of Comfort" - Stressless' designers and engineers have succeeded in creating a recline system that provides seamless support from your knees to your head regardless of how you're sitting. The Stressless glide system - a reclining mechanism hidden beneath the chair's plush, inviting exterior, permits freedom of movement without ever giving up lumbar, head and leg support. Combined with matching ottomans, and available in numerous sizes to accommodate, Ekornes Stressless chairs and sofas will be the most relaxing recliners you've ever experienced.
SHIPPING & DELIVERYStressless chairs come with free standard shipping for destinations within the contiguous United States.
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.
Product Q&AQ: Where can I find other sizes of the Kensington Recliner?
A: Two alternate sizes are available - the Chelsea (small) and the Mayfair (medium).
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 Kensington Ottoman is included with your purchase.