Stressless Kensington Chair and Ottoman, Leather by Ekornes Stressless
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.
The Kensington Chair is part of the Kensington Chair Collection. Kensington is the largest of the three recliners; also available are the Chelsea (small) and the Mayfair (medium).
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.
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: 40.5" h x 35.5" w x 30.25" d
Ottoman dimensions: 15" h x 21.75" w x 15.25" d
Seat height: 16.5" 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
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.
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.
Batick Leather: 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.
Paloma 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.
Royalin Leather: 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.
The internal mechanism of Stressless recliners is warranted for a period of 10 years from the date of purchase. The 10 year guarantee covers the Plus system and the internal metal frame, including the metal springs and gliding system. The warranty does not cover damage to leather, fabric or wood components.
The Kensington Recliner makes an inviting, luxurious addition to any living room. Available in over one hundred fabrics and leathers and a variety of wood frames, the Stressless Kensington Chair features an automatic headrest mechanism to support your head, neck and shoulders at all times, creating a relaxing, "stressless" sitting experience at all times.
The Stressless Kensington Chair is the largest chair in the Kensington Chair Collection. It's made for folks with a bigger stature or weight or height, though it can accommodate practically any body type. The people at Ekornes are not interested in creating a one size fits all recliner, the way most every other design company is. They are interested in creating ultimate luxury experience for their customers, and that means producing several sizes within a single design template. For people right down the middle there is the Mayfair, and for those with a smaller stature there is the Chelsea. Of course all of these chair can accommodate most body types, but that's not the point - they aren't perfect for all body types. And they are perfect for the three general categories into which they fit - small, medium, and large. The Ekornes Stressless Chair may be a classic piece of furniture, but it's also an ever evolving one, continually upping it's game when it comes to comfort and support in the modern home.The custom aspects of these chairs contribute mightily to their reputation as the kings of comfort in your living room or den. Some people who are smaller might like the bigger chair, the Kensington - they may like the feel enveloped by a chair. And for folks like that the chair will still be very comfortable - it just won't be perfect in an ergonomic sense. However, for those for whom the chair is perfect, ultimate comfort is right around the corner.
The wider seat, taller back, and adjusted Glide System and Plus system in the Kensington Stressless Chair make sitting and watching TV or reading a book more pleasurable than ever before for people with big statures. And the available accessories, like the Personal Table or the Swing Table, make your favorite book, drink, or a laptop just a few inches away at all times. In effect, the Ekornes Stressless Chair is a total system for in-home comfort and relaxation.