At A Glance:
The Mayfair Stressless Chair is named after a smaller part of London than Kensington: Mayfair, right in the center of London. It's right down the middle in a lot of other ways as well - right down the middle when it comes to size, height, and width, and right down the middle when it comes to high end comfort. This is the one of the most popular medium sized chairs in the Stressless stable, as it provides all the comfort of the traditional Ekornes product in a package that works for a majority of buyers.
For most consumers, this will be the most comfortable chair in the Kensington group, because of its slightly smaller size. Medium is another word for mathematical average, and that means more buyers fit perfectly in this chair than in the small or larger version.
The Mayfair Chair is part of the Kensington Chair Collection. Mayfair is the medium sized member of the three recliners; also available are the Chelsea (small) and the Kensington (large).
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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 Mayfair 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 Mayfair 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 Mayfair Chair's luxurious quality.