A recliner that's built for extreme comfort through and through, especially when sitting back and watching TV, the Spirit Chair features the Stressless Plus automatic headrest adjustment, an intuitive mechanism that delivers full support to your head and neck every time to sit down.
The Spirit recliner also features the Stressless Glide System, a feature developed by Ekornes Stressless to reline fluidly and effortlessly. You can forget about any knobs to turn, any levers to pull, and you certainly don't have to worry about having a limited number of recline settings to choose from. The Glide System offers a full range of reclining motion, and it automatically adjusts to your movement whenever you want to change the amount of recline.
To complete the level of comfort and relaxation delivered by the Vision Chair, the Spirit Ottoman is built to respond to you when you recline. The ottoman has a built-in tilt mechanism that adjusts to your movements, keeping your feet and legs fully supported and ergonomically sound no matter how you're sitting.
Like most of the Ekornes Stressless chair collection, this recliner is available in three different sizes- the Vision (small), Dream (medium) and Spirit (large). The Spirit Chair is the largest size of the the Spirit Chair collection.
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.
Dinamica Fabric: Dinamica is a beautiful, timeless, comfortable and extremely durable textile. It is easy to clean and can be washed in machine at 60 degrees. Dinamica does not pill and is especially durable against light. Dinamica is manufactured in according to strict international demands for environmental friendly production.
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.
Any Stressless chair should work well for your Dad. They do not rock and only recline when you lean back in them. You can lock the recline with the Stressless knobs before getting up from the chair for an easy sit down. Make sure to get one the right size for him. If the chair needs to be higher an elevator ring can be purchased. Bottom line: the arms are very sturdy to rest your weight on when sitting down and getting up from the chair.
Answered on 10/10/2010 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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.