What Makes Stressless Chairs and Recliners so Special?

Ekornes Stressless: An Introduction to Comfort

Ekornes StresslessIntroduced in 1971, the Ekornes Stressless Recliner has been the industry gold standard for almost 40 years. From it's first introduction, no recliner anywhere in the world has been able to offer the same level of total comfort, total support, and total freedom of movement that the Stressless Recliner has to offer. The design is seamless and invisible; except for the patented glide system, operated with a small wheel adjustment on the side of the chair, all of the exquisite engineering involved in making the Stressless Recliner work is hidden within the exquisite leather exterior that makes it so stylish, so comfortable, so welcoming and attractive.

Ekornes is a Norwegian company, and the very first Ekornes Stressless Chairs were made and sold there. Immediately, they became something of a sensation. They were the first chair built specifically to be TV-oriented, as well as comfortable and adaptable. It was one of the first recliners that could be oriented however the user chose; reclined for naps, swiveled to reach coffee tables and books, easily adjusted for optimum comfort and viewing/reading/sitting ease. Over the decades since the debut of the very first Ekornes Stressless Chair, there have been several improvements, embellishments and additions, but the original is still breathtaking in it's simplicity, elegance, and cachet as the pioneer of the modern recliner movement in home furnishing.

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Stressless Vegas ChairSo what makes the Stressless Recliner so comfortable? First and foremost, balance. The chair is perfectly balanced at all times, no matter your position, body type, or weight. It's built on the revolutionary Stressless Glide system, an elegant device that allows the chair to maintain balance and you to maintain your optimum levels of comfort and support. With the Glide system, Ekornes has produced a mechanism who's function is to make you feel as if you're floating on air. The Glide system can be adjusted as well, so for different types of folks, different types of recline and support. The Stressless Chair wasn't built to be one size fits all in the rigid sense, but in the fluid sense; it's a chair that intuitively and automatically adjusts to make you more comfortable, no matter who you are or how you sit. The freedom of the chair is one of it's most attractive design virtues. The fine people at Ekornes will stop at nothing to make sure the chair you buy and take home to use will be perfect for you. Aside from their ingenious work with the engineering and design of the chair, they've also broken it down into sizes and specific components, so that you can tailor the product to your exact specifications. One of the early and extremely successful initiatives the Ekornes Stressless Recliner people enacted was the Comfort Test; an easy, step by step process for choosing the perfect Stressless Chair for you and your needs. The chair comes in three sizes (Large, Medium, and Small), with ottomans that glide and adjust, and adjustable headrest, the Glide system, the Plus system (which keeps your body and back supported in the lumbar region) and several other variations that can maximize your comfort to the nth degree. The Ekornes Stressless Chair is perfect for you because Ekornes has made sure that you are one of the chair's primary designers; as the owner, you have a very large amount of control over every minute adjustment and detail in the chair, so that you're assured of having the ultimate recliner experience in the world's ultimate recliner.

Stressless Vision ChairAside from just comfort, there are many other reasons to trust and own the Ekornes Stressless Chair. One of them is, of course, the company itself. Ekornes is a company on a mission to make the most comfortable recliner in the world. They've succeeded because of their ingenuity, their technical expertise, and their stylish execution. Ekornes has taken the conventional roadmap of the standard recliner and improved upon it immeasurably, while at the same time keeping much of what makes the recliner a comforting staple of the living room and the den. Like the Eames Lounge Chair, the Ekornes Stressless Recliner is composed of leather wrapped in a wooden shell, and the soft, supple material is the ultimate complement to the chair. Also like the ELC, the Ekornes Stressless Recliner combines modernism and the comfort of the classic and the familiar; the leather ensconced within the wood finish is like a well worn baseball glove; it calls to mind not only comfort and pliability, but also a restful state of mind. The whole point of the super comfortable, super supportive, super soft recliner is the relief of physical and mental stress on the body and on the mind. The Stressless Chair is, of course, just what it claims to be; a stressless environment in which you feel comfort, support, and relief. There's no better seat in the house when you're watching television, reading a book, having a conversation, or simply chilling out and relaxing after a long or stressful day. When you invest in the Ekornes Stressless Chair, you're investing in peace of mind, health of body, and a more restful and beautiful home.

When it comes time for you to make your purchase of the chair, you'll be led through a series of customization steps designed to make your chair the best it can possibly be for you. You can choose the color, the grain, the size, and other personal touches. The Ekornes Stressless Recliner is the most comfortable and one of the best designed leisure chairs in the world, but the design isn't finished until our customers get their hands on it. The chair you buy will be yours and yours alone, customized to your exact fit and your exact specifications; when you sit in it, as light and comfortable as floating on air, you'll know it's the right chair for your comfort and support needs. Smart Furniture is very proud to offer our customers the very best in international seating, and to keep bringing you the best furniture on earth.