Ekornes Stressless Recliner Sizes
In 1996, the Ekornes Stressless Chairs began being made in different sizes. This change was made with the knowledge that different body types need larger or smaller chairs for maximum comfort. In 1999 Ekornes redefined the Plus system, allowing the Ekornes Stressless Chairs headrests to be in either a reading or sleeping mode when the chair is in its reclining position. The Ekornes Company continued to better their product, and by 2003 a home theatre system had been designed to perfectly complement the Ekornes Stressless Recliner. That same year the American Chiropractic Society endorsed the Stressless Chair.
The traditional definition of a recliner is an armchair that tilts back supporting your head, as well as extends outward for your legs and feet to rest upon. A traditionally designed recliner features a fully padded seat and back. This traditional model exudes a very luxurious appearance, but is rather bulky. On the flip side, a contemporary Stressless recliner is designed around an exterior with a new ergonomic design. This different design is more appealing to the contemporary eye and doesn't make you feel as if you are drowning in padding. The firmer upholstery featured in the Stressless Chairs allows for the perfect lumbar support needed for maximum comfort. Both recliners have adjustable head and foot rests. However, the Stressless recliner has the advantage of a more advanced, yet easy to use, adjustment mechanism. Ekornes Stressless Chairs also offer a sleeker and less bulky version of the traditional ottoman.
Most Stressless recliners come in 3 different sizes. Shown here is the Vegas Family (from left to right - Vegas, Reno, and Tampa Chairs)
The Stressless Chair is constructed in a way unlike any other. The chair starts with a steel frame that has cold-cured foam molded directly on top of the steel to provide a cushion. Then, an addition layer of foam is added for extra support. The cushions are made of an extremely soft Dacron fiber that ensures comfort while providing a sleek look for the chair. The durable steel frame and flexible springs provide continuous support. The Plus system, which is exclusive to the Ekornes Stressless recliner, provides maximum support for your head and lower back. The unique glide system automatically uses your body weight to adjust your chair. A swivel base provides maximum mobility for your every day needs. Top of the line genuine leather or a luxurious fabric complete the look of the sleek Ekornes Stressless Chair.
The glide system used in the Stressless recliners is said to be the key to their success. The glide system works with your specific body weight to create the most effortless shifting of position available. All you have to do is adjust the wheels on the Ekornes Stressless Chair glide system, while the chair shifts comfortably and easily to any position you choose. The Stressless logo should appear on the adjustment wheel of the Ekornes Stressless Chairs; this is one simple way to verify that the chair you are sitting in is an authentic Stressless Chair. The Plus system was added to the Ekornes Stressless Chairs in 1991.
The Plus system allows the user to choose whether the headrest on their chair would be in sleep or read mode. The Plus system used with the Ekornes Stressless Chair provides optimum support for your head and back. While the Plus system allows the best possible support for your body, it also allows you to keep eye contact with the television, book, magazine, or other object that you are currently engaged in. You can also adjust the headrest of the Ekornes Stressless recliner to lie flat if you would rather relax. The glide system is also used in the ottomans that accompany the Ekornes Stressless Chairs. The glide system is used in the ottomans to provide comfort for all types of people, regardless of size or shape.
When it comes to comfort, freedom of movement is an integral element. As well as allowing a full recline in the chair, the round base of the Stressless Chair allows you to achieve 360 degrees of swivel freedom. The design of the swivel base on Ekornes Stressless Chairs is unique and cannot be found anywhere else. This swivel system allows you to effortlessly watch television, lean backwards, or turn to face another person in one easy movement. The double stem design of the base was created to provide maximum stability and ultimate comfort.
Another key factor in a comfortable chair is making sure that your chair fits you. Stressless recliners were the first recliners to consider this possibility. Most Ekornes Stressless chairs come in two sizes, and some offer three different sizes. A chair that swallows you is not comfortable, nor is a chair that you can barely fit in. Stressless Chairs accommodate all shapes and sizes. There are many different collections of Ekornes Stressless Chairs. Some are bigger to accommodate larger living areas, while others aren't as large and have a narrower base. These Ekornes Stressless Chair models are perfect for smaller homes.
All Stressless Chairs are comfortable and functional, but what they look like is up to you. Ekornes Stressless Chairs are offered in four types of leather, as well as a full range of fabric color choices. The base of the chair is made from European Beech and is offered in a range of finishes. The leather choices are Batick, Classic, Paloma, and Royalin. The Batick leather is a darker color, and is resistant to fading. The Classic leather looks like your basic leather, with most of the natural marks removed. The Paloma leather is corrected leather with a smooth structure. Paloma does not have the same heavy-duty quality that is offered in the Batick and Classic models. The Royalin leather is the most exclusive choice as well as the most vulnerable. The leathers are listed in order of the most durable to the least. There are seven wood finishes offered on the Stressless Chairs. They range from a very light pale finish to an almost black finish with rich tones in between.
If you're looking for an environmentally friendly piece of furniture, the Ekornes Stressless recliner is the one for you. These chairs are 99% recyclable. Stressless Chair products have as little an impact on the environment as possible. Ekornes has attempted to make almost all of the components of their Ekornes Stressless Chairs environmentally safe, even down to adapting their welding process. The use of robots and eco-friendly gasses for welding have enabled Ekornes to improve their work environment. Stressless Chairs are made with the most environmentally friendly glues available. Instead of harmful substances, they use water as a blowing agent when producing foamed plastic. In addition to all of these changes, Ekornes also uses water based stains and varnishes that are more practical and less harmful to the environment. Even the packaging products used with the Ekornes Stressless Chairs are recyclable and meet the requirements for environmental certification.
Stressless Chairs are built to last. The internal mechanisms on the recliners are guaranteed for a decade. The guarantee includes the glide system as well as the Plus system, and the internal metal frame. If your chair is older than ten years and has an upholstery problem, the chair can be reupholstered at most upholstery stores. Ekornes Stressless Chairs can be bought on a range of budgets; the chairs can run as low as $1,500.00 or be as high as $5,000.00. When you order an Ekornes Stressless recliner it will usually be shipped to you requiring a small amount of assembly. Many times the nearest Stressless dealer will not have the exact style and color that you prefer on display. If this is the case, you can always order a custom chair with your exact specifications from us here at smartfurniture.com. Unfortunately, you cannot order an Ekornes Stressless Chair directly from Ekornes' online site.
Stressless Chairs also come with the option of a variety of accessories. One choice is a hard floor protector for the base. The floor protector is a self-adhesive felt that could be used to keep the wood or floors in your house unharmed by the base of your new chair. Another option is the Stressless elevator ring. The ring allows your recliner to be boosted almost one and a quarter inch to enhance your comfort level. This elevator is also available for the Stressless ottoman. If you like to have all of your items handy, you would be interested in the Stressless swing table. The swing table is a small table that matches and attaches to your Stressless Chair and can be retracted when not in use. The Stressless PC table is a table that is designed to work perfectly with you and your laptop. The Stressless PC table eliminates the usual clutter that comes with working while in a comfortable recliner.
Ekornes is also a believer in promoting local charities. For those of us who are interested in helping others, Ekornes' ideas on giving back are a great incentive for purchasing a Stressless Chair. This year they announced the success of their 3rd annual Charity of Choice promotion. This seven-week charity promotion generated over $335,000.00 in non-profit contributions. More than 84 percent of Ekornes dealers chose to participate in the promotion. In exchange for donating $50.00 to a charity of the dealer's choice, North American consumers were offered $200.00 off the purchase of a Stressless recliner. The promotion was a win-win for all parties involved.
As of December 2010, Ekornes Stressless Chairs are being featured in a four-star luxury spa located in Austria. When the hotel recently decided to upgrade their spa, they immediately thought of the Stressless Recliner. The chairs are featured in the spa's library. The library is designed as a place where guests may enjoy the comfort of an Ekornes Stressless Chair while reading and relaxing after a massage, ski outing, or sauna visit. The chairs in the library are equipped with the Stressless computer table, which makes the use of the hotel's complementary iPads even more pleasurable.
Today Ekornes is reporting their best figures ever. Ekornes states that most of their employees can look forward to a sizeable bonus as a result of the company's success. Ekornes recorded revenues of 2.87 billion Norwegian Kroner is 2010, an increase of 10.8 percent when compared to their 2009 numbers. Sales of Stressless furniture have been exceptionally high in Canada and the United States. Order receipts in these two countries grew by 16 percent in the year 2009. Even more impressive, this specific market climbed by 25 percent in the last quarter alone. The CEO of the company states that 70 million people worldwide are aware of the Stressless brand, which is a good starting point for further growth. In 2011, Stressless claims to be stronger and more powerful than ever.