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Stressless Consul Chair Small by Ekornes

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Frame Color : Black
Upholstery : Black Batick Leather
Free Accessory : Swing Table
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Arrival Timeline - Quick Ship - Ships Out in 4-5 Weeks
Upholstery - Black Batick Leather
Free Accessory - Swing Table

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Stressless Consul Chair Small and Ottoman, Leather
by Ekornes Stressless

At A Glance:
As an international brand, Stressless has done a fitting thing in naming three of its chairs after international-relations public servants. The Consul Small, Consul Medium, and Consul Large chairs are all part of the same style family, but in different sizes. The Consul Chair Small is the small-sized chair of the bunch, and is perfectly suited to a comfortable domestic life.

Also available are the Consul Medium and the Consul Large.

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 Consul 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 simply comfortable. 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 Consul 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 Consul 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.

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.

The Stressless Consul Chair Small was formerly known as the Diplomat Chair.


  • Chair dimensions: 37" h x 28.25" w x 27.5" d
  • Ottoman dimensions: 15" h x 21.25" w x 15.25" d
  • Seat height: 15" 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

Optional Swing Table

The Stressless Swing Table is a round side table that attaches to the side of most Stressless recliners.

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.

Materials & Measurements

Fabric or leather upholstery, laminated European beech base, steel recline mechanism

Recliner: 37" h x 28.25" w x 27.5" d
Seat height: 15"
Ottoman: 15" h x 21.25" w x 15.25" d

To get a closer look at the upholstery options for the Stressless Consul Chair, visit our Ekornes Stressless Materials Library.

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.

About The Manufacturer

Ekornes Stressless

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.

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It's not just the back of the chair that moves, either. The seat of the chair moves with you as well, responding to your new positions and a different weight distribution, and keeping you as comfortable and supported as possible. Even the ottoman moves with you, tilting forward or backward when you move. The whole system is a space age solution to a stone-age problem: What's the most comfortable and supportive sitting position possible?

The Plus System is the Glide Systems partner in keeping your body in the best ergonomic position. But it focuses more on support for you back, head and neck. The Plus System is something you're only going to find in this line of chairs - your Laz-E-Boy can't do this. When you recline in your Stressless Chair, your head and neck are taken care of a subtly adjusting and moving headrest. It keeps your spine from crinkling, and it keeps your eye line straightforward. This isn't just great for your spine, head and neck, it's great for your view of the television, or of the book you're reading, or the person you’re having a conversation with. At the same time as the headrest cradles your head and neck, the lower part of the seat back pushes forward to support the small of your back, your lumbar region. The lumbar region, it has become clear in recent decades, is one of the most important parts of your back, and one of the most prone to stress and injury. And what better for a body part like that than an Ekornes Stressless Chair? The filling action of the lower seat back takes off the pressure and keeps you comfy. A recliner that makes your back healthier? No too shabby.

Beyond questions of comfort and support, this is also a deeply stylish chair. The look of the Ekornes Consul Stressless Chair is one of trim, lithe beauty. It's not stuffed with padding or weighed down with baggy lengths of fabric or leather - it looks fit and robust. The part of the chair you actually sit on, the seat and seat back, us upholstered in beautiful leather, stretched over an elegant frame.

The base of the chair is accented with wood, European Beech to be exact. This is a prized wood, with a beautiful grain and an attractive color. It's an excellent compliment to the Stressless Chair it supports, and of course it's completely in line with the dignity and austerity implied by the official name of this line of chairs: the Consul Small, the Consul Medium, and the Consul Large.The modern recliner isn't quite complete without a full compliment of accessories to make it the perfect relaxation zone. For instance, one of the several options available on this particular Stressless Chair is the Personal Table. The Personal Table attaches to the side of your chair and can be pulled forward (so it goes over your lap) or pushed away (so you don’t even have to see it), whatever you're in the mood for. It's specifically designed for laptops, which means it'll be a snap to both watch the big game and follow your fantasy team online - without ever having to get up from your chair! Another great feature of the table is that it itself is able to recline. You can recline it so that it sloped towards you, and that will make reading a book or magazine, or just looking at whatever it is that you're using, a lot easier on your head, neck, and eyes.

Sometimes you want things to be close at hand, rather than close to your visual field. For instance, drinks and snacks. Well the good people who created the Ekornes Stressless Chair have you covered there as well. Say hello to the Stressless Swing Table, similar to the Personal Table but designed specifically for keeping things close to your hand. Put your drink on it, or a bowl of popcorn when you're watching a movie, and then move it back and forth at your leisure. Don’t say Ekornes never did anything for ya!

The best reason to buy an Ekornes Stressless Consul Chair is if you have a smaller stature than the average person. It’s important not to let the traditional one size fits all recliner dominate the discourse in terms of personal fit. At Ekornes, they believe it's more than reasonable to create three versions of the same recliner - it's absolutely necessary for them to complete their mission. And that mission is to create the perfect recliner for every person on earth. If you think the Consul Stressless Chair would be right for you, check it out - you're probably right.


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Stressless Diplomat Chair is the Bee's Knees!


from Silver Spring, MD

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Comments about Ekornes Stressless Diplomat Chair and Ottoman:

We ordered this chair for my husband in a fabric. He is SO happy. Especially after having been to the chiropractor from using his old heavy leather chair. He sinks into it every evening and it keeps his posture perfect! He looks to me like the chair envelopes his body like it was made just to fit him. Highly recommended!

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Great service for great chair


from seattle, wa

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Comments about Ekornes Stressless Diplomat Chair and Ottoman:

This is our second Ekornes recliner. My wife is petite & she really likes the small size & delivery included setting it up in our apartment (up 2 flights of stairs)! Our other chair is holding up great after 10 years.

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Shipping & Delivery

Quick-ship chairs arrive within 4-6 weeks from the date of purchase. Otherwise, chairs are made to order and arrive in 8-12 weeks.

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.

Product Q&A

Q: Where can I find other sizes of the Diplomat Chair?
A: Two alternate sizes are available - the Consul and the Ambassador.

Q: What is the difference between the 3 chairs?
A: The only difference is size. All three chairs offer the same features.

Q: Does this purchase include the ottoman?
A: Yes, the Diplomat Ottoman is included with your purchase.

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    Do you also sell the Diplomat with the chrome-looking or steel metal star base rather than the wood base?
    Asked on 2/14/2015 by Freddie from Basking Ridge, NJ

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    • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


      The Stressless Diplomat Chair is only available with a wood base, and if you prefer the all metal 5 star base, the City or Metro Chairs would be a good choice. There is also the option of the new Skyline Chair and View Chair which have a combination of metal and wood on the base and frame for a mixture of the traditional and modern.

      Answered on 2/16/2015 by Karen G. from Smart Furniture
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    Are any recliners available in fabric?
    Asked on 7/6/2013 by Val from Ypsilanti, MI

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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.