Stressless City High-Back Chair and Ottoman
by Ekornes Stressless
At A Glance:
The Stressless City High-Back Chair and Ottoman is designed with you in mind. With all of the unique features that you can expect from Stressless, this chair will prove comfortable, convenient and durable.
Patented Glide and Plus systems ensure that your chair will work and move with you, not against you. Designed for optimum comfort, the Stressless City High-Back Chair features a cushy double layer of space-age foam that is molded directly onto the frame and a swivel base that lets you rotate a complete 360 degrees with the push of your foot. The free-standing ottoman comes with a built-in glide function that moves with your legs, providing extra comfort and mobility.
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 City Chair's headrest. The headrest moves with the chair to keep your head supported in a reading position with your neck muscles relaxed. The Plus system within the chair controls lumbar region support, so that whenever you need it, the chair moves to support your lower back.
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 City High-Back Chair is the direct result of more than 35 years of refining what Ekornes has preached all along. Modern in its overall design, the steel frame and plush upholstery are reminders of the Stressless City High-Back 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.
- Chair Dimensions: 44" - 45.5" h x 31.5" w x 28" d
- Ottoman Dimensions: 21.5" - 22.5" h x 21.5" w x 15" d
- Adjustable height
- Double stem base for added stability.
- Swivel base lets you rotate 360 degrees while seated.
- Glide system that allows you to shift seating positions by responding to your body movements.
- Plus™ System controls lumbar support and automatically adjusts headrest depending on your position.
- 2 layers of foam for maximum comfort.
- Free-standing ottoman with built-in glide function.
- Balance Adapt: the chair's back and seat automatically adjust similar to a rocking motion (added August 2017)
Chair: 44" - 45.5" h x 31.5" w x 28" d
Ottoman: 21.5" - 22.5" h x 21.5" w x 15" d
Materials & Fabrics:
Durable steel base with top-grain leather upholstery.
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.
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.
Cori is a corrected, pigment improved and grain embossed upholstery leather. Cori has a substantial body and a distinct pebbled grain. Most of its natural marks are removed. Cori has a tip-shine which adds depth and character to the surface. Some colors have two-tone/ tone-on-tone effect. A protective layer of lacquer simplifies cleaning.
Noblesse is the most exclusive leather quality offered by Ekornes. It is a full grain semi-aniline, which means that it is dyed all the way through and has only a thin protective topcoat. This allows the leather to keep the natural softness and lustre that characterises a first-class furniture leather. A natural material like Noblesse retains its original grain and structure. Minor color nuances and skin blemishes may also occur. Such individual details could lead to slight variations in different parts of the furniture cover. Although the topcoat provides a measure of protection, Noblesse is the most delicate of the leather qualities that Ekornes uses. It absorbs moisture easily, and is more vulnerable to wear and tear, heat, sunlight, spills and perspiration. Regular maintenance is important to keep its attractive appearance.
Comfort is the primary goal of the entire Stressless line. Since 1971, when they first introduced themselves to the world, Ekornes has been interested in bringing the world's most comfortable seating experience to a wider and wider audience.
Ekornes is a Norwegian company, and they made their name and reputation on the Stressless line of home furnishings. While the Stressless Recliner is undoubtedly their most significant product in a historical sense, the Ekornes Stressless Sofa concedes no ground when it comes to the three most important aspects of home furnishing design; comfort, support, and style. In this sense the sofas are not redundant products, but serious and inspired variations and continuations on a theme; total comfort, total relaxation, total balance and fit. The principles of the Ekornes lines were laid out in detail with the first recliners, but only with the advent of the Ekornes Stressless Sofa has the fullness of their vision come into clear focus.