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Stressless Consul Chair Medium with Classic Base by Ekornes

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Inside Delivery: $143.60 per item

In home delivery is a great way to have large and fragile items delivered inside your home or office! When your order reaches the local station in your area, the delivery agent will call to schedule a day and time specific appointment. The item will be delivered by two trained furniture movers and placed inside your room of choice (includes a flight of stairs).

Stressless Consul Chair Medium 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 Medium chair is the medium-sized chair of the bunch, and is perfectly suited to a comfortable domestic life.

Also available are the Consul Small and the Consul Large.

If you're looking for the Signature Base version, you can find it HERE.

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.

Features:

  • Chair dimensions: 39.25" h x 29.5" w x 28" d
  • Ottoman dimensions: 15" h x 21.25" w x 15.25" d
  • Seat height: 15.75" 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.


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Materials & Measurements

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

Dimensions:
Recliner: 39.25" h x 29.5" w x 28" d
Seat height: 15.75"
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.

Cori Leather:
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 Leather:
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.

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About The Manufacturer

Erkornes 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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Design

The original Stressless Chair was designed to be the most comfortable recliner on the planet. The Consul Stressless Chair is designed to be the most comfortable recliner on the planet as well - but also one of the most stylish and pleasing to the eye. Unlike the traditional American recliner, where bulk is generally thought to equate to comfort, the Consul is slim and trim. Unlike the traditional American recliner, where padding and saggy leather upholstery is though to be the epitome of comfort, the Consul is lightly padded and tightly upholstered in a variety of different styles. And unlike the traditional American recliner, where a lever on the side and a springy leg rest with an accordion lift pushing it out and up is considered the height of of great design, the Consul Chair relies mostly on a small, attractive, and perfectly calibrated ottoman that looks beautiful and performs - well, beautifully. This is a new kind of recliner, a new kind of lounge chair for a new class of American furniture buyers - and the Ekornes Consul Stressless Chair is taking no prisoners on the way to being one of the most sought after and admired recliners in the world.

Ambassador Recliner Chair

The base of the Stressless armada of chairs (of which the Consul Small, Consul Medium and Consul Large are at the forefront) is a thing of real and rare beauty. Constructed in general of European Beech wood, with a finish that's calm and lovely and as restful as the chair itself, they make quite a statement. And that statement is: Not your average recliner! Most American recliners are upholstered from tip to toe, with no part of the base visible. That's because they mostly have to rely on a series of ugly springs and accordion "elevators" that make the footrest go up and down, and allow the back of the chair to recliner independently from the actual seat. Nobody wants to see a mass of gnashing metal when they're thinking about sitting in or purchasing a relaxing, stress-free recliner for their home. But the Ekornes Consul Stressless Chair doesn't have any gnashing metal, any ugly undercarriage to show off - it's just simple design, elegant technological solutions, and lovely finishes and accents. The base of the chair is simply that - the stand upon which the work of art that is the Consul Stressless Chair sits. That it is itself a minor work of Norwegian design brilliance is just the icing on the cake.So how do these chairs do it? How are they able to consistently outperform the competition with such little metal, so few visible inner mechanics? With the Stressless Glide System, that's how.

When you recliner in the chair or recliner that you have now, the sensation might not be as comfortable and ergonomic as you think. That's because the back of the chair adjusts independent to the footrest and the seat. They might all move at the same time, but that's hardly important when they aren't designed to work perfectly together. The Stressless Glide System, using nothing but pressure sensitivity and your own body weight, reclines at the pressure of your back. And when the back of the chair moves, so does the seat - in a manner that accords you the most comfort possible, the most back support possible, and the most style possible. When the back of the chair moves, it moves in two directions. The lower part of the seat actually firms and pushes up into your lower back. That's how the Ekornes Consul Stressless Chair provides its legendary lumbar support, something very few other recliners even attempt to provide. The upper part lays back and allows you total relaxation posture. At the same time, the seat moves precisely when the back does, moving backwards or forwards as needed to give you optimum support and comfort at all times.Adjusting the chair is simple. There is a small, discrete wheel that resides on the outside ege of the seat. You merely turn the wheel to a setting that feels right to you, and then you let go. From that point on reclining and sitting up will be completely under the control of your own body. The Ekornes Consul Stressless Chair will practically read your thoughts, and literally read your body, and react accordingly. People who use the chair often describe that sensations of effortless control and comfort as "floating on air." no wonder - the years of research and engineering that went into this amazing product are testament enough to the dedication of the Ekornes company in producing the world's greatest commercial recliner.

Support is one of the unsung heroes of the ergonomics movement. It is just as important as comfort, and in some cases even more important - it can prevent injury, fatigue, and persistent aches and pains caused by simple poor design in a chair. The Ekornes Stressless Chairs attack this problem with the renowned Plus System, which works hand in hand with the Glide System to give you the best possible chair experience.The Plus system has an amazing ability to make you comfortable and keep you supported. In works in several different areas of the chair, and of your body. The most important is probably the lumbar area of your back, the lower part of the seat back on the chair. This particular feature, you will remember, was discussed a few paragraphs ago. When you lean back in the chair (after you've adjusted for your own body using the wheel) your lower back will actually feel more support, not less. That's because the lower part of the seat back will actually rise the meet the indentation in your lower back - your lumbar region. This simple "fill-in" makes a huge difference in how comfortable you are in your own chair. Another big part of the Plus system is the headrest. The headrest moves in much the same way as the lower part of the seat back. When the chair can tell you need a bit more support because of the position you are in, or the position you are putting yourself in, it reacts smoothly and quickly. The headrest will rise up a bit when you lean back - that's the make it easier on your head and neck when you're having a conversation, or watching television, or reading a book. Most recliners, when the lean back, put your eye-line somewhere on the ceiling. But not the Ekornes Consul Stressless Chair. In this little number, you eye-line stays right where it should be - straight ahead, level with the horizon.All in all, you won't find a chair that's more comfortable, more ergonomically sound, more stylish, or more just plain cool than the Ekornes Consul Stressless Chair. An ambassador of good taste, a high ranking diplomat from the countries of Effortless Comfort and Good Looks, and one of the prized members of the Ekornes Stressless Chair stable, it's the chair that's just right. Not too big, not too small, but just right for you and your family.

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5.0

best chair ever

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from TX

Comments about Ekornes Stressless Consul Chair and Ottoman:

you just have to try it out!

 
5.0

Fantastic Customer Service

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from Albuquerque, NM

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ekornes Stressless Consul Chair and Ottoman:

A very comfortable recliner that is very well made.

Service and delivery comments:

When there was a delivery delay, Smart Furniture's customer service team leaped into action to keep me informed, solve the problem and make sure that I was a satisfied customer. Thank you!

 
5.0

Love the chairs

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from Key Largo FL

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Comments about Ekornes Stressless Consul Chair and Ottoman:

Great addition to our living room. Super comfortable and attractive.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stressless Consul Chair & Ottoman

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from Evans, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ekornes Stressless Consul Chair and Ottoman:

We are big fans of Stressless recliners - we have four in the den and a loveseat in the home cinema - so when we built a new sunroom onto the back of our home, choosing the furniture was a no-brainer!

We picked items from the Stressless range in Batik Burgundy, which we figured would be grand-kid and dog friendly.

My own personal perch is a Consul chair and ottoman. Supremely comfortable, the perfect way to relax in the evenings and weekends whilst watching the wildlife and admiring my wife's handiwork in the garden.

The Consul is towards the bottom end of the Stressless recliner range so relatively affordable, maybe not quite as softly padded as the Mayfairs in our den, but it's all in the shape and action as far as comfort is concerned, and in this regard they are not at all lacking.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Consul Recliner Somewhat Disappointing

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from Whitney TX

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable When Upright
  • Nice Looking Chair

Cons

  • Not Comfortable Reclined
  • We Migrate To Sofa

Best Uses

  • Medium Rooms
  • Small Rooms

Comments about Ekornes Stressless Consul Chair and Ottoman:

Have wanted an Ekornes Stressless recliner for 7-8 years after enjoying one in a friend's home. Finally decided to order one and I may have chosen the wrong style for our comfort. The head portion requires my husband to use a neck pillow. I find the reclined position awkward, difficult to enjoy -- certainly not one I could fall asleep in.The chair itself if beautiful. Very high quality. We are happy with the leather, the look of the chair and footstool. But it's just not the right chair for comfort. I believe another model would have worked better for us.

It was a Christmas gift for my husband, but he is not comfortable sitting in it, so he does not. I enjoy it in an upright position, but when I really want to relax, I move onto the sofa to put my feet up. I am certain that all Stressless recliners are not like this and would love the opportunity to exchange it for a more conmfortable model.It's a major purchase and one I did not make lightly and now we are disappointed.

Service and delivery comments:

When I ordered chair, online site said 3-4 week delivery. I had planned it as a Christmas gift but it arrived in about 8 weeks.

Customer service always answered my inquiries promptly and courteously. Delivery service was great and the chair was in perfect condition.

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  • Family Young Kids

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

High Class Chair

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from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ekornes Stressless Consul Chair and Ottoman:

      I use it in my office to study and read books and music scores. It reclines perfectly and I can rest my head. The cream leather is beautiful and rich and the stitching elegant.
      When I get up it goes smoothly back into an upright position without having to do anything.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was quick and easy and super professional. I think it took a total of 5 minutes. The chair was in perfect condition, and they got it in the room without scratching it or my door frames.

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      • Single Female

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My second Ekornes recliner - love it!

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      from NYC

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable
      • Ergonomic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Rooms
        • Medium Rooms

        Comments about Ekornes Stressless Consul Chair and Ottoman:

        I use this recliner for reading, writing, tv-watching, and resting - it is fully adjustable for all these uses. Excellent back and neck support. I have had one in the apartment living room for 3 years and it's still in excellent shape. I bought a second for my home office so I can take breaks from sitting in front of the computer.

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        • Couple No Kids

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        Shipping & Delivery

        Inside Delivery: $143.60 per item

        In home delivery is a great way to have large and fragile items delivered inside your home or office! When your order reaches the local station in your area, the delivery agent will call to schedule a day and time specific appointment. The item will be delivered by two trained furniture movers and placed inside your room of choice (includes a flight of stairs).

        Product Q&A


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

        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 Consul Chair is included with your purchase.

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        • Q:

          Do you make or suggest (short of having a pillow made specially to utilize the velcro strips) a lumbar pillow that could be inserted inside the back of the large Vegas Chair (which I already own and love) that would stay in place? I have tried pillows and rolled up towels placed under the covering, but where I really need the extra support is right where the lower strip of velcro is located. Please advise, and thank you for making such quality pieces.
          Asked on 2/10/2018 by Rob from MT

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          • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

            A:

            We do not make or suggest any lumbar pillow to accomplish what you need. We can, however, sell you the Ekornes leather of fabric you need to make one locally. Please reach out to our sales team for pricing at 888.467.6278.

            Answered on 2/12/2018 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
        • Q:

          What is the max weight capacity of stress less recliners?
          Asked on 8/23/2014 by frank

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            Stressless Recliners are weight tested for up to 350lbs.

            Answered on 8/27/2014 by Caroline from Smart Furniture
        • Q:

          Do all Stressless lounge chairs support in the same way? I'm considering the Consul or the Sunrise medium. Am I going to get the same support from the Consul as I would in the Sunrise? Thanks.
          Asked on 7/16/2014 by Marilyn from United States

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            A:

            All Stressless recliners have the same internal frame but different levels of padding. Essentially, the more expensive the chair the more padding and leather.

            Answered on 7/17/2014 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
        • Q:

          We have misplaced the directions for our Stressless chair. How do we change the position of the headrest? Pulling the headrest forward did not release anything so that we can make it move back so that the chair can be flat.
          Asked on 2/12/2014 by Climber from Atlanta, GA

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          • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

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            It can be tricky, here's the skinny: while sitting in the chair and reclining back, reach both hands behind your head to grasp the top of the headrest (not the sides) and try to keep your arms close to your head (elbows pointed forward). Essentially you want to do a "half sit up" or "crunch" and pull the top of the headrest forward then release and you should feel the headrest lay flat back to a sleep position. Call us if you have issues. 888.467.6278

            Answered on 2/12/2014 by Melanie from SmartFurniture.com
        • Q:

          can you adjust the lumbar on the stressless recliner? Are the knobs on the side only to adjust the reclining effort of the chair?
          Asked on 9/5/2011 by Anonymous

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          • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

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            No, the lumbar is passive and not adjustable. Each chair is different with the impact of the lumbar support so visit our showroom (or one near you) and try them all out. You are correct on the knobs.

            Answered on 9/5/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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        Warranty

        Frame: warranted for 10 years
        Foam casings: warranted for 5 years
        Wood base: warranted for 5 years
        Leather/fabric: warranted for 1 year

        Ekornes guarantees the internal mechanism of our recliners for a period of 10 years from the date of purchase of the product. The 10 year guarantee covers the Plus system and the internal metal frame, including the metal springs and gliding system. It does not cover damage to leather or woodwork or any faults or damage caused by the use of the product other than in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations, as well as any faults or damage arising from any repairs made by any persons not authorized by the manufacturer.