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.