Since 1934 Ekornes has been filling homes all around the world with comfort. This has made Stressless® one of the best known brands in the furniture industry. Their passion for details and innovative solutions gives your body the best possible sitting experience, and at the same time provide your living room with an impressive appearance.
There's a reason Stressless is most desirable and comfortable recliner in the world. Well, actually at Recliner Store, we count five key reasons:
1. Neck & Back Support
Anyone who's sat in a Stressless chair has felt the perfectly balanced neck and lumbar support. Whether you're upright or reclined, the head and lower back are continually held in a natural, ergonomic position.
As you lean back in a Stressless recliner, the headrest automatically adjusts to keep your eyes forward and your head in the optimal position. You don't have to reposition your head and strain your neck, as you do in most recliners. And when you're ready for a nap, the headrest is easily repositioned into a flat sleep position.
Ekornes, the maker of Stressless furniture, calls this the Plus System. The steel frame and flexo springs keep your body aligned, regardless of your weight or body type. And they're also highly durable, which is why all Stressless recliners come with a 10-year guarantee on the internal mechanism.
This ergonomic design is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association: "The average person spends a great deal of time sitting in chairs and sofas. Therefore, it is very important to choose furnishings that are built using sound ergonomic principles. Ekornes uses those very principles and that is why the ACA is proud to endorse Stressless® seating by Ekornes," said Dr. Donald J. Krippendorf, President of the American Chiropractic Association.
2. Find Your Size
We all come in different shapes and sizes, so when it comes to personal comfort you need to freedom to choose the right size for your body type. Most Stressless recliner styles come in three different sizes, some in two sizes, allowing you to find the one that fits your frame.
When selecting a Stressless size, consider your height and weight. The larger recliners in each design family have taller backs and wider seats. If you're particularly tall, we recommend a recliner with a height-adjustable headrest (Vegas, or Magic families).
Stressless by Ekornes was the first recliner on the market to offer sizes, based on the principle that people with different body types need to have different chair sizes to sit comfortably.
3. Three Layers of Padding
In between the steel frame and upholstery of your Stressless recliner are three layers of cushioning. Cold-cured foam is molded directly over the steel frame. On top of that is an additional layer of softer foam. The third layer, just below the upholstery, is a super-soft polyester fiber that cushions your body and ensures an attractive look.
Another consideration is firmness. Some people like their recliners firm, some like their recliners soft. It's a matter of taste. And fortunately, Stressless recliners offer different firmness profiles.
For those preferring softer chairs, we recommend: the Vegas, Spirit, Royal or Magic families. For those preferring firmer chairs, we recommend: the Ambassador, Pacific, Taurus or Jazz families. In the perfect middle of firmness is the Kensington, Eagle, Sunrise or Oxford families.
4. 360° Swivel
The designers of Stressless chairs recognize that movement is essential to comfort. Even while seated, your body doesn't stay long in one position. So ergonomic seating needs move with you.
The swiveling 360° Stressless base allows you to adjust the seating position with a slight push of your foot. At the same time, the streamlined double-stem base makes Stressless the most stable of all swiveling recliners. The trademarked design is only available with Stressless.
5. Versatile Ottoman
The free-standing ottoman included with every Stressless recliner is an essential part of the design. The surface of the ottoman -- just like the surface of the the recliner seat -- gently glides forward as you recline. This keeps your legs in a naturally curved position, so their weight is supported with out any strain. The movement of the ottoman also allows different body types to be supported, regardless of weight or height.
And if you need an extra seat, simply lock the ottoman in place, and it becomes a stationery stool. The Stressless ottoman also contains a large storage space for your leather care kit or anything else.