When it comes to finding the right mid-century recliner for your living space, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with the vast array of luxury options that are available on the market today.
In the world of luxury recliners and furniture, there is a plethora of choices that all profess luxury and comfort, but which of these luxury brands are the best?
Here, we’ll present some differentiating factors for Ekornes Stressless recliners in a side-by-side comparison to help you decide which luxury recliners are right for your home.
Ekornes Stressless: A History of Quality
The first reason we love the quality of Ekornes Stressless recliners is their rich history of making comfort a priority. Founded in 1971, Ekornes Stressless started with one goal in mind: to make a luxurious mid-century recliner that met the body at each of its stress points to relieve back pain and create a seating experience like no other.
By 1980, Ekornes Stressless was an unprecedented success in the furniture industry and had made their luxury recliners a near-household name. From then on, Ekornes Stressless recliners have been the industry standard of relaxation and indulgent comfort. Continuing to pioneer new innovations in luxury furniture, Ekornes grew to be a giant of industry.
Throughout all their growth, Ekornes Stressless still maintains their roots of creating luxury recliners and sofas that offer both a cloudlike seating experience and a back relieving place of rest. You can read the full history of Ekornes Stressless and see how their ingenuity in luxury design has built them into the best in show for mid-century recliners.
Engineered for Ergonomic Ecstacy
Woven throughout the rich history of luxury, Ekornes Stressless recliners have a pattern of remarkable engineering effort that adheres to the highest standards of ergonomic integrity. Designing a recliner that holds your back and hips in an effortless comfort is no small task and requires a brilliant understanding of comfort and anatomy.
With seamless design, the cleverness of Ekornes Stressless recliners perfectly conceal the massive amount of thought and care that has gone into the creation of these luxury recliners. It truly is remarkable how it perfectly supports your spine to feel weightless and without pressure or pain.
Designing the pinnacle of comfort to perfection has taken years of creativity, brilliance, and endurance. The prodigious intelligence that has been applied to the creation of these luxury recliners is outstanding and truly noteworthy.
The best way to experience the effort of an engineering genius is to sit down in one. From the moment you take a seat in an Ekornes Stressless chair, you will feel the difference the decades of design and craftsmanship can make for your comfort and relaxation.
Why Ekornes Stressless Recliners are Worth the Price
A key factor in finding the perfect mid-century recliner for your living space is the cost. While a luxury recliner is not something you purchase everyday, you certainly want to do your research on which piece of furniture will be the best fit for you. With the cost being a major deciding factor for most buyers, they want to be certain that their investment is well-placed and their purchase will last for years. We believe that an Ekornes Stressless recliner is worth every dollar you spend on it and here is why.
1. Ekornes Stressless recliners offer superior comfort and are designed to engineering perfection.
The years of thought and design that have gone into these stand as a testimony to their luxury comfort and ergonomic design. From the supple touch of the leather and fabrics, to the gentle curvature of the wings and back supports, every inch of these recliners exude opulence and mid-century elegance. With incredible comfort and design, Ekornes Stressless recliners are engineered to be the ultimate seating experience and an innovator of luxury.
2. Quality materials inspire quality comfort.
German engineering meets high-quality materials to create the pinnacle in luxury. Using nothing but the highest-grade materials, Ekornes creates their Stressless recliners to be well crafted and long lasting. Their philosophy is that if you want to build something of quality, it deserves to be done to the best of your ability and made with the best materials. The Ekornes Stressless recliners prove that philosophy ten times over and stand as testament to the outstanding use of high-end materials and flawless execution.
3. The variety of styles and sizes make individualized comfort a reality.
The numerous options that are available for Ekornes Stressless recliners means that you are able to find the perfect recliner to match both your style and individual body type. With a plethora of style choices from wood finish to metallic tones, fabrics, and quality leathers in brilliant colors and neutral tones, the style and expression options are nearly limitless.
The Ekornes Stressless recliners are crafted to feel and look noteworthy from every angle. The wood finishes on the base and armrests speak to the classic design choices, bold style, and individualized self-expression. In addition to the fabulous colors and options, you also have the options of sizes to support your body type, making these recliners as unique as you.
4. Feel weightless as you recline.
From the moment you sit back in an Ekornes Stressless recliner, you will feel the way that your back, neck, and legs are truly supported and cradled in just the right way to feel relaxed. Taking a load off in one of these spectacular recliners feels like the comfort and personal oasis that you need after a long day. With cloudlike comfort, you can feel you care, drifting your daughter away as you immerse yourself into the lap of luxury.
5. The ergonomic perfection relieves back strain.
One of the most compelling reasons that Ekornes Stressless recliners are worth the price is that the ergonomic engineering meets every expectation for luxury comfort and then goes far beyond. The standard for ergonomic perfection, the Stressless recliners hold your weight at just the right points to enable perfect relaxation and effortless rest. If you suffer from back pain, you know that the right chair can make all the difference.
6. The ease of operation.
Again, here is where the years of innovative design come into play and truly impress. At the lightest touch, Ekornes Stressless recliners respond to your movement to ease you into a recline or move back to a sitting upright position. With options for manual or electronic motion controls, Ekornes places finding the perfect position for ultimate relaxation right at your fingertips.
7. They will be an heirloom piece that stands the test of time.
Another testament to their worth is that these recliners will last a remarkably long time. Crafted with quality materials such as Top-Grain leather, solid beech, and a single steel rod, the components that build Stressless recliners will all hold their form, qualities, and endure the test of time.
8. They are less expensive than Eames.
When you compare Ekornes vs. Eames recliners, the Ekornes Stressless recliners are much less costly than the Eames options.
9. They boast a classic mid-century recliner design.
This stylistic couture design is reminiscent of Scandinavian beauty and luxury. These are some of the most visually striking mid-century recliners on the market and will leave you with a sense of awe from the instant you lay eyes on them. Designed to be pleasing to look at from every perspective, Ekornes Stressless recliners are a centerpiece of any living space.
10. They offer maximum adjustability
With the ability to adjust at several points, set your specified tension, and find the right position, an Ekornes Stressless recliner will completely adjust to hold you in the perfect position. With everything from neck support and lumbar adjustment, you can truly find the perfect position for your ultimate relaxation and personalized comfort.
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Stressless vs. Eames
Comparing some of the other luxury recliners there are some distinct differences that make Stressless recliners a cut above the rest. One of these other brands is Eames. Creating their first mid-century recliner, the Eames Chair, in the 1950’s, Charles and Ray Eames launched their luxury recliner line and grew in popularity.
Though Eames is a very well-known and loved option for mid-century recliners, there are some definitive differences between Ekornes Stressless recliners vs. Eames chairs. Some of those difference are:
- Cost: Eames chairs are more expensive than Stressless. Though the Eames chairs and the Stressless recliners are both extremely luxurious in mid-century design, the Ekornes Stressless chairs are more cost effective than the Eames Chair.
- Features: Stressless recliners have features that Eames does not offer. Most of the Ekornes Stressless recliners are going to feature a footrest, lumbar support, and a backrest, whereas the Emes Chair will not have these luxuries.
- Armrests: Stressless recliners have better armrests than the Eames Chairs. Several Ekornes Stressless recliner reviews note that the armrests on a Stressless chair are perfectly positioned for maximum comfort. The Eames Chair reviews often note the armrests infer differing opinions.
- Adjustment: Stressless recliners offer more options for adjusting seat position. The Ekornes Stressless recliners offer more unique configurations and adjustable positions than the Eames chairs. With this range of motion, the Ekornes Stressless recliners allow for better flexibility, personalized comfort, and a better position for you to relax into.
- Durability: In general, Ekornes Stressless recliners last longer than Eames Chairs. The quality craftsmanship and high-end materials that are used to create Ekornes Stressless recliners means that these luxury recliners are built to last. When you want to build the best mid-century recliner in the world, it truly pays off to use superior materials. In addition to the high-quality materials, the Ekornes Stressless recliners are designed to perfection so that you can enjoy unparalleled comfort.
- Comfort: Stressless chairs are arguably more comfortable. Most Stressless furniture reviews indicate that Stressless recliners have superior comfort when compared to Eames chairs.
Though Eames certainly has features that some may be looking for, overall, the Ekornes takes the first prize. With its stunning design, a wide range of motion for adjustable positions, awe-inspiring comfort, and quality materials and ergonomic relief, Ekornes Stressless recliners are truly a masterclass in indulgent comfort and luxurious design. When you place Stressless vs. Eames, we feel that Stressless is not only our pick for the superior mid-century recliner, but is a clear standout among the other competitors.
Stressless vs. IMG
Another mid-century recliner brand that is often compared to Ekornes Stressless recliners is the Norwegian brand, IMG. IMG was founded in the steep mountains of Norway and was borne out of a similar vision to Ekornes; to make luxury, ergonomic furniture. Though there are similarities in the two brands such as mid-century design, luxury comfort, and Norwegian roots, there are a few differences that are noteworthy.
- Less Strain: The first major difference between Ekornes Stressless recliners and IMG recliners is that Stressless recliners often have more supporting structure in their design. The ergonomic features of the Stressless recliners have more points of contact on your back that help relieve back strain more effectively.
- Streamlined: Another major difference is the design style of the IMG recliners tends to be less streamlined than the Ekornes Stressless recliners. The squared off design of the IMG typically means that they will take up more space in your living area than the Stressless chairs. The sleekness of the Stressless Chairs means that your living space is not bogged down by bulkier furniture and can be a truly inspired space for you to relax.
- Support: The IMG recliners do not all offer head and neck support like the Stressless recliners offer. It really is the little that makes a huge difference in the seating experience and the lack of some of these features on the IMG chairs can certainly sway some to the Stressless options.
- Materials: The IMG chairs are often made from lesser materials and typically will not last as long as the Ekornes Stressless recliners. Unfortunately, using materials that are not meant to last as long will mean that the finished product can lack durability.
Though the cost for the IMG chairs is lower than the Ekornes Stressless recliners, overall, we feel that the Stressless recliner is an investment that will prove to be wiser in the long run.
When it comes to keeping your back unstrained and relaxed, it really is worth the investment to look at the Ekornes Stressless recliners opposed to the IMG options.
The Perfect Evening Starts with Ekornes Stressless
Picture this: you are getting home from a long day away from home and dropping your keys and bag at the door, you walk into your living room. You still have some time to relax before dinner and so you put on one of your favorite records, pour yourself a glass of wine, and sit down in an Ekornes Stressless recliner and start to feel the woes and stresses of the day start to gently melt away as you are immersed on cloudlike bliss.
You can feel your back is completely supported and you can finally relax. You set down your glass and start to recline further back for a quick nap before dinner. As you recline, your Stressless chair responds to your slightest movements to ease you into the ultimate napping position.
Within your own personal oasis, you doze into a well-deserved rest and breathe in deeply.
Though this picturesque scene is far from reality most days, a piece of this luxury could be a very real possibility by owning an Ekornes Stressless recliner. They are the perfect place to watch the television, enjoy a good book, or to catch an extra precious few minutes of rest.
When you sit in one of these spectacular recliners, you will feel both awed and amazed at how comfortable you feel. The quality materials and design make it worth the price, superior to other mid-century recliners, and an inspiring piece of luxury furniture.
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European Leather Gallery is proud to be one of the largest distributors of Ekornes Stressless recliners in the U.S. and would love to help bring that luxury into your home. The Ekornes Stressless is truly one of the top recliners our fine furniture experts have ever come across and we can confidently recommend them based on their undeniable style and unbelievable comfort. Contact our team to learn more about pricing and purchasing.