It may be surprising learn that Ekornes started life, not as an upholstery furniture company, but as a spring producer. They developed techniques to improve connection and performance. This would prove to be particularly advantageous in mattress manufacture, for which it was intended, and also later in 1947 when they began manufacturing furniture.
Rising from these early days when Ekornes produced a small range of wooden frame chairs, with a soft fabric covering, to emerge as shining example of how to be a leading brand in todays furniture market. To see the Ekornes collections, visit our showroom in Canterbury and find Lenleys' latest Stressless Studio on the first floor.
Large suppliers like Ekornes, can impact the environment quite substantially, fortunately Ekornes have taken a very positive pro-active stance. Participating in the UN’s Global Compact initiative taking responsibilities associated with manufacture and distribution. This is a voluntary scheme in which members commit to implementing ten principles in the areas of employees' rights, human rights, combating corruption, and sustainable production that protects the environment. This scheme covers the workers and adds a level of trust, care and support to ensure while a clean, safe and healthy environment remains common place, no employees are exploited as a result of working for Ekornes. Achieving ISO 14001 Environmental System Certification at all factory sites. In todays throw away world it is very pleasing to know that companies like Ekornes care about the environment and the long term effects, while producing extremely high quality furniture.
We have proudly been displaying Stressless for many years and our team of advisors have been highly trained over this time, to become experts in Ekornes and the Stessless collection. We have a large collection of Stressless chairs available to try in store, and for more specific purchases our team can help you, with access to the entire Ekornes catalogue.
21st century life is inherently busy, we are always on the go, which makes any free time incredibly precious. Stressless understands this concept better than most, and their products can offer consistently perfect posture and support. Ekornes have invested a huge amount of time in understanding the science of how our bodies move, in order to discover the most effective support construction, to create the most comfortable and unique furniture possible.
Ultimately, despite all the complexity throughout the design process, the experience of sitting and relaxing in great comfort, can only be yours to judge. To help over the last 60 years, millions of customers have already shown their approval, often becoming repeat customers. Why not stop by Lenleys and take the Stressless seat test yourself, we're sure you'll be impressed.
Whether you have a home office or need something extra comfortable for your main place of work, Stressless have options that will make any office, a more comfortable place.
A majority of the main chair collection, have office chair versions, so if you have a favourite chair from the collection and you're looking to repeat this comfort in the work place, then have a look at this link: Stressless Office
For a quick example lets look at the Stressless Mayfair Office Chair:
Appearance wise, Stressless Mayfair will have most of the design elements from the main lounge version. Its cushioning is extra supple and comfortable, making this chair one of the most popular. Comprising of a steel frame, set with Flexo-springs, which provides a durable build, perfect for everyday use. Moulded polyurethane cold-cure foam with Comfort Zones offering your body exactly the right amount of support, and this is topped with plush polyester fibres for that gentle touch of luxury.
Attention to detail is what makes Ekornes stand out from the crowd, blending and infusing extremely durable materials with expert precision. It has take years of development along with millions of euros invested, in bespoke facilities to create the finest quality furniture available from Norway.
The practical application really needs to be experienced as describing how these wonderful pieces of furniture work, does not allow for the emotional connect of physically sitting down and relaxing, adjusting the seat angle or back projection and popping your feet up on the specially designed footstool. To enjoy this experience, why not visit Lenleys of Canterbury, park up free of charge in our customer parking area, stroll through the main entrance, walk straight over to the Stressless studio, relax into the wonderful, comfortable world of Ekornes.
For Ekornes, being green is more than a fleeting claim. Respecting the environment is a well known value, which is an integral part of Norwegian culture. Rightly believing that Norway needs to retain all the natural beauty they are lucky enough to be surrounded by, respectfully protecting the hard work of those who came centuries before Ekornes. This connection to the land and sea gives them more reason to preserve those crystal clear waters and maintain the majestically beautiful mountains and surrounding landscape. Without this regal terrain, they would not be who they are, which makes preserving the environment extremely important, protecting, past, present and also helping support the future.
All of which means Ekornes actively seek out green materials, using things like, water-based paints and lacquers. The main goal is to build products with a minimal ecological footprint, whilst ensuring they last for decades. Furniture that is durable will reduce the need for replacements, meaning you can do your part to protect the future.
Ekornes introduced the Stressless Furniture in 1971. The concept was to design reclining functionally to improve support and comfort. The basic idea was to supply a TV-recliner chair. The result would revolutionise comfort and functionality, and soon became a huge success far beyond Norway. By 1991, the collection had already been received globally and Stressless launched the patented Plus™ system. This provided the correct neck and lumbar support in every position, Stressless® became known as the ultimate recliner supplier. In 1996, sofas had been added with motion options and the now famous recliner chairs, were given a boost by including up to 3 sizes in each collection. As the world changed, the TV has become more a home theatre and in 2003 Stressless produced its first a tailor made, home theatre range.
Whether you are looking to create a home theatre room or more simply create a super comfortable TV viewing area, Stressless has a wide range of options available. With the advent of Ultra HD TV, 3D & Blue ray DVD players that have instant access to your favourite viewing options, via the internet. Time spent enjoying these entertaining marvels, needs to be relaxing, enjoyable and practical. Stressless have this covered with comfortable seating arrangements that have glide seat and back functions, along with great lumbar support, adjustable headrests and even flat surface armrests which are ideal for snacks and drinks, perfect when you need to settle down for some binge watching of the latest box sets or a great movie.
Ekornes have been excellent innovators of comfortable furniture and to help you gain more from this beautiful collection of sofas and chairs, the Stressless ranges have some well thought out carefully designed accessories.
These match chairs in styling, they incorporate multi-point adjustable tops to help find the perfect angle for leg support. Other foot rest options come as an ottoman, this means not only can it be used as extra seat or foot rest, but also, flip open the top and you’ll discover an ideal storage solution.
Coffee and Lamp Tables:
Stunning collection of tables combining all the elements you find in the sofas and chairs. Wood, Metal and Glass formed into wonderfully designed styles that compliment and enhance the main furniture collection. Coffee tables often have addition storage areas, beautifully formed for function and looks. Side tables with functional facets such as extendable heights and surface tilt options, to provide extra work space or an ideal spot for snacks and drinks.