Spending a few hours testing out Stressless luxury leather recliners and sofas by Ekornes is becoming a much anticipated Tidy Away Today tradition so we were really excited to get an invite to attend the launch of their 2016 range.
It also meant that we would be revisiting one of our favourite London venues, the Skyloft at Altitude London, a warehouse style loft space with stunning wrap-around views of London.
Scandinavian design is synonymous with outstanding quality and taste, so it was no surprise to hear that Ekornes have had a great 2015 here in the UK and that their “Signature Base” (launched at the beginning of the year) has been a massive success. As well as looking sleek and stylish, this base allows the recliner to rock back and forth. Recline and rock. Yes please. Add a matching footstool and that’s me done for the day, I’m afraid.
Talented designers, engineers, dedicated craftsmen and cutting edge technology all combine at the state-of-the-art Ekornes factory located in a beautiful Norwegian Fjord. As a result, the Stressless brand oozes Nordic cool, quality and sophistication, so we expected to be impressed with the new range, but wow. Just WOW. New styles, a new leather & yet more innovation from this forward-thinking company.
The new “Global Collection” looks amazing. A range of luxury leather recliners, sofas and some unbelievably comfy office chairs.
There is an exclusive full grain semi-aniline leather available from 2016. Called “Noblesse” (it sounds even better in Norwegian) it looks and feels stunning and is available in seven colours.
After testing it out several times, to the point where I was probably hogging it a little, I’m pretty sure that the new Stressless Live luxury leather recliner will be hugely popular when it becomes available next year. As well as the super smooth recline it has the new LegComfort system. A light touch extends the padded footrest, which is cleverly concealed under the seat. It felt like my legs were just suspended in mid-air, effortlessly supported and really, really comfortable.
But don’t just take my word for it, you need to experience a Stressless leather recliner to fully appreciate the level of comfort and craftsmanship. For more information about the Stressless collections and to find your local stockist, head to the Ekornes website.