Ekornes

We have the Largest In-Stock Showroom Selection of Stressless Recliners, Chairs, Ekornes Sofas, Ottomans, Accessories and More.

 

From Fjord to Home: the Story of Ekornes

Crafting furniture is wound deeply in our Nordic roots and tells the story of who we are. It is a craftsmanship perfected by our families over time. We cherish its impact on our heritage and lift it up with pride. Fine furniture is an art passed down from generation to generation with a rich history of trials and tribulations. After all, designing the most comfortable seating in the world did not just happen overnight. 

Creating the ultimate comfort experience has taken decades to perfect. Born from necessity and opportunity, Sykkylven is the epicenter of Norway’s furniture manufacturing industry and home to Ekornes for more than 80 years. The town’s magnificent land with breathtaking views and serene natural beauty is where a revolution of Scandinavian design began.

The practice of building fine Norwegian furniture was the outcome of lineage rights in this small farming community. It all started with second sons. These were the sons who would not inherit the family farm and were left with no way to provide for families of their own. The second sons took their position in stride and learned to pave the way for themselves. They were nimble, innovative and extremely creative.

These practical thinkers left the land in the hands of their older brothers. They took the resources they had and went inside to the barns where they started building furniture. They became designers and engineers, played with art and science and over time they mastered the clean, streamlined and functional designs iconic to Norwegian home décor.

To their surprise, they created a shift in their community’s economy. Furniture shops popped up along the fjord where Sykkylven sits turning the farm community into the heart of Norwegian furniture manufacturing. They started a revolution forever changing their coastal town.

Like Sykkylven’s second sons, our founder, Jens Ekornes, combined practical knowledge with functional design to create furniture perfectly engineered for the human body. His innovative thinking created a spiral effect of impressive design and luxurious seating for decades to come.

Today, Ekornes is the largest furniture manufacturer in the Nordic region and continues to produce its products at home in Sykkylven to preserve a history of which we are so proud. We leverage the same practices taught to us by our great grandparents. By pairing the perfected processes of generations ago with modern enhancements and technological advancements, we continue to create a product of luxury, quality and class.

At the end of the day we hang our hats on knowing we are part of a tradition of transforming the way we relax. The designs, the craftsmanship and the attention to detail has evolved and grown to become the most comfortable seating in the world. From our house to yours, we bring you a perfected piece of history.

Materials

Under the surface of supple leather and cozy fabric lies true engineering genius. From multifaceted sets of springs to foam that contours to your body, every aspect that goes into a piece of Stressless furniture is deliberately assembled to bring you an unparalleled seating experience. Understanding the science of comfort and movement fueled our innovative spirit and desire to design the most comfortable, unique furniture in the world.

Beginning with a core built with rigid European beech, wood workers create sturdy bases with elegant curves and our distinctive swivel ring. The wood is then stained to sheer perfection and inspected to eliminate flaws.

Atop this solid base is a complex system of springs, foam and one continuous steel rod to support the entire structure. The intricate arrangement of springs includes the ultimate flexible lumbar spring in the Plus™ System, which cradles the back, neck and head for the optimal support in any recline position. The single steel rod base is created with a unique cold bending process. The process is more difficult, but it makes the product more durable.

Next, we layer foam to create the softest, most conforming seat possible. Our Comfort-Zones™ foam is molded directly over the steel base with perforations that ensure identical air pockets. This consistency ensures the foam’s ventilation and a long lasting cushion. Two more layers of foam are fashioned above that to ensure the seat is protected and fully functional.

Top-grain leather is extensively tested for color consistency, durability and elasticity.  These hides, coming from the world’s finest tanneries, are then cut and stretched over the foam and sewn by our own seamstresses.

After robots expertly construct each part of the furniture, each section is assembled by hand, completing the process with extensive inspection to ensure the highest quality products – an added level of devotion required when creating the world’s smartest and most comfortable furniture.

From our factory to your home, these pieces were developed with inspired engineering to make sure that our newest chair becomes your favorite chair.


Ekornes Stressless Chair and Recliner Products

At the International Design Center, surround yourself with style with a fusion of quality and contemporary appeal. As a leading furniture store in Minneapolis, we offer a vast selection of European modern design including renowned line of Ekornes furniture.

Ekornes Furniture Options

With the largest selection of Ekornes in Minnesota, our gallery includes the widest variety of recliners, sofas, office chairs, and tables.

Introducing the Stressless The Innovators Of Comfort™

Introduced in 1934, the Ekornes Stressless recliner is specifically designed to Work in harmony with the motion of your body by giving you support exactly where you need it. The innovative design of the Stressless has made it the most ergonomic recliner in the furniture industry for more than four decades.

The pieces created by Ekornes will provide you with the most luxurious of leisure time with the ultimate level of relaxation. Ekornes chairs and sofas are designed to bring timeless style to your home.

Stressless Plus™ System is a design innovation that supports each individual’s needs of style and relaxation. With a passion for quality, detail and functional solutions, Ekornes allows you to customize for your own personal comfort and design aesthetic.

Contact One of our Helpful and Knowledgeable Designers

Whether you are looking for an Ekornes Stressless sofa, chair, or recliner, our modern Ekornes furniture offers an extensive variety to choose from, along with exceptional customer service. Visit our showroom today or call us at 612.341.3441 to inquire about any of our wide selection of products.