Answering the question – Stressless furniture
What is Stressless Furniture?
I found myself asking the very same question when I happened across the words, so I wondered, what IS Stressless furniture? Am I missing something here? Is it furniture that relieves stress? If so, then sign me up!
My curiosity piqued, I decided to find out. So I went to the source of all knowledge, and I googled it. Here’s what I found:
“Stressless is one of the most famous comfort furniture brands, and is manufactured by Ekornes in Norway. Design, function and comfort are at the heart of the Stressless furniture concept.
The sofas, recliners and office chairs they build feature unique functions found nowhere else like their Plus™ System, which gives you perfect lumbar and neck support, and the Glide System that follows your body’s movements to adjust your leather recliner to the perfect position.” – credit, circlefurniture.com
Ah, ok. It’s a brand of furniture. It is apparently supposed to be both comfortable and less stressful on your body. And then I checked out the prices…wow.
The most popular piece of Stressless furniture from the research I’ve done seems to be the reclining swivel chair with ottoman. While it does look quite comfy, that price is…well, stressful.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s a great concept. But those prices are pretty steep. If you have the money to burn, go for it! I’m pretty sure this would be a little pricey for the average household.
So then I thought to myself, what would an average person with an average budget do if they wanted a chair like this, but still wanted to be able to afford groceries?
I went back to the source of all knowledge, of course. Once the answer to my question, ‘what is Stressless furniture‘ was answered, I decided to see if there were cheaper versions that were fairly similar.
I found tons of results! It actually became quite overwhelming, so I slowly started to narrow down my search. I ended up finding both sofas and chairs that were very similar, at a MUCH more affordable price.
This of course, led to more questions. Was this furniture just as comfy? What kind of ratings do they have?
I continued my research until I found similar furniture with great ratings and reviews. The overall consensus with the majority of buyers seems to be that the alternative furniture is quite comfortable.
Here’s what I found:
In my quest to find the answer to ‘what is Stressless furniture’, I found some amazing deals on some much more price practical imposters.
There are several places you can find the Stressless furniture lookalikes. I browsed the internet and found the ones with the best reviews, that were most similar to the original version.
Find #1 –
The first one I found is this Flash Furniture leather recliner with ottoman and swiveling base.
I found this one on Amazon, for an amazing price. There are hundreds of reviews, and it seems to be a great chair at a great value. It features adjustable reclining, ball bearing swiveling base, and boasts comfort and durability.
Bonus – If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you may qualify for free shipping!
Find #2 –
Made of bonded leather and birch wood, this is also a full swivel recliner, with an adjustment knob and position lock feature.
The neutral taupe color would go well with almost any decor.
Find #3 –
If you’re looking for a more traditional style recliner chair, I also found this Divano Roma Furniture electric leather recliner. Yeah…it’s power operated! I didn’t even know they made chairs with electric power options. Pretty cool.
I was amazed at the price of this unique recliner, especially all of the positive reviews it has. This power recliner allows for full vertical positioning, with little effort.
It’s made of bonded leather, and is overstuffed for maximum comfort. I’m impressed with this chair, from the price and features, to the quality and great reviews!
Find #4 –
There is another company that competes with the Stressless brand furniture, called Fjords. Their furniture is probably as close as you can get to the Stressless brand, as far as quality and comfort.
I found a great article comparing the differences between the Stressless and Fjords recliners, if you’d like to check it out!
They also sell a matching love seat and recliner in this design. You can choose from a variety of different colors, and they also have options for both leather and fabric upholstery.
While the price is still a little higher than what I would normally be willing to pay, it’s more affordable than the Stressless furniture. I do also like the fact that it’s quite customizable.
In finding this particular brand, I then wanted to see if it could be found elsewhere at a lower price. So, further down the rabbit hole I went…
Find #5 –
I found this Fjords reclining chair with great reviews, at what I’d consider a reasonable price, considering the prices of some of the others. This brand can be found on multiple sites, but I found the best deal for this one on Amazon.
The Fjords recliner chair with ottoman seems to be quite a popular alternative to the Stressless furniture brand. It comes in multiple colors and styles, and you can even choose the wood finish with certain models.
It is an ergonomically designed chair that is said to provide continuous support and comfort. Its purpose is to prevent your legs and back from getting tired, it relaxes your body, and enables your blood to circulate more freely.
If you are specifically interested in the Stressless Furniture brand, I found this video that shares a little bit of information about their recliners, and what makes them so popular.
Final Thoughts –
In my search for an answer to my question, ‘what is Stressless furniture’, I ended up learning something new (I love it when this happens!).
I also discovered that a lot of times, you can find something close to what you’re looking for while saving a ton of money!
All of these chairs are very stylish and look very comfortable. If you’re looking to purchase one of these swivel recliners, be sure to check out the reviews and specs to help find the one that’s right for you!
I would love for you to share your experience with a Stressless or Fjords brand chair, or one of the lookalike versions! It always helps to have a firsthand review before you buy!
Hopefully you’ve found this information helpful, and if you have other questions I’d be happy to help you find the answers!
See you in the next post!