About Stressless

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Here at Housing Units, we are proud to be the leading Manchester stockist of the Stressless range by Ekornes.

We stock a full range of Stressless chairs and sofas and we deliver nationwide.  

Why not call or visit our store in Manchester to test the chairs and sofas for yourself and talk to our highly experienced team, or use the information and videos here on our website to find out more about the Stressless collections that we have to offer.


Expertly Crafted In Norway

Made in Sykkylen, Norway, every piece that bares the Stressless logo has been lovingly crafted with precision, from the finest materials, in the town that is the epicenter of Norway's furniture manufacturing industry. Surrounded by magnificent scenery and truly breath-taking landscapes, Sykkylen is the town that revolutionised Scandinavian design and it’s easy to see how, with its serene natural beauty that sparks the imagination.


The Stressless Story

First introduced in 1971

Stressless® chairs and sofas are designed to provide the very best comfort experience; offering market leading levels of comfort and performance, they soon became an international success.

In 1991

Plus™ System featuring a functional skeleton of springs was developed and introduced on the Stressless® models. This feature interprets your body's movements as you change positions to provide increased lumbar support.

In 1996

Ekornes became the first company to produce chairs in more than one size; taking into account that people with different builds need to have different chair sizes in order to sit comfortably, whilst providing great structure for posture and delivering holistic levels of inspired luxury.

In 2003

The Stressless® chair was recommended by the American Chiropractic Association, citing the comfort related principles on which the chair is built.   

Offering patented features that you wouldn't find on competitor recliners, Stressless® is still known as the ultimate, unrivalled recliner in today's market.

Stressless products are built to the highest standards and feature a 10-year warranty on the internal mechanism. No one builds a recliner like Stressless. 


Here at Housing Units, we are proud to be the leading Manchester stockist of the Stressless range by Ekornes.

We stock a full range of Stressless chairs and sofas and we deliver nationwide.

Why not call or visit our store in Manchester to test the chairs and sofas for yourself and talk to our highly experienced team or use the information and videos here on our website to find out more about the Stressless collections that we have to offer.

The Stressless Story

First introduced in 1971, Stressless® chairs and sofas are designed to provide the very best comfort experience offering market leading levels of comfort and performance, they soon became an international success.

In 1991, PlusSystem featuring a functional skeleton of springs was developed and introduced on the Stressless® models, this feature interprets your body's movements as you change positions to provide increased lumber support.

In 1996, Ekornes became the first company to produce chairs in more than one size; taking into account that people with different builds need to have different chair sizes in order to sit comfortably whilst providing great structure to posture and delivering holistic levels of inspired luxury.

And in 2003, the Stressless® chair was recommended by the American Chiropractic Association, citing the comfort related principles on which the chair is built.   

Offering patented features that you wouldn't find on competitor recliners, Stressless® is still known as the ultimate, unrivalled recliner in todays market.

Stressless products are built to the highest standards and feature a 10-year warranty on the internal mechanism. No one builds a recliner like Stressless. 

Best Sellers

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Classic Base

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Signature Base with Balance Adapt

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Mayfair
Signature Base with Balance Adapt

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Mayfair
Classic Base


A Choice of Innovative Mechanisms

 

Glide™ System

All Stressless® recliners feature the unique Plus™ and Glide™ systems, so you can lean back and get a comfortable reclining position in an extremely effortless manner, every time. Simply set the tension of the Stressless wheels and shift your body weight to recline and relax.

 


 

 

Glide™ System

 

All Stressless® recliners feature the unique Plus™ and Glide™ systems, so you can lean back and get a comfortable reclining position in an extremely effortless manner, every time. Simply set the tension of the Stressless wheels and shift your body weight to recline and relax. 




 

 

Plus™ System

 

Every Stressless® recliner features the unique Plus™ and Glide™ systems, so you can recline your chair to your own personal, optimum level of comfort with ease. The Plus™ System ensures that maximum support and comfort is delivered, especially for the neck and lumbar region, regardless of whether the chair is reclined or in the upright position. A simple hand movement activates the sleep function on the headrest, so you can relax and unwind in pure comfort. 


 

 

BalanceAdapt™ 

 

Experience a feeling of weightlessness with the unique BalanceAdapt™ feature. Adjusting the angle of the seat and back of the chair according to your body's movements, the BalanceAdapt™ function creates a subtle rocking movement and is responsive to even the slightest movement of your body, to offer a seating experience like no other. This feature is included on all chairs with the signature or star base.


 

 

Power™ System

 

Relax and unwind in further luxury with the Power System - Stressless' innovative, dual motorised comfort function. Operated by neatly concealed buttons, the Power™ System allows you to find your ideal position for total comfort, by a simple touch of a button. 

 


 

 

LegComfort™

 

Slim and elegant, the LegComfort is a motorised, integrated footrest concealed beneath the seat, which offers a practical, space saving alternative to the footstool. Operated by neatly concealed buttons, the LegComfort™ function allows you to adapt the degree of support that is provided for your legs and is easy to use.



A Choice Of Mechanisms

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Stressless Plus™ System

All Stressless® recliners feature the unique Plus™ System and Glide™ system, so you can lean back and get a comfortable reclining position in an extremley effortless manner. Adding further ease, this is achieved by a simple hand movement ensuring maximum comfort is maintained.



Signature Base with BalanceAdapt™ 

The upgraded Signature base is made of aluminium and wood for a truly modern day style. Experience a feeling of weightlessness and a subtle rocking movement with the unique BalanceAdapt™ feature. Also includes Plus™ system and Sleep Function.

Footstools For Added Leg Comfort

You spend hours in your chair, therefore it's important that your chair offers comfort, support and relaxation. Opt for a separate footstool or the unique LegComfort™ system. The Stressless footstool allows you to freely move the stool as you adjust to your position, and when not in use, the LegComfort™ system is concealed beneath the seat to provide a sense of tidiness and saves space within the room.

We keep many of the popular leather and wood finish options in-stock and these are available to purchase on our website. If you would prefer an alternative finish, please visit our store in Manchester and speak with one of our experts on our Stressless department to create the perfect chair for your home.

PALOMA

Paloma leather is a slightly corrected leather  with a combination of dyes and pigments that smooths down some of the grain pattern in the leather. The grain structure in Paloma leather may vary in some parts of the furniture and minor colour nuances may be visible, natural marks, insect bites and scars are all natural and will be seen in this leather.

Like other Stressless Leathers, a thin coat of lacquer provides Paloma leather some protection and simplifies cleaning, however, it should be noted that Paloma does not offer the same heavy duty quality and protection as Batick and Cori.

Paloma is a very popular choice due to its natural appearance, extra softness, good tear resitance and good colour fastness to light.

Leather Options

BATICK 

Batick leather has an easy-to-clean surface with a protective layer of lacquer to avoid defects of everyday wear and tear; ensuring the leather's durability.

Batick is resistant to fading, however, you may notice a slight change of colour over a period of time, due to exposure to light.

This style of leather has an almost 'pebbly' texture; the tones in this leather range have an almost 'matte' look and may seem to have a two tone appearance, due to Batick having a corrected, pigment improved finish.

If you're looking for an easy to maintain leather, Batick would be best suited, as this option offers simple cleaning and a favourable price.

NOBLESSE

Noblesse is one of the most exclusive and heaviest leather options offered by Stressless.

This leather is dyed through with a natural pebbled grain and structure, so natural marks will appear in this type of leather; minor colour nuances and blemishes may also be visible.

Like the other leathers from Stressless, Noblesse has been protected with a thin layer of top coat; however this type of leather is the most delicate.

This material is more absorbent than other options available, so is more likely to be affected by wear and tear, sunlight, heat and spills.

Regular cleaning and maintenance is important to ensure its attractive appearance is long lasting.

CORI

Cori is a corrected, pigment improved  leather. This type of leather is extremley hard wearing, protected with a layer of lacquer on its surface to avoid defects of everyday wear and tear, ensuring that this product has a long lasting durabillity.

This style of leather has an almost 'pebbly' texture; some colours may appear to possess a two tone effect.

Most of its natural marks have been removed, Cori also has a slight shine which adds depth and character to the surface.

We would recommend Cori leather to anybody that is looking for long lasting durable properties, a robust structure and a more exclusive, expensive look.

PALOMA

Paloma leather is a slightly corrected leather  with a combination of dyes and pigments that smooths down some of the grain pattern in the leather. The grain structure in Paloma leather may vary in some parts of the furniture and minor colour nuances may be visible, natural marks, insect bites and scars are all natural and will seen in this leather.

Like other Stressless Leathers, a thin coat of lacquer provides Paloma leather some protection and simplifies cleaning, however it should be noted that Paloma does not offer the same heavy duty quality and protection as Batick and Cori.

Paloma is a very popular choice due to its natural appearance, extra softness, good tear resitance and good colour fastness to light.

PIONEER

Pioneer leather is a luxurious, aniline pull-up leather with a full grain. Retaining the original full grain, this leather has a delicate finish offering light protection and has been treated with transparent dyes, waxes and oils to enhance its vivid colour, natural appearance and soft touch quality.

This leather will gain patina and age beautifully over time. Due to its natural quality, each piece of leather is completely individual and you will find variations in the structure, marks, colour nuances and skin blemishes.

Pioneer leather absorbs moisture easily and is vulnerable to spills, sunlight, heat and perspiration. Regular care and precautions are therefore important to maintain the luxurious and elegant look of this leather.

Caring For Your Leather

To help maintain the appearance of your leather, Stressless have specially designed some leather care kits for you to use to condition, protect and preserve the leather. It is recommended that the protective cream is applied to your leather when new to make the surface more resistant to stains. Using the cleaner once every 6 months is also recommended to help keep your leather looking its best and to ensure its longevity.


 

If leather is not what you are looking for, Stressless also offer a wide array of different fabrics to select from, including a soft, wool felt and a timeless, pure wool. All of these fabrics are durable, water and pile resistant and naturally breathable, which means they feel cool when it is hot and warm when it is cold, making Stressless fabrics both practical and appealing. Available in a variety of vivid contemporary colours and more classic neutral tones, you are sure to find what you’re looking for.

Speak with a member of our sales team or come in-store and speak with one of our highly knowledgeable experts on our Stressless department and create the perfect chair or sofa, in a fabric that suits your lifestyle, personal taste and home interior perfectly.

 

CALIDO

Exclusive in appearance, Calido is a wool felt fabric that feels soft-to-the-touch and comfortable against the skin. Available in a varied palette, with both warm neutrals and bold colours as options.

80% wool, 20% polyamide

CLOVER

Sustainable and classic, Clover is a wool fabric with a melange effect, which has been manufactured and meticulously woven with precision at a reclaimed Norwegian weaving mill, with long standing traditions. This fabric is cosy and soft, making it perfect for elevating the inviting, warm and homely feel of any interior. Available in an array of subdued colours, which are both modern and toned down in appearance.

70% wool, 30% viscose

YOREDALE

Soft and sustainable, Yoredale is a structured, British wool fabric inspired by nature. Soft and cosy in quality, this fabric is classic and perfect for enhancing the warm and welcoming atmosphere of any interior. Available in a variety of modern colours, with more vivid tones also being an option if you are looking to make a statement.

95% wool, 3% polyester, 2% polyamide

BEGONIA

Sumptuously smooth, Begonia is an Italian-made, medium length pile velour with a lustrous sheen. Irresistibly soft and silky in texture, yet hard-wearing and easy-to-clean in quality. Available in a select range of rich colours and more muted tones.

100% polyester

SILVA

Pure and timeless, Silva is a classic wool fabric that feels comfortable next to the skin. Available in a classic and subdued colour palette, with several different shades to choose from.

76% wool, 13% viscose, 6% polyamide, 5% linen

SILVA MOON

A classic wool fabric that is comfortable against the skin, the Silva Moon has all the same qualities as the Silva fabric, yet offers a unique touch with its cross-stitch effect pattern. Available in 3 different timeless shades, which are all muted and versatile in appearance.

61% wool, 21% viscose, 9% polyamide, 9% linen


Choose from a variety of colours for your Stressless furniture.

Stressless uses rotary-cut European beech for all moulded furniture components. Beech wood is highly durable and hard wearing. As Beech is a natural material, variations in pattern and texture results in each item of furniture being unique. Lightly steamed European beech is used for solid wood components, whilst boards of birch and spruce are used for interior wooden parts.

Wood Options

Depending on the model, you can choose fom Beech stained in the following colours: Walnut, Wenge, Black, Brown, Grey, Oak, Teak and White wash.


Stressless® Consul Recliner Chair

The Stressless Consul is a classic recliner made to fit any home and will always give you a warm welcome. Soft polyester fibres and molded foam with Comfort Zones gives it that extra touch of luxury and pleasing looks, making it both stylish and extremely comfortable.

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Stressless® Consul Recliner

The Stressless Consul is a classic recliner made to fit any home and will always give you a warm welcome. Soft polyester fibers and molded foam with Comfort Zones gives it that extra touch of luxury and pleasing looks.

We offer the Stressless Consul paired with the classic footstool and base, or you may decide to opt for a more modern, polished design by selecting the upgraded Siganture base.

The Signature base combines aluminium and wood for a truly contemporary look. Experience a feeling of weightlessness and a subtle and comfortable rocking movement with the unique BalanceAdapt™ feature. Also includes Plus™ system and Sleep Function. Adding further ease, the sleep function is actioned by a simple hand movement ensuring maximum comfort is maintained.

With the added BalanceAdapt™ functionality combined into the base so that they work as one unit, the recliners soft, comfortable tilt movement allows you to sink further back into the chair – enhancing your overall comfort.

*Available in small, medium and large*


Stressless® Emily Recliner Sofa

Create the perfect sofa for your home with the Stressless Emily range. Available as a chaise, corner group, sofa or chair, the Emily can be made to compliment your lifestyle and to fit the space you have available perfectly. Choose from either fixed or motorised seat modules for adjustable back and leg support and tailor the Emily collection to your personal preference.

Filled with soft polyester fibres and polyurethane foam, over responsive flexo springs, this sofa adapts to your body to deliver unrivalled support and comfort, in an inviting, modern design.

Browse the selection we have online or visit our store and speak with one of our Stressless experts to construct your perfect chaise sofa or corner group.


Stressless® Windsor Grey Leather 3 Seater Recliner Sofa 

Let the whole family join in on the comfort with a Stressless sofa.

With its cosmopolitan flare and bold chic design, the Stressless Windsor Grey Leather 3 Seater Recliner Sofa is sleek and has a high-end designer aesthetic.

The gentle curves and clean lines of this design complement one another perfectly, whilst the sumptuous seats and padded armrests ensure that the Windsor is an extremely comfortable seat.

Along with its patented Stressless Glide® System, each seat within this sofa can be reclined individually, making the Windsor superb for adapting to each individuals level of comfort.

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Stressless® Tokyo Recliner Chair

Effortlessly modern and embracing comfort, the Stressless Tokyo Recliner Chair & Stool boasts a slim, high-back and delivers the sublime comfort and unbeatable support that Stressless is well-known for. Flexo springs are nestled under layers of polyurethane foam and super-soft polyester fibres, to provide a responsive sit that adapts to your body’s movements to offer a comfort like no other.


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Stressless® Skyline Recliner

Enter into a whole new world of comfort with the Stressless Skyline recliner. The Stressless Skyline features an Ekornes signature base and the Balance Adapt-system. Balance Adapt by Stressless is a brand new functionality that gives you instant comfort from the moment you sit down in the chair and makes the recliner respond to your every movement. The seat cushion and the back cushion operate from a fixed angle. This ensures that you are support from head to toe with all the perks of Ekornes' engineering. The subtle and soft rocking movement increases comfort in all positions and allows you to recline the chair even further back in the sleeping position (aka sleep mode).

The Stressless Skyline rotates a full 360 degrees and is available with two different seat heights. The base combines the classic wood we all know and love, with the polished aluminium that is often featured on select models like the Metro High-Back Recliners. This delivers a stunningly fresh look within the Ekornes product line. The adjustable headrest allows the seat to accommodate users of varying heights. This way you can have a seat for everyone without needing 2 different chairs.

Want to journey to a whole new realm of comfort? Come to our Manchester store and try out the Stressless Skyline recliner for yourself. Our expert in-store staff will be more than happy to assist if you want any help or advice.

**Available in store only**

Stressless® Mayfair Recliner Chair

The Stressless Mayfair Recliner Chair & Stool is that classic Stressless look you've come to recognise - elegant and laid back. Its cushioning is extra supple and offers unbeatable support and comfort, contributing to making this model one of our top sellers. The steel frame is set with Flexo-springs, which gives it a durable build and extra sitting comfort. Moulded, polyurethane cold foam with Comfort Zones gives your body exactly the right amount of support, whilst plush polyester fibres provide that gentle touch of luxury that Stressless is renowned for.


Stressless® Mayfair Recliner Chair

The Stressless Mayfair small recliner chair and stool with signature base is that classic Stressless look you've come to recognise - elegant and laid back. Created in Paloma Silver Grey leather with a steel and grey wood frame, this recliner chair offers unbeatable support and comfort.

Its cushioning is extra supple and comfortable, and contributes to making this one of our top sellers. The steel frame is set with Flexo-springs, which gives it a durable build and extra sitting comfort. Moulded polyurethane cold foam with Comfort Zones gives your body exactly the right amount of support, and plush polyester fibres provide that gentle touch of luxury.

*Available in small, medium and large*

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Stressless® furniture is designed with your body in mind.

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