Based in Norway, Ekornes is a furniture company that has grown immensely over the past 80 years. Founded by J.E. Ekornes in 1934, the company has always focused on making the most comfortable furniture possible. It was this commitment toward comfort that led Ekornes to producing the Svane mattress, which was revolutionary in the furniture world. For maximum comfort this mattress featured springs that were interlocked by steel coils. Such innovation and dedication to comfort goes hand in hand with their focus on producing a luxury line of sofas and reclining armchairs that have gained international attention.
Ekornes distributes its products through two different brands that capture the level of comfort the company guarantees. The Stressless brand has earned the acclaim and respect of the industry across the globe. Centered in the Sunnmøre Alps of Norway, the brand is characterized by contemporary furniture that surpasses customer expectations. This renowned Norwegian brand patented Glide Plus and ErgoAdapt systems to ensure ease of movement and setting with their leather recliner chairs. The technology implemented in these luxurious armchairs is in fact the only one to have received endorsement from the American Chiropractic Association.
The second brand, Stressless YOU, has made a name for itself in creating furniture specialized for the customer. The lineup of products that Stressless YOU provides, from the Stressless YOU Julia three-seater to the Stressless YOU James wood recliner, are tailored to the customers’ needs. Each piece of furniture demonstrates how the smallest details can amount to a massive difference in visual appeal. Stressless YOU’s unique aesthetics and custom approach have granted them a solid customer foundation.
Ekornes dedication to customer satisfaction, which is heavily represented in both brands, has led the company to incredible growth. The numbers speak for themselves as the company started with a three-person workforce and now employs more than 1,600 people worldwide.