On Wednesday, 11 November the Ikornnes factory had a visit by HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit.
The Crown Princess was in Ålesund to launch Norsk Møbelindustriforening's 100-year anniversary, and took the opportunity to also visit Ekornes.
And flowers, flags and school children are important ingredients when royalty is visiting. Mette Marit was welcomed by Council Chairman Jan Kåre Aurdal and Øyvind Tørlen, Managing Director, and taken to the Stressless studio. The Crown Princess was given a brief introduction to Ekornes products, history, development and strategy, before she was shown the Ekornes film.
Guided factory tour
Thereafter, Mette Marit was shown four divisions of the factory: Leather cutting, Sewing, Upholstery/Assembly and Steel.
"We are greatly appreciative of the interest the Crown Princess displays for our line of business and our company by paying us a visit. I hope she found her visit interesting and she is welcome back any time," says Øyvind Tørlen.
Ekornes and Sykkylven Municipality had decided that the Crown Princess was not to return home empty handed. And what is more natural to give as a memento of her visit to the Ekornes factory than a Stressless®?
Photo: The Crown Princess at Ekornes