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New Eco-Friendly Fabric Program

A greener approach: New Eco-friendly fabric program from maker of Stressless seating.


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Ekornes and the Environment

Environmental responsibility. Ekornes takes responsibility for the environmental impact caused by the manufacturing, distribution, use and destruction of the company's products. Over a long period the company has implemented measures at its manufacturing plants to improve the internal and external environment, while also selecting more environment-friendly raw materials. The sustainable manufacture of products with a long useful lifespan will continue to be an objective in the future development of the company.

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Sized To Fit Sofas and Recliners

People and rooms come in different sizes: Ekornes Inc. responds with sized-to-fit sofas and recliners.

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Ekornes Inc recognizes sales ecxellence at high point market

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Stressless Recliners - A Brief History

The Ekornes story began in 1934 when Jens E. Ekornes returned from abroad with machines and remote production expertise.  The company he started at that time produced mainly mattresses and mattress springs.   In 1971, Ekornes had patented their reclining chair and the Stressless® recliner appeared for the first time on the Norwegian market.    The original chair had a metal base -- the wooden-based chairs would not debut until 1981.

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Stressless and the American Chiropractic Association

"The average person spends a great deal of time sitting in chairs and sofas.  Therefore, it is very important to choose furnishings that are built using sound ergonomic principles.  Ekornes uses those very principles and that is why the ACA is proud to endorse Stressless seating by Ekornes."   Those words were spoken by Dr. Donald J. Krippendorf, President of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in February 2003, when the Stressless recliner, manufactured by Ekornes, was given the endorsement of the American Chiropractic Association.

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