It’s pretty obvious that one of our favorite brands here at The Century House is Ekornes. We moved our Ekornes Leather Gallery in Middleton to our new Home & Office showroom at 3420 University Ave and now showcase the largest collection of these fabulous sofas and Stressless recliners in WI! There’s no denying that this product never ceases to impress us.
To see how Ekornes got to be what it is today, the best place to start is always at the beginning. The humble founding of this now internationally known company began in 1934 with three employees producing springs. It wasn’t until 1966 that the first lounge furniture came about, and it was another three years later before leather appeared on the scene. The first Stressless chairs were made in 1971, and the designers at Ekornes have been regularly reexamining their approach since then, always striving for improvement.
This constant need for improvement is what makes Ekornes the largest furniture manufacturer in the Nordic region. Their vision has always been to create attractive, ergonomically designed furniture, and the Stressless line is definitely no exception. Stressless furniture is developed to provide your body with the ultimate in not only comfort, but also support while in any position in the recliner. Ekornes’ comfort philosophy took decades to refine!
Today, Ekornes continues to carry their Stressless line and also has the Ekornes Collection. The Ekornes Collection consists of fixed back sofas available in many different combinations. The good news for your living room is that this collection coordinates with Ekornes’ Stressless recliners.
75 years after it’s modest start, Ekornes is an environmentally aware company committed to recycling waste and using environmentally friendly materials. They have 15 full time designers and product developers, and state of the art construction tools. The company continuously exudes ‘efficiency with quality’ by combining their expertise in materials with modern production techniques. This is not only why we are proud to carry Ekornes here at The Century House, but also why Ekornes has been around for generations and is still going strong. Happy 75th Ekornes!