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ekornes, stressless

Ekornes ASA is a Norwegian furniture company. It is principally known for its luxury line of reclining armchairs and sofas sold under the trademark Stressless. The patented mechanism of knob-controlled friction sliders on steel tubing allows the recliners to adjust to shifting sitting positions. They are the only recliners endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. Founded in 1934 by J.E Ekornes, Ekornes is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and, as of 2011, employs more than 1600 persons worldwide. Ekornes is based in Sykkylven.

Ekornes ASA is the largest furniture manufacturer in the Nordic region and owns such brand names as Ekornes®, Stressless® and Svane®. Stressless® is one of the world’s most famous furniture brands, while Ekornes® and Svane® are the best known brands in the Norwegian furniture market. Products are manufactured in Norway and marketed across large parts of the world by a network of national and regional sales companies.

Ekornes ASA is the parent company in the Ekornes Group. The group´s production facilities are organised according to its product areas: Stressless®, Ekornes® Collection (sofas) and Svane® (mattresses). Ekornes ASA provides all shared services, including group management, marketing, purchasing, accounting and finance, as well as product development for Stressless® and Ekornes® Collection.

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