Scandinavian Recliners: Brands To Consider

By: Brandt Tharp

The Scandinavian style recliner is a perfect match for those who find beauty in minimalist, functional design. These popular chairs can be found at every price point, but it’s important to buy from a reputable manufacturer if you want the most comfort for your buck. Listed below are a selection of quality manufacturers of Scandinavian style recliners.


Stressless Recliner by Eckornes
Stressless by Ekornes

Ekornes: Starting at  $2,000

The best of the best in Scandinavian recliners is Stressless manufactured by Ekornes. Ekornes’s mission is to create furniture that understands the human bodies unique needs, and they have certainly succeeded. In fact, they have been so successful in creating a popular and insanely comfortable chair, that their design is one of the most imitated in the furniture industry. Since people often assume these knock-offs are a close representation of state-of-the-art Stressless recliners, Eckornes has gained an unwarranted reputation of not being worth the price tag. In fact, the Ekornes want-to-bes are worlds away from the insane comfort of the real thing. If you know you like the style of the Scandinavian recliner and you can swing the price tag, these chairs are completely worth it.

Fjords Recliner by Hjellegjerde
Fjords by Hjellegjerde

Fjords: Starting at $1200

Fjords by Hjellegjerde is another brand that has dedicated itself to providing you with state-of-art quality pieces. They have spent 70 years studying the science of ergonomics, and with this knowledge, have created a chair that provides superior support and comfort. While Hjellegjerde has brought many modern technical advances to its recliners, they have not forgotten to receive continual inspiration from the natural beauty of Norway. This combination of innovation and tradition makes Fjords by Hjellegjerde a trustworthy and unique brand.


Of course, if you’re not totally sold on its minimalist style, it might not make sense to drop so much money on a recliner. Thankfully, because of their popularity, there are many reputable brands that make comfortable recliners with ottomans of good quality.

Barcalounger: Starting at $700

Barcalounger is recognized as a top ten consumer brand in furniture industry, and has a long history of quality construction mixed with luxurious comfort. Although famous for the huge, clunky recliners coveted by dads everywhere, they also create modern pieces, such as their own version of the Scandinavian recliner; the pedestal chair and ottoman.


Oslo Recliner by Mac Motion
Oslo by Mac Motion

Mac Motion:  Starting at $600

Mac Motion is another brand dedicated to bringing not just comfort, but high-end quality comfort to consumers since the 1970s. In particular, their Oslo collection is a worthy choice for those looking for a Scandinavian style recliner.

If your budget for a Scandinavian recliner is on the lower end, don’t worry; there are many available at a lower price. However, try to gather as much information as you can before buying. Check to see if construction case, leather quality, padding, and ergonomics are listed. By looking at this information you can get a more complete picture of the chair’s quality.