Stressless Bases and Leather

Stressless Bases, Fabrics and Leathers

Stressless Bases, Fabrics and Leathers

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Base: Classic vs Signature

The choice of base changes not only the appearance of the chair, but also changes how the chair moves. Both options allow for 360° swivel, optional height adjustments and are available in a range of colour options.

The Classic Base - has been an iconic design choice for more than 30 years. If you've owned a Stressless chair the chances are it had a Classic base. It's two stem design is instantly recognisable and gives unique stability as you recline.

The Signature Base - A stylish, modern design combining cast aluminium, wood and movement. The Signature base is new to the range and we feel it transforms the feel of the chair. The Signature base includes the Balance Adapt™ a soft rocking motion that increases comfort and helps maintain movement when seating. We would choose it every time.

Base: 5-Star or Office

The choice of base changes both the style and the setting where you will likely use the chair. Both bases have 360° swivel, a tilt mechanism with adjustable tension, and optional height adjustment.

The 5-Star Steel Base - A very contemporary design that would not look out of place in a modern living area.

The Office Base - As the name suggests converts the chair into an elegant and stylish office chair.

Fabric & Leather Guide

There are 5 leathers for the Stressless recliners and 2 fabrics. Each have been treated differently to suit individual tastes. To help you choose we explain the leathers and fabrics below.

Calido (fabric) - A wool-felt fabric that feels incredibly soft against the skin with excellent elasticity. The properties of wool allow the material to breathe, thus naturally regulating the temperature.

Silva (fabric) - A classic wool fabric that is also comfortable against the skin with excellent stretch properties. Like Calido, Silva is warm when it is cold and cool when it is warm, which gives a more relaxing sitting experience.

Batick (leather) - a corrected, pigment-improved leather, which has had most blemishes removed. Batick is a heavy-duty leather that has a protective layer of lacquer that simplifies cleaning.

Cori (leather) - a corrected, pigment-improved leather, with most blemishes removed. Cori is thicker and has a larger pebbled grain than Batick. Cori is a heavy-duty leather with a protective layer of lacquer to simplify cleaning. Some Cori colours have a slight two-tone effect the livens up the colour.

Paloma (leather) (a popular choice) - a slightly corrected leather which means that some of the natural marks, scars and insect bites can show through. This gives it a more authentic, natural look and feel. A thin coat of lacquer simplifies cleaning and gives some protection. Due to its soft, natural, comfortable feel and range of colours. Paloma is a very popular choice.

Noblesse (leather) - the most exclusive leather in the range is a full grain semi-aniline which means fully penetrated dye and has only a very thin protective coating. This allows the leather to keep the natural softness and warmth that characterises a first-class leather. Minor colour variations and natural marks can occur. Noblesse will gain the most character of all the leathers over time, will feel the softest to touch but will require a little more maintenance that the alternatives.

Pioneer is a luxurious full grain aniline pull-up leather. This exclusive and delicate quality retains the full original grain of the leather, and is treated with oils, waxes and transparent dyes. This enhances the soft touch and natural appeal, offering deep, vibrant colors and a beautiful luster. The full-bodied leather sensation and natural transparent look will gain patina and become even more beautiful with age. On an exclusive leather like Pioneer you will find natural characteristics like color nuances, difference in structure, marks and skin blemishes. The delicate finish gives an exceptional comfort and a striking look, but offers just a light protection. Pioneer absorbs moisture easily and is vulnerable to heat, sunlight, spills and perspiration. Regular care and precautions are important to keep the luxurious and elegant appearance.

Size Guide

Most Stressless recliners are available in 3 sizes - Small, Medium and Large. Selecting the right size for you can be guided by your height but should ultimately be decided by the feel and fit of each model.

The best way to find the perfect match is to visit one of our 4 retail showrooms.

The approximate size range for each chair are as follows;
Small - up to 5'6'
Medium - between 5'4' and 6'0'
Large - over 5'10'.

Our Star Stressless Products:


Pioneer Leather - The one for you if you love character. Treated with oils + waxes to retain it's grain. Will gain patina with age, expect marks and variation in color / pattern. Absorbs moisture, vulnerable to heat, light and needs regular care.



Calido Fabric - The one for you if you like natural wool. Smoother than other wool fabrics in appearance, slightly two tone in colour, stretchy, breathable.


Cori Leather - The one for you if you want low maintenance and durable. Thick with a large grain and easy to clean. Some colours have a two-tone effect.


Batick Leather - The one for you if you are looking for affordable and still lovely. Durable + easy clean. Will stretch more than Cori or Noblesse over time.


Noblesse Leather - The one for you if you love a soft, warm luxurious leather that will age beautifully. With minimal protective coating this leather retains natural softness, warmth, colour variation and marks. Needs regular care.


Paloma Leather - The one for you if you love soft, warm, easy clean. Some variation in colour and pattern. May stretch more over time than Cori or Noblesse.

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