Stressless Style

45th Anniversary: Stressless Living Rooms

Forty five years ago, when ABBA ruled the airwaves and lava lamps were the last word in style, change was happening.

It came from the land of Vikings and the midnight sun. Where towering mountains touch glassy, still waters, in picture perfect fjords surrounded by lush forests and rolling fields.

In Sykkylven in Norway, where creating fine furniture has been an art form for generations and savouring nature’s beauty is a way of life, the world’s comfiest chairs were being lovingly crafted.

Decades might have rolled by since then, we’ve reeled from punk rock to rap, VHS to virtual reality. But some things – like the craft of the furniture maker and the care and attention that goes into creating the world’s most comfortable seating – have stayed just the same.