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Getting Real on Father’s Day

Who doesn’t remember their father’s favorite chair? It’s a fixture of childhood as comforting as Sunday dinner and bedtime stories. When our dads weren’t at work or out mowing the lawn, they could be found there, reading, relaxing, watching the news or sports on TV, maybe with the family dog flopped on the floor nearby.

Over the years, that chair grew worn and threadbare in places. It took on the shape of its inhabitant, so that when you sat in it, your body fell into the space your father left behind. The crayon marks that never came out and the grape juice you spilled on it only added to its charm. Your mother might have tried to replace it over the years, even tried to give it away, but your dad resisted mightily. It was like the Velveteen Rabbit, in the beloved children’s book, “loose in the joints and very shabby,” but real.

Now you’re all grown up, and it’s time to find your own special chair. Something soft and smooth that fits you like a glove. A chair you can make real in all the best possible ways. You’ll know your chair when you sit in it. It will claim you, and you’ll keep coming back for more. More relaxation, more comfort, more style.

You’ve got options your father didn’t have. Stressless® recliners come in a vast array of colors and leathers including rich Paloma. Paloma is a slightly corrected leather with a combination of dyes and pigments that smooth the grain pattern while still showing natural marks and scars that imbue it with character and make it real. A thin coat of lacquer gives the leather some protection and simplifies cleaning.

Functionality has come a long way too—this isn’t your father’s recliner. With the Stressless Plus™-system, your headrest automatically adjusts as you recline. You’ll get ergonomically correct lumbar support in all positions. Stressless Power lets you find your ideal position in total comfort with a simple touch of the neatly concealed buttons. Close your eyes and melt into your chair. You’ve just entered the Stressless zone.

This Father’s Day, you can look back fondly on that chair from your childhood and step into now with the ultimate in Scandinavian craftmanship of a Stressless recliner. How about the Stressless Wing? It’s luxurious with a modern look and a classic sense of style. From now through August 3, you’ll receive $500 off your Stressless Wing when you donate $50 to charity. Maybe make that contribution in honor of dear old dad.

As you reflect on your family this Father’s Day, remember the words of the Skin Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit, because it’s wisdom that applies to people as well as cherished toys and favorite chairs: “Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”