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Review of the La-Z-Boy European Collection

May 21, 2021

**Please Note: The European Collection is now discontinued at La-Z-Boy.**

 

Furniture is much more than just something we sit on. Furniture has evolved into an expression of taste, lifestyle, and personality in your home. Much like fashion, home design trends are exceptionally sought after.

 

With this, many homeowners seek modern and sleek furniture with crisp lines. 

 

The modern style is specific to the early and mid-20th-century European influences. Modern interior design, showcased by Architectural Digest, symbolizes simplicity that “less is more, and decorating a home was about finding a design where form served function.”

 

Canadian consumers are specifically recognized for their refined taste in the modern furniture style. 

 

The European Collection at La-Z-Boy caters well to the Canadian consumer, specifically our clients in Eastern Ontario.

 

The European Collection features modern reclining furniture. With a structured silhouette, this collection offers taut upholstery and a firmer seat, compared to some of our more plush pieces at La-Z-Boy. 

 

Many pieces from the European collection are framed with square arms and elements of metal, transforming your furniture from lackluster to chic. 

 

With an emphasis on style, the European Collection does not sacrifice comfort. Although the seats are slightly firmer, they are still cushioned and stitched for premium neck and back support.

 

Does the European Collection sound like something that would appeal to you? Read on for an in-depth review to find out!

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European Collection Review

What is the European Collection?

 

Manufactured in Thailand, the European Collection at La-Z-Boy offers a selection of furniture products that are inspired by updated and modern European design. 

 

As previously mentioned, designs from this collection appeal to Canadian consumers favouring a simple design aesthetic with functional furniture that exudes an earthiness from its warm neutral palette and natural materials. 

 

With a smaller frame and cleaner lines, the European Collection style is highly acclaimed in Canada compared to more traditional furniture styles catered towards the United States. 

 

With this, the European Collection is offered by La-Z-Boy retailers in Eastern Ontario, Quebec, and Western Canada, including our local Ottawa and Kingston locations.

 

At La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston, we order large product inventories from the European Collection to display on our showroom floor and these products are stored at our local warehouse.

 

In turn, the European Collection is more limited in customization options compared to the rest of our furniture selection at La-Z-Boy.

Products from the European Collection

 

At La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston, we carry four reclining furniture models from The European Collection: the Harmony, Ethan, Norman, and Forum. 

 

The majority of the products offered from the European Collection are in our La-Z-Boy Signature Leather. 

 

These are 100% leather frames but two different types of leather are used in upholstering.  Top grain leather is used on all stress points or where your body would make contact with the surface.  The top grain leather is married to a matching split leather used on the back, sides, and arm posts.

The Harmony

 

With curved arms and a tall back, the Harmony achieves the traditional look of plush cushioning while still maintaining a slim silhouette. The head and lumbar support are accentuated with stylish rounded stitching. By pulling a handle, the Harmony can transform into a reclined position.

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Options & Upgrades Available

 

At La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston, we carry the Harmony style in a recliner, and a wall recliner.

Harmony Recliner

Fabric

  • Grey & Red with standard seat; arc handle upgrade; coffee finish upgrade.

Leather

  • Storm Grey leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade; coffee finish upgrade.
  • Mocha leather with standard wood handle; standard mahogany finish; firm seat upgrade. 

Harmony Wall Recliner

Leather

  • Storm Grey leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.
  • Mocha leather with standard wood handle; firm seat upgrade.

The Ethan

 

The Ethan is curvy in all the right places! Contained by a rectangular frame and very popular classic key arms, the Ethan still provides rounded and lush cushioning to support the neck, back, and lumbar. A handle allows the Ethan to transition into its reclined position.

Options & Upgrades Available

 

The Ethan is offered as a recliner, wall recliner, power rocker recliner, loveseat, sofa, and sofa with a drop-down table option.

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Ethan Recliner

Leather

  • Black leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade; coffee finish upgrade.
  • Cloud Cream leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade; coffee finish upgrade.

Ethan Wall Recliner

Fabric

  • Braxton Cloud fabric with standard seat; arc handle upgrade; coffee finish upgrade.

Ethan Power Rocker Recliner

Leather

  • Black leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.
  • Cloud Cream leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.

Ethan Reclining Loveseat

Leather

  • Black leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.
  • Cloud Cream leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.

Ethan Reclining Sofa

Fabric

  • Braxton Cloud fabric with standard seat; arc handle upgrade.

Ethan Reclining Sofa with Drop Down Table

Leather

  • Black leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.
  • Cloud Cream leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.

The Norman

 

With a slim frame, tall back, curved metal arms, and unique use of stitching, the Norman is bound to stand out in any home. The long handle is hard to miss, allowing you to recline with ease.

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Options & Upgrades Available

 

The Norman is offered as a recliner, and rocker recliner.

Norman Recliner

Leather

  • Black leather with metal arm upgrade; arc handle upgrade.
  • Mushroom leather with metal arm upgrade; firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.

Norman Wall Recliner

Leather

  • Black leather with metal arm upgrade; firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.
  • Mushroom leather with metal arm upgrade; firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.

The Forum

 

The Forum features a tall back, slim silhouette, curved arms, and crisp stitching. In manual, the Forum has a wooden base and an arc handle for recline.

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Options & Upgrades Available

 

The Forum is offered as a recliner, a wall recliner, a power rocker recliner, a loveseat, and a sofa.

Forum Recliner

Leather

  • Storm Grey leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade; coffee finish upgrade.

Forum Wall Recliner

Leather

  • Storm Grey leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.

Forum Power Rocker Recliner

Fabric

  • DePalma Earth with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.

Forum Reclining Loveseat

Leather

  • Storm Grey leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade. 

Forum Reclining Sofa

Leather

  • Storm Grey leather with firm seat upgrade; arc handle upgrade.
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How Much Does it Cost?

 

The European Collection is a relatively affordable option as it falls within the mid-price range on the market and low to mid-price range at La-Z-Boy. 

 

In fact, the European Collection is our most economical choice for leather furniture at La-Z-Boy.

 

For a better idea, here is a breakdown of starting costs from the collection …

Recliner (Fabric)

Starting at about $799

Recliner (Leather)

Starting at about $1,499

Loveseat (Leather)

Starting at about $3,479

Sofa (Leather)

Starting at about $3,499

The cost of the European Collection is ultimately reflected in the high quality of materials and craftsmanship used in the making of the products. 

 

*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change.  Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.

Warranty

 

We understand that furniture can be a significant investment, including furniture from the La-Z-Boy European Collection. You want to be able to enjoy your furniture with ease, knowing that the value of your furniture is protected.

 

Products from the European Collection are covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. This warranty covers workmanship and manufacturing defects. Accidental damage will not be covered by the warranty.

 

Below is a simple breakdown of the Warranty Coverage:

Reclining Mechanism

10 Years (from manufacturing date)

Electric Motors, Electrical Components, & Electrically Operated Lifting and Rolling Mechanisms

2 years (from manufacturing date)

All Frame Parts & Springs

10 Years (from manufacturing date)

All Other Parts

1 Year (from manufacturing date)

Padding & Foam

2 Years (from manufacturing date)

To learn more about the warranty at La-Z-Boy, take a look at the article Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Guaranteed for Life?

 

To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost.

Customer Reviews

Products from the European collection are enjoyed by many La-Z-Boy clients.

 

Angela from Brockville, Ontario, is very happy with her Harmony Recliner.

I love it so much! It’s the perfect size for me and so comfortable!

Angela

 

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Another Ottawa client, Tammy, is still finding enjoyment from her European Collection recliner that she has had since 2019. 

We are loving it. Wasnt sure about red at first but fits in great with my grey sofa.
Tammy

 

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Is the European Collection Right for You?

 

There is no doubt that the European collection offers comfort and serves style, but is it right for what you are looking for?

 

Racha Pharaon, a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Hunt Club, is very familiar with the European Collection and the type of clients who tend to enjoy it. 

 

First and foremost, Racha highlights that the furniture from the European Collection is a great choice for someone who is looking to purchase in-stock furniture that they can take home immediately. 

 

At La-Z-Boy, custom furniture orders typically take 6 – 18 weeks.

 

Although you may not have the ability to make personalized customization, we strive to have most models and colours available in the European Collection in stock. With this, you can avoid the lengthy delivery process of custom orders and enjoy your furniture immediately. 

 

Moreover, Racha says that the European Collection is perfect for someone who is looking for furniture with an updated and modern look. Further, products from the European Collection are great for those looking for furniture with sleek silhouettes that take up minimal space. 

 

She adds that the versatility of the European Collection is enjoyed by people of varying heights. The tall back of the furniture is great for providing taller individuals with head support while the firm and the more shallow seat is appreciated by shorter clients. With this, several friends and family can find comfort in products from this collection. 

 

Although the European Collection meets our standard for premium comfort at La-Z-Boy, it doesn’t offer comfort in the same way that some of our more traditional La-Z-Boy models do. Racha says that clients who are looking for a deep bucket seat and plush cushioning may not find what they are looking for in the European Collection. 

 

Further, with sleek and thin armrests, some clients may not find the arm support they desire in the European Collection.

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What’s Next?

 

If the European Collection offers exactly what you are looking for, why not start shopping today?

 

Although you may have learned all the necessary product information in this article, it is very important to examine the shape and size of these products in person. More importantly, it is crucial to have a final sit test before going forward with such a significant investment. 

 

Visit us at a local Ottawa or Kingston showroom to see the European Collection in person. If you prefer to plan ahead, feel free to schedule a visit online.

 

If the European Collection isn’t for you, we are confident that our design consultants at La-Z-Boy can help you find the right product to match your needs and preferences. 

 

We look forward to meeting you and helping you find exactly what you are looking for.

 

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