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Futon Life Spring 1996
Spring cover Story :The Massey Factor

I'd been selling the Brouwer futon Bed in Providence for a year or two but I'd heard that the new T.H.I.S. futon frame was definitely a step in a new direction. The futon frame was made in Canada....

Massey created furniture for every room. A bed with incorporated night tables, a dinning room table and chairs with a serving trolley, and a huge L-shaped sofa with end tables and coffee tables....

He responded with a futon frame that looked like a stationary, early version of the T.H.I.S. convertible futon frame of 1984. Massey also developed a futon lounger he called the Shibumi....

Several things happened at this point that once again changed Massey's direction. Massy's new futon frame "Le Baiser à Diann", which along with the other offerings were shipping, in total, at about one thousand futon frames per month....

Publishers Forum :Classic Business Redemption Story

New West's futon production time with a very low margin product and also caused the company to lose sight of its futon business. Since then a startling turn around has occurred for the futon industry this spring....

Retailer Perspective

The finished hardwood futon frame, unfinished pine, and imported metal futon frame construction were most commonly sold. A majority of respondents said that these three types comprised up to 40 percent of their futon sales....

The TB 117 Issue Raised :

Consumer Affairs observes that a futon contains the elements that make up upholstered furniture. "Therefore," explains Hatchel, "futons, as an item of upholstered furniture, must comply with the TB 117 standards....

Flammability Issue Respond:

We have taken great interest in understanding and complying with the laws and regulations concerning both the upholstery and bedding industries....

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