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Futon Life Spring 2005
Cover Story :The Name Game - Part II

Comfort and style are familiar, if infrequent, objections to futon furniture and they represent two-thirds of the reasons cited....

Feature Story : Geometry of Comfort

Why futon frames were designed this way? How does the seating angle on a futon compare to the seating angle on a traditional sofa? How does the slanted seat affect consumer perception of the futon product?...

Publishers Forum :Future of the World of Furniture

If you had told me three months ago that the word "futon" had a very positive value in the marketplace, I would have said you were wrong...

Furniture Primer : The definition of 'soft goods' is product made from textiles

We re talking about a broad category: soft goods. Covering products from carpets to coverlets, tablecloths to tapestries, the "soft goods" category is perhaps the largest in the industry ...

HR Feature : Pre-Employment Background Screening

Background screening is the process of checking an applicant's legal, employment and educational history, with the applicant's permission...

The Road Not Taken : Dave's Mail Bag

We want to reassemble our futon frame but we can't find the hardware. What should we do?....

Flammability Updates Words On Fire: Flammability Updates

CPSC proposes new open-flame standard; Bedclothes standard not far behind; N.J. proposes strict mattress standard...

Industry Updates : Cotton Works futon covers/span>

The Visco Opulence 'raises the bar” in the futon industry. It combines two one-inch thick temperature- and weight-sensitive visco foam layers, two eight-inch thick "batts"....

The upholstered and slip-covered bed frames in Solid-colored textured fabrics continue to dominate the furniture and futon business....

Words On Fire :Flammability Updates & News Industry Updates

On Dec. 21, 2004, the US Consumer Products Safety Commission proposed an open-flame mattress flammability standard that is close to the California TB 603 standard in many respects—including TB 603's 30-minute test parameter. A public hearing on this proposal was held on March 3.

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