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Futon Life Summer 2005
Cover Story :Futons in High-End Interior Design

A Japanese futon company supplied the 80-percent-cotton beds, which measure 80 inches by 63 inches by three inches....

Industry Focus : Selling Futons to the Teens

Youth furniture has assumed a higher profile within the past ten years, but in the past five has really taken off," says Jane Kitchen, editor of Kids Today. While futon sales overall has grown 11 percent, youth furniture has outpaced the futon industry average, growing 32 percent....

Publishers Forum :

We’ve heard from you. Both manufacturers and retailers say that the bedroom furniture category (including futon sofa sleepers, platform beds, case goods and top of the bed fashion) is a rising star, and the informed consumer is shopping....

Feature Story: State of the Futon Mattress Industry

Remember when your only thoughts about mattresses concerned how you could get away with jumping on the bed...

The futon is actually upholstered with that fabric, so it looks a lot neater. The average selling price for a complete futon sofa with all components is about $400 in the industry....

The Road Not Taken : Words We Hate to Hear

I don’t know how much people expect to pay for a futon, but clearly they expect to pay LESS. Futons popped onto the scene 20 years ago as furniture in the apartments of college students. Cheap, cheap, cheap....

Words On Fire : Flammability Updates & News

Similarities and One Discrepancy in Comparing the Proposed Federal Flame Standard With California's TB 603...

Industry Updates : Gold Bond Futons and Mattresses To Debut at New Las Vegas Market

“Coil in Coil™ will become the new standard for Innerspring Technology when consumers desire True Pressure-Free sleep," said Otis spokesperson Karen Day....

Futons are not only convenient for people who want an easy conversion between sitting and sleeping surface. They’re also convenient for set designers who want that same transition....

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