Futon Sofa Beds ~ Quality Construction with Solid Wood or Metal Frames
Hand-crafted sturdy futons manufactured to the highest standards from quality hardwoods and softwoods from sustainable sources - Made in the UK.
What is a futon?! 'Futon' is an English word derived from Japanese futon, a term generally referring to the traditional style of Japanese bedding consisting of padded mattresses and quilts which are designed to be folded and stored away after sleeping. In Japan a futon is a bedding set which basicaly consists of a shikibuton (mattress) and a kakebuton (quilted bedcover).
Our Western style futons are based on the Japanese original, with several significant differences. Western futons are usually placed on a wood or metal frame for use as a bed or sofa. Western futons are filled with enviromentally friendly foam and layers of batting. A western futon is essentially a bed-settee featuring a mattress with a removable cover for hygene and is available in a variety of modern fabrics and colours.