Futon. Monday , April 16th , 2018 - 07:16:01 AM
Another early futon design patent was filed in 1985 (Patent Number 4642823) assigned to Robert Fireman's Furniture Gallery, Inc. invented by William B. Wiggins. What was interesting about this early take on futon design was the incorporation of arms on the sides of the futon which allowed the seat and back sections to integrate into the arms and allow for operation without having to rearrange the futon. This early design featured two pivoting swing pieces attached from the back rails into the back section. The seat and back sections were connected together using steel pins. What I found most interesting about this design is that it effectively converted the futon from sofa to bed from the front. Once in the bed position additional legs were extended down for support. Additionally a dowel and rod interlocked with the seat and back section to safely lock the two in a horizontal position. This design would be considered a bi-fold by today's standards which means that 2 sections are used to create the seating and sleeping portions of the frame itself.
There are also excellent photographs online to get ideas from. Futons allow you to use fewer pieces of furniture in the home for maximum functionality. They are also better on bad backs than traditional mattress and box spring sets usually are. This is due to the firm mattress being thinner and keeping your spine straighter during the night.
Futons are extremely popular nowadays because of their simple design and flexible functionality. However, as most of these pieces of furniture utilize a very similar mattress, futon frames are where most of the design innovations are focused. Therefore, when selecting a futon for your home, office, or dorm room, picking the right frame is essential. Thankfully, these frames are available in a fairly wide array of sizes and styles.
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