Futon. Saturday , April 14th , 2018 - 23:50:39 PM
Having worked in furniture for many years I am always fascinated by the accomplishments of those who create innovation in new furniture products. The category that has most fascinated me over the years is in the way of futon frame designs. Studying early futon frame designs gives us an interesting visualization of how early futons have influenced the modern designs we see today in a category that was relatively unknown until the last decade. Futons as a furniture category have only existed for about the last 25 years. In that time however they have worked their way from being specialty store furniture into mass merchant and big box stores alike who offer varying brands and qualities of these frames. In this article I'll provide you an overview of the early pioneers of the futon industry and their inventions and innovations for various futon designs from the beginning along with references to specific patents that helped move futons forward into being its own home furnishings category.
One of the best improvements you will notice that you now have in the latest futon styles and designs that you can now choose from is the craftsmanship. Even if you have previously bought a futon in the past during your college days, you are sure to be pleasantly surprised by the excellent breakthroughs in the craftsmanship that is applied to these new designs. While you can still find some very simple and basic designs that feature the traditional box shaped frames, which definitely provide excellent options for those of you on a more restricted budget, there are now many other designs available that feature some very intricate and detailed designs.
What you should know is that there was a break or separation in the quality for futons that emerged in recent years brought about by many mass merchant retail stores. The futon industry up to this point had been dominated by futon specialty stores and retailers who committed themselves to purchasing products made by the many United States futon manufacturers. These different companies were responsible for the innovations and stunning designs being created in solid woods like oak, ash and maple throughout the futon industry. Many of these frames were built as good or better than many conventional sofas in the market since they utilized hardwood construction in their frames.
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