This 15 cm thick futon is made of pure cotton and wool. It’s slightly thicker and firmer than traditional japanese futons as it is enriched with a layer of latex and one of rubberized coconut fiber. This 100% natural product offers a medium firm resting comfort. The pure ecru cotton cover is available in different colors.
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The batting of the Futon Cotton, Latex, Coconut & Wool mattress consists of 5 layers of carded cotton and a layer of wool with an internal layer of latex and another internal layer of rubberized coconut fibre.
This model is a mattress with firm lying comfort: the presence of several layers of cotton and wool as well as the coconut layer determine the firmness, whereas the high density ergonomic latex insert balances the composition.
This asymmetrical mattress has a summer side and a winter side. The latter contains a final layer of wool which keeps the body comfortably warm during cold seasons.
The layer of high density latex adapts to the body form relieving pain form typical pressure points such as shoulders and hips. The coir layer also serves to make this mattress very breathable. Thanks to the high-quality of this material composition this futon maintains its form for many years.
Futon-mattresses are especially appreciated for their versatility. In Japan futons are spread on tatami-floors for sleeping at night and during the day they are rolled up to allow to use the area otherwise. Futons can very well also be used in beds with slat frames or tatami.
This japanese futon is available as a single , french or double mattress.
Width: 60 to 200 cm
Length: 190 to 210 cm
Thickness: 15 cm (front and sides)
Cover: 100% ecru cotton
- 3 cm of cotton in layers
- 1 layer of latex (thickness: 4 cm)
- 3 cm of cotton in layers
- 1 layer of coconut (thickness: 3 cm)
- 1 cm of cotton in layers
- 1 cm of wool in layers
Summer side and winter side:
The batting of this mattress has 3 outer layers of cotton on one side and 2 layers of cotton with a final layer of wool on the other side.
The side with the layer of wool is meant to be used during the winter for added warmth. On the other side, the layers of cotton will keep you fresh during the summer nights.
The futon cover is available in different colors, which you will find in the above selection. The hand made step-stichting and edge seams are the same color as the cover of the futon. We recommend to add the practical fabric side handles, so that the futon can be moved more easily. These are sewed to both sides of the futon.
Futons are quilted mattresses so you cannot remove the cover. Possible stains will have to be removed with a stain remover. To protect the Futon from stains and dust, we recommend to add the removable cover which opens on three sides. You will find this in the accessories section. The removeable cover is made of the same material as the futon cover and can be ordered in a different color.
Further we recommend to turn the futon over from time to time, so that the cotton layers maintain their density. The futon should also occasionally be rolled up and put to air out, so that the humidity which may have been absorbed from the air can escape. It´s best to repeat this operation at every change of season.
In Arpel we do not use recycled cotton for the batting of our futons. With recycled cotton we wouldn´t be able to guarantee the desired quality of the fibre, as it is often too worn out. An Arpel mattresses are made of high-quality virgin cotton and with proper care they will last up to 10 years.