This 19 cm thick futon is made of pure carded cotton. It’s slightly thicker and firmer than traditional japanese futons as it is enriched with two layers of coconut fiber. This 100% natural product offers a firm resting comfort. The pure ecru cotton cover is available in different colors.
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The batting of the Futon Cotton, Double Coconut & Virgin Wool mattress consists of 8 layers of carded cotton and one layer of wool with two internal layers of rubberized coconut fiber which has breathable qualities.
This model is a mattress with firm lying comfort: the presence of one layer of wool and several layers of cotton as well as the two coir layers determine the firmness.
With this symmetrical mattress the degree of support and lying comfort remains the same even if you turn it over. Additionally, it has one summer side and a winter side. The latter contains a final layer of virgin wool and keeps the body comfortably warm during cold seasons. Thanks to the double layer of coconut fiber 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: 19 cm (front and sides)
Cover: 100% ecru cotton
- 4 cm of cotton in layers
- 1 layer of coir (thickness: 3 cm)
- 3 cm of cotton in layers
- 1 layer of coconut (thickness: 3 cm)
- 4 cm of cotton in layers
- 1 layer of wool (thickness: 2 cm)
Summer side and winter 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-stitching and edge seams are the same color as the cover 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 removable cover is made of the same material as the futon cover and can be ordered in a different color.
It's not possible to fold this futon as it's too thick and firm because of the presence of the two layers of coconut in the batting. To air it out simply leave it without bedding for a few hours in a room with the window open and turn it over once during this operation to air out both sides. Like this the moisture which may have been absorbed from the air can escape. It's best to repeat this operation at every change of season.
To ensure that this futon maintains an even density over time, it's also advisable to turn it over every few weeks, at least during the first months of use, to make sure that the layers of cotton are evenly compressed under the weight of the body
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 fiber, as it is often too worn out. Arpel mattresses are made of high-quality virgin cotton and with proper care they will last up to 10 years.