Friday, 20 March 2009

Wow, what a week.......

Yeah, here we are on Friday night, and we are all pooped! Over the last week we (The Futon Shop, that is!) have moved to larger premises at 26 Mary Seacole Road, (literally) just round the corner from our old unit. This involved much huffing and puffing as we lugged all our stock, desks, computers, packaging stuff and, of course, teabags from unit 29 to unit 26. Still we are now fully settled into our new place.

The objective of the move is to give us more space to improve our volume and variety of stock of futons, futon mattresses and sofabeds, ensuring that we can offer rapid delivery on a big selection of products to keep our customers smiling!

Anyone who has never visited us here at Mary Seacole Road may be interested to know that we are located at the old Royal Naval Hospital, here in Plymouth, in a modern unit within the old hospital grounds. The units were constructed to provide facilities for local businesses, so it's a great environment of small to medium local based companies and individuals all working in a local community. The old hospital grounds also contain the original hospital buildings which are a combination of commercial and residential use, many are great pieces of local Naval architecture.

Anyway, enough rabbiting on, as I said it's Friday night, so time to grab a beer and relax.........aaaaahhhhhh....

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Roll up....Roll up....Roll up!!

Roll up and check out the Monk Futon Mattress, available from our Futon World website at

The Monk is perfect if you're looking for a futon that can be easily 'rolled-up' and moved from room to room, stored or even carried around in your camper van or car....perfect for surfing and camping trips now the spring and summer are heading our way. Forget the 'credit-crunch', pack up your friends and family and head for the coast!

The Monk is filled with a combination of cotton and woolfelt, providing a firm, but supportive, sleep and is easily rolled up and secured with two 'velcro' fastening straps, making it easy to transport. The 137cm / 4ft6ins Monk is priced at £125, plus £15 carriage, and is usually available for rapid delivery from stock.

Also available from many of the blog members is the 'Stroma' overnight sleeper. A favourite choice for kids sleepovers. The Stroma is available in a choice of bright fabrics, unrolling into a 70cm x 190cm mattress which then tidies away into a neat 'duffle-bag' for easy transport and storage. Check them out at