Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Team Velocity get ready to take off!!

What have Team Velocity got in comon with futons you may ask? Well, in fact, nothing! However these young, year 9, engineers at Devonport High School, just around the corner from our premesis, are designing a Co2 powered car to enter into an international competition!
Its tough going as the entry from last year beat the rest of the World (yes, really!) so these lads have their work cut out. Anyway, if anyone can offer any design advice or marketing ideas to attract sponsership then check out thier website and feel free to leave your comments. For details, follow the link below.......

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Traditional Futon Mattresses.

Here at the Futon Shop we have recently been asked, severel times, for traditional futon mattresses. That is, futon mattresses filled with a simple combination of cotton to the top and bottom of the mattress and a filling of woolfelt inbetween; i.e. no polyester or foam. Many customers have commented that they have slept on this type of futon mattress for years and have been having trouble sourcing a replacement, as most futon mattresses now feature polyester or foam as a 'core'. Well, the polyester / foam 'cores' were developed to give more 'rebound' to the futon mattress, particularly when used on a futon frame for sitting as the 'cores' helped to keep the futon mattress upright on the frame, i.e. it prevented the futon mattress from 'sagging' on the frame, a welcome addition I'm sure you'll agree. Anyway when the mattress is being used purely on a bed frame then we agree that a traditional mix of cotton and woolfelt provides a 'firm but supportive' feel for those customers seeking a traditional style futon mattress, and we have therefore decided to offer this product on our website at http://www.futons247.co.uk/ just follow the link below to the product page.