Monday, 29 November 2010

Futons for Christmas Delivery

I know, I know...its that time of year again and if you're looking for a futon sofabed or a new futon mattress for your existing frame then link through to one of our members.

Delivery before Christmas is still available on most products check out the following websites:

Don't delay as the closer it gets to Christmas the more the stocks run low.........

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Revolution T-Shirts now available at Futons 247

Just a 'quickie' to let you know that our range of funky t-shirts are now available on-line from The Futon Shop, just follow the link below....... - to the home page.....or to go straight to the tees follow:

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Oriental Shoji Screens - back in fashion!

Back in fashion? Did they ever go out of fashion, who knows, but what we do know is that our range of Oriental Screens continue to sell well, so follow the link to see the full selection available from stock. The screens make great room dividers for your apartment, home office or many different workplaces including beauty salons, nail bars, restaraunts and numerous other places. Our screens are great quality with attention to detail to ensure they look smart and professional in any surronding.

Monday, 4 October 2010

New Osumi Low Level Futon Bed

I know its been a while since I made a posting here, but we've be very busy, so 'Thanks' to everyone who made this summer a busy one for us.

Anyway, here's a picture of the new Osumi low level futon bed frame. Great if you want to stay low but raise your futon mattress off the floor. The Osumi is constructed by a great little firm down in Dorset in a top quality Scandinavian Redwood pine, in other words; built to last. You can check it out in the 'Futon Low Level Beds' department at

Whilst you're there have a look at the return of the FutoFlex futon mattress, an old favorite making a welcome return, the FutoFlex features a mini pocket-sprung centre to provide lasting comfort.

Follow these links:

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

New, Improved Futon World website

Here we are again in the summertime with August almost upon us and our friends at Futon World have been putting some serious time and energy into thier new look website.

It's all been re-designed with new, on-line, payment facilities with SagePay, improved images and a great range of everyday use futon mattresses and beds.

For full details check them out at

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Bean Bag Crazy

Hi everyone. Just a quickie to let you know that we have a great range of bean bags available now at The Futon Shop, just follow the link below to check them out.

Miami Futons - Lovely quality, great price

The new Miami futons are now available at we have a limited quantity of these beautifully made futon bases in our latest batch. I am really pleased to see that quality has not been sacrificed here. All the stressed timber components are using solid, sustainable, Malaysian hardwood timbers, no sign of any finger jointing here, unlike most of our competitors in the catalogue / DIY sector!

We have combined these bases with our hand (UK) made futon mattresses to offer a choice of three seater or two seater. Not the cheapest on the market, but great long term value!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The funky new Nordic futon is here!

The funky new 'Nordic' futon is now available from This exciting new three seater futon sofabed features a strong metal frame with birch 'sprung' slatting on the seat / bed platform for improved comfort. The Nordic converts easily from a sofa to a bed and back again using a simple 'clic-clac' system, operated from the front of the sofa. The Nordic futon is available in a variety of fabrics, including funky new cotton drills in Purple Haze, Lime Green and Lipstick Red......oooohhh Nice! All in stock now for rapid delivery.
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Sunday, 28 February 2010

RBS £3.6b loss and The Futon Shop.

Here we are at our financial year end for the 2009 / 2010 year and, following the challenging times we have all had of late, I'm pleased to say that, on initial inspection, it looks like we're on the up! Interesting discussions have been had around our breakfast table following the reported £3.6b loss by RBS. We reckon that means they lost £190 per second over the year.....I don't think I could burn the money that quickly. This matter has been interesting for us as, 18 months ago, RBS would not advance us around £3k to finance less than 40% of the purchase price for our new van (thankfully Lloyds TSB, our bankers, helped out!), and yet this year, I can confidently say, we have financially out-performed the once mighty RBS, despite them receiving a massive bail-out from the public purse! It certainly gives you something to think about. Whilst I have a great deal of sympathy for the employees of RBS, you cannot help but feel that somewhere at the top of the tree someone needs 'showing the door' as quickly as possible! Anyway, life goes on at the Futon Shop, we are looking forward to expanding our activities over the coming year and maintaing the most important factor for us; happy customers.
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Futons and Disappearing World Resources.

As our new retail year begins we are trying to think ahead and plan what is likely to be the most popular type of futon furniture for the coming year. We expect all types of hardwood bases from Malaysia to be popular, but there is a problem. As the world economies pick up and the Chinese in particular, the demand for this type of wood is growing and the futon bases will become scarcer and more expensive in Europe. We are currently searching for further supplies of good quality pine futon frames and hope that these will be able to run in addition to the rubberwood futons. As there is already supply diificulties for some items, we would encourage customers not to take this type of product for granted, even put a little bit of thought and appreciation into the complex logistics involved in getting these futons to Europe.

About 2 years ago there was an interesting TV program showing how containers from the far east are offloaded and reloaded and moved around by computer in Singapore. If Singapore hadn’t made this costly and imaginative investment many of the products on the high st wouldn’t as cheap and available as they are. Unfortunately the container miracle is also showing signs of stress, at this moment in time many container ships have been mothballed due to the world recession, the sailing survivors are outdated, oil burning and inefficent, and there aren’t enough sailings to accomadate European demand. Maybe enough bad news (don’t shoot the messanger, as they say) but the moral of this post is to expect big changes soon in our wholesale and retail habits and even to our way of life.