FUTON by Futonwerk - Welcome to the Original.
In the Futonwerk manufactory we make the best futons and natural mattresses from 100% natural pure materials, for delightfully beautiful sleeping pleasure.
We advise you as relaxed as sustainable and we deliver our futon mattresses throughout Europe.
Futon Quality from our Manufactory
- Handmade in Germany
- Best comfort with long durability
- Tested and certified by the ECO Institute
- We vouch fir real purity of materials
The Futon - Sleeping comfort with Japanese roots
As a classic, ground level area for sleeping, futon has a 2,000 year long tradition in Japan. In literal translation, the word futon means fabric body/quilt and refers to traditional Japanese bedding in general.
A traditional futon consists of multiple layers of carded cotton with a maximum height of 10 cm. To always ensure the best sleeping comfort, the amount of futons increases with increasing age.
Consequently, even the sleep requirements of older people are fulfilled without changing the functional basic structure of the futon.
But despite having the best conditions for a healthy sleeping climate, futon has been increasingly pushed aside by European styled mattresses since the 1990s. Today, only about half of the Japanese people sleep on a futon.
The European variant: futon with combined natural materials
The rising interest in healthy sleep has led to a return to some of the old, smart values in Europe which to some extent lie in our history. The first futons already became popular in the 1980s.
Even though typical innerspring and foam mattresses are still popular in Germany and Europe, a change has started in recent decades. And aside of horsehair, straw and natural latex mattresses specifically the so-called Euro-Futon has seen a rise in popularity - a futon adjusted to the local sleeping habits which combines the advantages of the classical Japanese futon with our needs.
The improvement with natural materials like natural rubber, coconut fibre and horsehair increases the softness and the flexibility of the futon in order to extend its lifespan.
Moreover, Euro-Futon offers an advantage in comfort compared to the traditional variant: they are placed in beds like regular mattresses and don't have to be rolled up or fluffed.
Characteristics of a good futon
Two of the key characteristics of futon are its great diffusion capability as well as its climate activity. The well used materials easily take up moisture like sweat and condensed breathing air and let go of it during airing. Futons are always try as a result, which is the foundation for a good sleeping climate. Moreover, futon is very adaptive in terms of temperature because it comfortably adjusts itself to the body temperature of the sleeping person. This prevents the sleeper's body from cooling down too much during winter and from heating up too much during summer and improves the quality of sleep.
Unlike mattresses, futons aren't referred to as firm or soft but rather as to having different levels of firmness. The firmness depends on the materials used and their layering as core.
Another difference compared to regular mattresses is the high functionality of futons. While with regular mattresses, the core is responsible for the load capacity and the quilted cover for the regulation of climate, futons combine both functions thanks to the lose layering of materials on the inside. This characteristic allows futon users to lie calm and firm, which means that couples aren't disturbed by their partners turning during sleep as much. When the futon is used directly on the floor or on a foldable sofa/bed frame, a thinner, rollable model from the shiatsu collection is better suited. It can easily be rolled up and stored away, allowing for more useable living space during daytime. And when combined to a TWIN futon, these fine futons offer full comfort. You can find your perfect futon on our product and information pages.
Futon from Futonwerk - ecological and unconventional
Because natural, healthy and comfortable sleep is very important to Germans, they tend to spend more time with their own sleeping areas. Climate active resources like all-natural, organically grown cotton, coconut fibre and natural rubber provide futons with the best preconditions for a healthy sleep. An ecologically reasonable production and a long durability of Futonwerk products underlines our aim for sustainability. For our precisely crafted futons we name an average relative lifespan of 15 years while maintaining low prices at the same time.
Unconventional, customer oriented service starting with our consultation and ending with the delivery of the product makes the purchase of the perfect futon easier. However, a visit to our Showroom Dortmund can be helpful. Our luxuary futon classics - whether Bio Futon, DX Futon or shiatsu/TWIN futon - are all fitted with cotton covers made in organic quality. The Biofuton series also uses organic quality on the inside. All models are strictly tested for harmful substances and available in vegan variants as well. And if you need something specific, let's talk about it.