LINN-SUI 1994-2014



Futons are made from layers of carded cotton, the same size as the mattress, that are put into the futon in sheets (between 5 to 7 layers plus additional coconut or latice depending on the kind of futon) until the desired thickness is obtained.
Layers of coconut or latice fibre (or both) can be inserted into the futon, lending the mattress elasticity and non deformability.
If these materials are added to the sides of the mattress the cotton still maintains body contact (preventing the formation of mites and acting as a thermoregulator).
Futons give rigid support but adapt themselves well to body shape; they become rigid and compact in the highest pressure points (like the pelvis) while remaining thicker and softer in the lowest pressure points (like the arch of the spine - the lumbar region) anatomically supporting the whole of the body surface, allowing for the uniform release of muscular and neuralgic tension without accumulating it in particular parts of the body.

Sezione FutonFutons suffer from excessive humidity, limiting their capacity to breathe.
The material inside the futon doesn't move around because the layers of cotton are the same size as the mattress. For this reason only a few studs are necessary to keep it still.
Having layers the size of the mattress futons can't be remade or recarded, unlike wool (in woolen mattresses) which moves around in the form of flakes and traps dust as a result of its electrostatic properties.
The light coloured, natural material of the mattress must be well protected.
The outer material of the futon is off white, unbleached drill cotton.

The traditional futon is made entirely from cotton, it is advisable to lay it on a flat surface such as a tatami mat. Being particularly adaptable to its underlying surface it should not be put on slatted bed bases with slats that are more than 7/8cms apart.
This kind of futon adapts itself most to body shape; once the material is compacted by body pressure however, it takes on a certain rigidity and therefore needs to be well looked after as by folding and turning it the cotton inside regains air and thickness.

The cotton and latice futon envelops the body less but also conserves some elasticity under body pressure; the latice inside alleviates the effect of the uneven base (wooden slats), it is naturally suited to a tatami mat base.
Having less cotton and containing latice it has less need to be aired, using the material's elasticity and undeformability to regain thickness.

The cotton and coconut futon is the hardest.
The coconut that is inserted into the middle of the futon makes it more rigid and better able to breathe, its rigidity alleviates the effects of the underlying base; its upkeep is similar to that of the latice based futon above with the added breathing capacity of the coconut.

The cotton, coconut and latice futon: padded with layers of cotton interlayered with sheets of latice and coconut make the mattress firmer.
The latice and the coconut allow for both outer elasticity and inner rigidity, making the centre of the futon undeformable.
This futon is the most suited to uneven bases.
This model has less need for upkeep because the coconut and latice inside easily regain their thickness and the outside cotton is easily aired.