Gold Bond Mattress will be featuring its line of 18 futon models and deluxe covers at the upcoming High Point Market. The company said it will highlight the collection as a result of a 20-percent spike in futon sales, a category now representing nearly $2 billion in retail sales.
Futons have evolved over time—while once a lower-end staple in college dorms, they are now quality made, perfect for every type of décor. Gold Bond futons feature high-end fabrics like leather and micro-suede, and offer the highest quality comfort choices. The manufacturer is believed to be the largest producer of premium futons in the United States.
“Not only did we log 20-percent growth in futon sales in recent years, but we will see this level of sales increase over the next five years. This classic functional and space-saving furniture piece really is becoming a necessity in every home today, whether an apartment in the city or a sprawling colonial in the suburbs,” said Gold Bond President, Robert Naboicheck. “Buyer interest in futons has seen a steady uptick in the last year and with leather making up over 34-percent of all upholstery sales, our popular recycled leather cover option is just another way to elevate futons to the highest levels of style, comfort and durability.”
Recycled leather offers both the look and feel of traditional leather without the price of genuine leather. Marked with the dimensional grain and hand-rubbed layered tones of traditional leather, Gold Bond’s chocolate brown cover is scratch and stain resistant, washable with soap and water and highly durable. The sleek option is also less prone to fade with exposure to light.
“While traditional leather can cost significantly more than other furniture coverings, we introduced a recycled leather cover to our line-up because it adds style and sophistication while ensuring high-performance durability and reliability,” added Naboicheck. “In addition to being a more affordable option, recycled leather is also an eco-friendly one.”
The leather offering will be sold in addition to the seven microfiber color choices Gold Bond currently has available for its 18 futon constructions. The recycled leather option increases the retail cost by $100.