Our Oak Panama sofa-bed showing it folded out for a bed with Futon mattress

We have a great deal of experience making futon mattresses here at the Natural Bed Company, having manufactured futons in our Sheffield workshop for over 30 years. In fact, when we began, we weren’t actually Natural Bed Company, but The Futon Shop! Our name may have changed over the years, but our commitment to making […]

The Panama Sofa Bed in Oak supplied with futon mattress for sitting and sleeping

Over the last couple of months here at Natural Bed Company, we’ve noticed a dramatic increase in orders of our Panama sofa bed base, so now seems like the perfect opportunity to take a look at the reasons for its popularity. Looking at the Panama, it’s easy to see why this base has become such […]

Made in Britain by us our futon mattresses can be made in a choice of sizes and cover colours

We’ve been making futons for a long time here at Natural Bed Company, over 30 years in fact, each one made to measure for our customers. It is that individual service that makes our futon mattresses stand out from the crowd, leaving you safe in the knowledge that your mattress was made with care, to […]

Information about our hand crafted futon mattresses

A Short History of Futons in the UK What is a futon? A futon is a traditional Japanese mattress with a cotton cover originally filled with layers of cotton fibres.In 1983 when we started making futons that’s how all futons were being made, but over the last 30 years there’ve been several changes. The first […]

A modern solid wooden bed - the Malabar in Oak and shown with Oak Bedside Cube table

What changes can be made to a Natural Bed Company bed or futon mattress? Looking for a bespoke bed? As all our solid wooden beds are made to order we can be more accommodating than most companies when our customers require alterations to be made to the design of the base. Below you will see […]

Kumo Japanese Style low wooden Bed Base

At the Natural Bed Company we love the pared down simplicity of Japanese interior design. This love of the harmonious, minimalist style has inspired our Kyoto collection. We are long-time fans of low beds, and our Oregon, Nevada and Sonora beds also suit this style. With this in mind we thought we’d share a few […]

Oak Panama futon sofa bed with wool floral cover. Shown with Cube side table.

Our sofa beds are always a hit with our customers. They offer style and flexibility when changing your room from one purpose to another. Or, as a perfect space for guests to stay the night. With this in mind, we thought we’d explore all our sofa bed options. We no longer make our own sofa […]

Our Oak Cuba Sofa bed folded out as a bed using the futon mattress supplied

Please note that, unfortunately, we are no longer making futon mattresses. We hope the following information will still be of use if you have an existing futon from us, but we won’t be making them any more. Our futon mattresses are a modern version of the traditional Japanese mattress. We have over 20 years experience […]