Small futons – The futons in the western version are related to the sofa beds, the latter can be of the nest type, which are those that fold over themselves so that one can leave the bed practically armed inside the furniture. The nest-type chairs have become famous for being very uncomfortable for the body, no matter how practical your system. For its part, the western futons are those that fold or deploy as hinges. When they function as armchairs, the aesthetics is distinctly Western. What makes it similar to his Japanese cousin is the wooden structure with transverse gratings.
In turn, while the Japanese traditional futon consists of a mattress inside a cover as a whole piece, the armchairs may have higher cushions. But then, what defines the traditional Japanese small futons? One of the characteristics is the type of mattress, highly flexible and of knit holster that allow to roll it during the day and unwind it at nightfall. It is that in Japan, these beds go to a closet or a corner during the daytime period.
For example, a mattress characteristic of the Japanese tradition, which also includes the pillow. In their typical version, these pillows were filled with grains or cereals, like wheat. On the other hand, instead of the wooden structure, the traditional small futons rest for use in the tatami , elevated floors similar to pallets that during the day fulfill diverse functions.