sillón Futton [futon]

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by LesliePasten, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. LesliePasten New Member

    Spanish - English
  2. k4t4r1n Member

    English (Br)
    I'd probably call that a futon. Although futons in Japan go on the floor, it's perfectly normal in the UK for them to be on frames, like in the picture. I presume the sofa-shaped frame can be changed into a bed-shaped frame? (And, as it looks like it sits two people not just one, I'd call it a sofa/settee/couch, rather than an armchair.)
  3. LesliePasten New Member

    Spanish - English
    Ok Thanks for your quick answer!!! it helps a lot...
  4. shylajohn012 New Member

    The Western futon is based on the Japanese original, with several major differences. It is almost always placed on a configurable wood or metal frame for dual use as a bed and a chair or couch. Typically, the frame folds in the middle, allowing the futon to be used as a couch, and flattens for use as a bed. It is usually filled with foam as well as batting, often in several layers, and is often much thicker and larger than Japanese futons, resembling a traditional mattress in size. Western-style futons are an alternative to a bed or other furniture, and are often sold in sets that include the mattress and frame. Futons normally feature a removable and replaceable cover in a variety of colours to match evolving modern decorating tastes. Western Futon mattress fillings vary from the economical offcut pieces of foam, to the higher quality eco-friendly natural fillings of felt and wool.

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