Providing ways for our customers to live a comfortable and natural life is at the heart of T.Y. Fine Furniture’s mission. So when we learned about a luxurious couch constructed with the finest in natural fibers, we knew it was right for us. And hopefully, for you, too.
The Verona Sofa offers elegant and organic seating complete with cushions constructed of natural latex wrapped in luxurious organic wool batting. The finest in certified organic materials such as cotton duck, sturdy hemp and a soft hemp-cotton blend comprise the cushions, so you know every moment spent on this unique creation will be soft and luxurious. While this natural sofa is formal enough for a living room, its simple elegance makes it ideal for any décor. Not only that, seat cushions can be customized to the owner’s preference and, as such, are available as either firmer or softer.
The Verona Sofa features other characteristics that make it stand out among its lesser peers. For example, materials involved in creating the Verona include:
- Certified sustainable solid hardwood (maple)
- GOTS-certified organic upholstery (in hemp, cotton duck or a hemp-cotton blend)
- Cradle-to-Cradle certified Natural Talalay latex foam
- Natural jute webbing
- Natural coir (coconut fiber with natural latex)
- Zero-VOC natural linseed oil
- Low-VOC water-based stain with linseed coating
Moreover, the authentic Verona Sofa uses no flame retardants, formaldehyde glue, cardboard, metal coils, particle board, plywood or veneer. All natural means just that, so no fake fillers are used in these beauties.
Every Verona Sofa also enjoys unparalleled attention to construction details such as Mortise-and-Tenon joinery and removable seat and back cushions. Each Verona Sofa is built by hand by Savvy Rest, a highly regarded manufacturer of organic mattresses based in central Virginia.
Not only is this amazing sofa constructed from the finest in natural fibers and materials, it is available in several colors, too. Selections include Lavender, Navy, Brown, Black, White, Honey and Sweet Potato. Yes, Sweet Potato!
We look forward to welcoming you to the shop and showing you the amazing luxuries this wonderful organic sofa offers.
Mattresses, like cars, are usually available at different price points featuring different options. Today I want to touch upon the issue of organic mattress comfort. I’ve done some reading about the level of comfort, or alleged lack thereof, provided by the typical organic mattress. The truth is that, like cars, mattresses (organic or otherwise) come at those different prices for a reason. The cold hard truth is that if you want your mattress to feel like a ride in a Rolls Royce you’re going to pay the price for that feel. If your budget allows a Mercedes level of comfort then you’ll pay that price and, of course, if your budget will allow you to buy Toyota level of comfort then that’s what you will get. The notion that organic mattresses are uncomfortable solely because they are made of organic materials and not man-made materials is false and any article making such a claim should be viewed with great skepticism.
So, just how does the manufacturer of an organic mattress, design and build a mattress sleep system that is not only equal to a memory foam mattress but better? They do it by at least doubling the coil count in their mattresses with springs that have a high chrome content that makes them stronger over the life of the product. They then layer the top of the mattress (the comfort layer) with either organic latex or a layer of micro coils which are encased in PLA (Polylactic Acid: made from potato or corn starch) and then covered in organic cotton. If you want a pillow top effect you can then purchase a topper made from organic latex, or a combination of latex, wool and cotton. As an added comfort bonus, the buyer won’t experience head-aches, a burning nose or other side effects caused by the chemicals in typical mattresses containing man-made materials. Finally, a reputable manufacturer will back up their products with a 20 year warranty. I haven’t seen very many manufacturers of the toxic variety of mattresses who will give customers a 20 year warranty.
By Wes Miller
The whole process of selecting a new mattress can be intimidating and time consuming. But when you consider that you will be spending an average of 8 hours a day sleeping, it’s not a process that you want to enter into lightly. First you need to look at the important basics. Find a local dealer where you can go in and try out a different selection of mattresses. We never recommend buying a mattress sight unseen. How well is the mattress constructed? What is the warranty? Where is the mattress made? Secondly, be prepared to spend at least 20 minutes trying out each mattress. It takes time for people to relax and get comfortable in the showroom. After all, you’re going into a strange place and then you have to lie down in front of people you don’t know. Just go into the experience knowing that you will have all the time you need to try out all of the different options and ask lots of questions. Thirdly, should you get all latex, springs and latex or a traditional inner-spring mattress? For customers looking for a more form-fitting mattress with almost no motion transfer we recommend latex. For those looking to have the density of latex but with a bit more flex we recommend the latex/spring combination. Memory foam and Air mattresses are popular with many consumers; they are form fitting, and provide great support, however, both of these mattress types contain chemicals and additives that we feel are unsafe for our customers. These are not items that we carry for that reason. Of course, we are all familiar with the traditional inner-spring feel. The fourth item to consider is any health issues you may have. For example, back pain, breathing issues, and acid reflux, to name a few. For back pain we recommend a firmer feel. Breathing issues could be driven by allergies to the chemicals in your old mattress. A mattress with an adjustable base does wonders for our customers with acid reflux.
Written by Wes Miller 5/28/2015