A. Lava Creates 2 New Posts to Manage Expanding Business

A. Lava Creates 2 New Posts to Manage Expanding Business

A. Lava & Son Co., a supplier of contract sewing and product assembly services that includes zippered cover production, quilting services, mattress components, turnkey boxed-bed programs and more, has hired Mason Hallett and promoted Chris Bunce. Each reports to Adam Lava, co-owner of the Chicago-based company. Hallett, a mattress fabrics veteran, assumes the role of […]

Interzum Cologne 2017 Mattress Fabrics

Interzum Cologne 2017 Mattress Fabrics

BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA T. NELLES Mattress fabrics demand attention with bright color—and promises of better sleep Ticking suppliers retooled their knit and woven collections, creating luxury fabrics with a fabulous hand and touches of bold color, as well as some unusual finishes that are said to offer health benefits.  Boyteks highlights 7 new […]

Interzum Cologne: Art meets tech in ticking showrooms

Interzum Cologne: Art meets tech in ticking showrooms

BY BARBARA NELLES In upbeat ticking showrooms at Interzum Cologne in Germany May 5-8,  mattress makers were there to buy, fabric suppliers told BedTimes. “We are finally back to where we were 10 years ago!” said Apollonija Spela Honigsman, research and development manager for Bodet & Horst in Elterlein, Germany. “Four years ago buyers were […]

Mattress ticking’s 21st-century aesthetic

Mattress ticking’s 21st-century aesthetic

Category makes a contemporary, sophisticated statement through enhanced sense of style BY GARY JAMES Fashion is playing an increasingly important role in today’s ticking as bed producers seek new ways to differentiate products on retail floors and grab consumer attention. Knit panels—the mattress industry’s most popular look—are getting more and more sophisticated thanks to the […]

Judging a bed by its cover

BY BARBARA T. NELLES There are two very different style trends being displayed on today’s well–dressed bed—the sleek, smooth look of all–foam specialty sleep and the ornate multihued couture outfitting innerspring and hybrid mattresses. Clean, unquilted wraparound styling driven by the growing popularity of all–foam mattresses already has swept Europe and is increasingly seen in […]