Independent mattress and futon manufacturer Gold Bond, with headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut, has introduced the Magnolia mattress, a luxury product designed with more organic and natural components.
Priced at $3,499 in queen size, it is a part of the company’s Organic Latex collection.
According to Gold Bond, the market for natural and organic mattresses has grown considerably because lower prices and technology have enabled textile manufacturers to create more fashionable ticking.
“Instead of a gap of a few thousand dollars between organic and luxury mattresses, more efficient manufacturing has narrowed it to a few hundred dollars,” said Bob Naboicheck, president of Gold Bond. “The luxury consumer is saying that if they can buy a product with more organic and natural components, and it is nearly the same price as comparable luxury offerings, they will opt for the more natural one.”
Unlike other natural Talalay latex mattresses in the Organic Latex collection, the Magnolia has an innerspring core. Magnolia features two-sided, edge-to-edge construction; Leggett & Platt’s 1057-coil Bolsa unit with Quantum Edge for added support, a 1/4-inch needle-punched organic wool insulator pad on each side; and 2 inches of natural Talalay latex. The organic components in the mattress are sourced from GOTS-certified vendors.
The mattress has a 14-inch profile and includes certified organic cotton ticking quilted with 2 inches of organic and hypo-allergenic wool. A heavy-duty all-wood foundation also is available in standard 9-inch or a low-profile 5 1/2 inch.
“Durability is another key element of what consumers are looking for today,” Naboicheck added. “They want mattresses made to last, not products where body impressions begin to emerge weeks or months after purchase. That is why this collection has one of the highest coil counts in the industry with two rows of quantum edge around the entire perimeter that creates a genuine ‘wow’ feel.
“Magnolia is the most comfortable and durable innerspring mattress we have made in our 122-year history.”