Eastman House Debuts The Founders Collection Mattresses

that emphasis on healthy sleep, the Founders Collection is designed with natural materi- als, including organic wool and 100 percent natural Talalay latex, and shuns polyurethane foam for a more natural sleep experience. “The Founders Collection follows the lega-

cy of our founders who were focused on cre- ating luxurious mattresses made with healthy materials,” said Stuart Carlitz, president and CEO of Eastman House. “We’ve implemented much of the innovation upon which our com- pany was founded in developing this collec- tion and selected best-in-breed materials to deliver the best sleep.” The Founders Collection features seven dif-

By Christopher Schriever

Marking more than 150 years of mattress manufacturing, Eastman House will introduce its first collection of mattresses for retailers aiming to sell to the more socially conscious consumer. The mattress collection falls under its Chittenden & Eastman label. Paying hom-

age to the brands’ founders, the Founders Col- lection builds on a legacy of crafting innovative mattresses with an eye toward luxurious sleep. Founded in 1866 by G.M. Todd and H. Bai-

ley, Chittenden & Eastman has been known as a go-to line for mattresses marketed as a healthier alternative. Hearkening back to

ferent hybrid models made with hand-tufting, high-quality pocketed coils, buoyant layers of Talalay latex and an exclusive tri-zone Talalay latex with more support in the center where the body is heavier. Priced to retail at $2,499, the collection’s centerpiece model—the Master- piece—sports a two-inch topper of natural latex for added comfort. Additionally, each offering features organic wool in a heavy-blistered, knit ticking for a natural cooling effect. Inspired by current trends in clothing and home interiors, the collection touts a classic look with a cover designed in egg shell, taupe and brown hues. Visit

Blu Sleep Unveils New Air Pod Technology For Adjustable-Friendly Italian Foam Mattresses

By Brooke S. Pisarsky Blu Sleep Products will introduce updated versions of its popular Nubia and Loft mat- tresses at the Summer Las Vegas Market, revealing new comfort and support technol- ogies. Known for its European engineered sleep products, the company designed the mattresses using individually zoned Air Pods that adapt to the contours of the body and eliminate pressure points and motion transfer. “In January, retailer response to these new models was overwhelmingly positive,”

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said Blu Sleep President Alex Ciccolella. ”Our customers need to floor high-quality adjustable bed base friendly mattresses at competitive prices. We listened and used their input to fine-tune the final products. The new Nubia and Loft models feature some of our most innovative sleep technol- ogies such as breathable foam and textiles, zoned air pods for comfort and single-piece construction for durability.” Available

in plush and firm feels, the 10-inch Loft and 11-inch Nubia were de-

veloped to address two reoccurring con- cerns in the sleep products space: ergo- nomic support and comfort. By marrying a high-density, pressure-relieving top layer of water-expanded memory foam with the zoned Air Pods, Blu Sleep delivers ortho- pedic support from head to toe. Set to re- tail from $1,299 to $2,299 in queen, the new mattresses are not only adjustable bed base friendly, but offer the right fit for the sleeper. Visit

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