Today, Gold Bond is not only known as a superior quality leader in the mattress industry, it is also world renowned for making the finest futon mattresses. And for starting something entirely new, the modern futon. Originally a thin mat in Japan, a futon was rolled up and stashed away each morning. With vision, the futon was to become one of the home furnishings biggest superstars. Butch and Bob saw potential in the futon sofa sleeper. This would be right for bedroom, den, office, living room or guest room. It would be more comfortable and less expensive than the rollouts and sofa sleepers then popular. So they took this thin Japanese mat — and made it plusher. Once again, comfort was essential to the success of this company. Again, as orders poured into Gold Bond, its factory became too small. So the company moved into its present 115,000 square foot operation a second mile away from the original location. As in 1898, comfort and quality would again propel the Gold Bond futon mattress into mainstream America and into a dozen other countries as well.