Luonto is a family-owned Finnish company whose name means “nature” (more about that later). Since 1970, they’ve been building fine furniture in Finland; since 2012, they’ve been bringing their sofas to the U.S. Luonto’s philosophy emphasizes simplicity, functionality, Scandinavian design, and envrionmental responsibility.
The Nico sleepers, like the one shown in the video above, feature a unique, split-mattress design (no, you don’t feel the split when you lay down), so each side opens and closes easily and independently with just one hand. The foam mattress provides a comfortably firm sleeping surface with no springs, bars, or sagging, like you find on conventional sleeper sofas. It means a good night’s sleep for everyone and happy guests.
The Fantasy sleepers (the dark grey ones) open and close easily in a single motion, and provides a comfortably firm sleeping surface with no springs, bars, or sagging to keep anyone awake.The bed unfolds, leaving no room between the head of the mattress and the inner back of the sofa, meaning it takes up less floor space than a conventional sleeper mechanism, even though the mattress is a full, normal bed-size 80″ long.
Luonto builds everything themselves, including their exclusive sleeper mechanisms. The frames are made from Finnish birch – Luonto owns their own forest that they replenish on a tree-for-tree basis – making them extremely durable. The foam for the seat cushions has a density of 2.2, about 25% higher than the industry average. Everything is made in Luonto’s own factory by employees who average 20 years employment with the company. And, that factory is utterly clean, because every bit of wood waste and sawdust is collected and formed into pellets that are used to heat the factory and surrounding communities. Luonto products carry a 10-year guarantee on the frames and a 2-year guarantee on the sleeper mechanisms.