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Floor Couch Alternatives
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Japanese Style Living Room


We offer three types of floor seating:

1-- Floor Couch

2--Japanese Living Room Set

3--Eco Backrest™ Set of Three

The Floor Couch Economy is a combination package which includes:

  • 1 Restorative Yoga Mat
  • 2 Yoga Bolsters Rectagular
  • 1 Tatami Mat--OPTIONAL

The Floor Couch Delux is a combination package which includes

  • 1 Organic Kapok/Wool Futon
  • 2 Yoga Bolsters Rectangular
  • 1 Tatami Mat

The Japanese Living Room Set for Seating Four People includes:

  • 4 sitting mats (zabutons) (medium)
  • 2 round zafu sitting cushions (medium)
  • 1 smile cushion
  • 1 Peace Bench (medium)

A combination of Japanese sitting mats, cushions and benches creating a simple, low cost couch alternative for group seating--doubles as a floor bed. (You can customize sizes and mix colors if you call us for details 1-888-267-5366)

 

Ecobackrest™ Set of Three:

  • The most comfortable way to hang out with friends.
  • Takes up less room than a couch
  • Easy to move out of the way
  • Can use on a bed or couch as well as the floor.

 

Floor Seats

Floor Couch Alternative

Zafu

Smile Cushion

Inflatable Zafu

Peace Bench

Sky Bench

Zabuton

 

Our goal is to adapt furniture from floor sitting cultures into the modern setting. Floor Seats come in a variety of styles, from the traditional Japanese Zafu and Tatami Mat to the Tibetan Kneeling Bench and Native America Tipi Chair that we call the Eco Backrest™. These seats help create a comfortable floor living environment. You can sit in a variety of positions as shown in the photos.

Most Americans are unaware of the floor sitting furniture that floor based cultures have developed for many years, These simple seats provide far more comfort than the typical throw pillow can.

Our floor seats either put the sitter in a lounge position (Eco Backrest™) or in an active sitting position of vertical balance that establishes alignment and comfort.

Floor sitting is being rediscovered as a sleek and attractive design alternative especially for small spaces.

 

The Lean Green Dwelling

Living Big in a Small Space

by Patrick Clark

To most of us, a small dwelling normally brings up negative images such as: compromise, cramped, ghetto, low income, anti-social, and utilitarian. Isn’t this the land of the free, where bigger is better? Even so, in reality most of us live in a small abode out of necessity.

The current offerings on the market for space-saving furniture are usually simply the same icons (the couch, chair, table, and bed) in a smaller size or having fewer of them in an abode, studio or office. This is not a system upgrade or redesign, but merely ‘re-arranging the furniture’. This is just living smaller in a smaller space.

Modern has thrown away the baby with the bath water when it started excluded vernacular and classical elements in favor of the ‘newer is better’ mentality. What I am proposing is a method of designing small spaces using principles from a wide range of disciplines and cultures, to bring ‘Modern’ up to date. Actually Modern in this sense would be involve a different set of aesthetics which considers a wider range of factors and values, such as health, clutter control, green lifestyle, non-toxic materials, building science, Fung Shui, community building, appreciation for other cultures and an openness to new ideas as well as old ideas that still work.

The obstacles preventing this approach from becoming widespread boil down mostly to overlooked design flaws in the American home and office. These flaws are hangovers from a bygone era which had different available technologies, building materials, and culture. These American icons are ingrained in our psyches and modern design has not yet stood back and gotten a wide enough perspective to see that it is still thinking inside the box, not solving the problem.

A small home is far more capable of providing comfort, convenience, and elegance than most designers and architects realize. The fact that a building is designed around the furniture it holds must be looked at first before this hypothesis can be understood—that is, before one can start thinking outside the nine dots.

 

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Floor Couch includes a mini futon with yoga bolsters. Shown here on a tatami mat.

Floor Couch Economy
$288.00
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Floor Couch Delux
$570.60
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Japanese Living Room Set
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$364.50

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Living Room Set includes four zabutons with a variety of seats (two zafus, one Peace Bench™, one Smile Cushion™ for a discounted price (10% off individual prices)

These sitting mats can be placed together for comfortable floor sleeping. A sleek, minimalist approach to interior design.

Feel free to mix and match our floor seats to your needs. Please call to customize your Living Room Set.

EcoBackrest™ Set of Three
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Eco Backrests™ our unique, sleek, floor lounge chair--makes a nice alternative to a couch.

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Japanese tatami mat "tatami omote" is really the covering over the top of the tatami.

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Tilt Seat Eco Chair™

Eco Backrest™

Lie Down Desk
(same as Eco Backrest™)

Zen Office™

Stand Up or Sit Down Eco Desk™

Dynamic Office™

Om Gym™
Inversion Swing

Eco Sticky Mat

Organic Cotton Yoga Straps

Organic Yoga Blankets

Eco Yoga Blocks

Organic Yoga Bolsters

Restorative Yoga Mat

Yoga carry bag/sling

Eye Pillows

Yoga Lounge™

Meditation Cushions/Zafus/Crescent Zafus

Sitting Mats /Zabutons

Meditation Benches

Sky Bench™

Inflatable Zafu

Meditation Bells

Japanese Incense

Beeswax Candles

Lavender Landscape Poster

Meditation Books and CDs

Platform Couch

Floor Couch

Japanese Living Room Suite™

Floor Seats/cushions
(zafu, smile cushion™, zabuton sitting mat)

Floor benches/stools
(Peace Bench™, Sky Bench)

Coffee Table

Floor Lounge Chair
(same as Eco Backrest™)

Tilt Seat Dining Set

Organic Kapok/wool Futon

Modular Platform Bedframe

Organic Kapok Pillows

Buckwheat Pillows Organic

Body Pillows

Organic Cotton Blankets

Quantum Calming Mat™

Modular Shelves

Tatami Mats

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