1991 – The Difference is in the Design

1991 – The Difference is in the Design

December 6, 1991 by Tom Meade - No Comments

“Build a better mouse trap and” … the old adage goes. Having only just learned of a futon frame the year before, and after about a year of designing/conceptualing different designs to build (or trying to build), a glaring need became apparent.  The simple A-frames and L-frames were difficult to convert from a couch to a bed and back again, especially with the then all-cotton futons (cotton is NOT light, these are heavy futons!).  Hmmm.

Maybe there was a better way? A way to make it EZ to convert.  Maybe even Super EZ?  Thus the Super EZ Lounger was created!  The EZest to operate A-frame ever: Front conversion from a lounger to a bed and then back again.  And next to be created was our famed Super EZ Sofa, still sold today virtually unchanged from it’s original design.  Our first patent was filed and issued the following year, Pat # 

“The Difference is in the Design” has been the tagline for Collegiate Furnishings Inc. ever since for that is what makes our products unique – a strategic focus on innovative design & function that is built to last a lifetime at a price that can’t be beat.