Hi, I'm Japh Komassa, founder of Great Lakes Futon in Milwaukee, Wi 30+ years ago. We no longer have a retail establishment here in milwaukee, but please shop our online store using the menu on the left.
Great Lakes Futon made and shipped futons all over North America during that period. The "crane & turtle" symbolize good luck and longevity, that has created 30+ years of futon history to offer the finest selections of futon home furnishings. Dependable and durable futon furniture. Handmade futons using california and texas grown cotton, post-consumer recycled polyester fibers, and high density foam all combine to make extremely resilient and comfortable futons. Our accessories offer beautifull futon covers and pillows. tatami mats for flooring, zafus and zabutons for meditation, and most recently Architectural Sculptures from my travels in Europe with my friend Duro.
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"I just wanted to let you know that our futons arrived yesterday. They are exactly what we were looking for...excellent quality and very comfortable! We enjoyed a very restful night sleep last night. I really appreciated your helpful customer service and the discount on the covers as well (especially since I screwed up the order)! Thanks much!" — Trish
"I received one futon on Thursday and the other on Friday. They are really excellent! My roommate and I are very happy with them and we really appreciate the pillows that were added in. That was such a very nice surprise! Thank you so much for everything!!" — Elizabeth
"I absolutely love my bed - it arrived very shortly after your email. Everything was in great condition. Thank you again; I'm absolutely delighted and sleeping like a baby!" — Klaire
"I absolutely love Crane and Turtle traditional Japanese futon. I bought a twin size bed for my daughter, and we couldn't be happier with this product. Excellent quality work and materials. So much so that we are now ordering a queen size futon for ourselves!! On top of that, they have a very responsive and personal customer service. Thank you!" — Kunti
"We are extremely satisfied with our futon. It is nice and warm; we have been getting really good sleep since we started using it. Very happy with our purchase." — Taruja
"I just want to say that my futon is wonderful and i think you did a good job shipping as well, thank you." — Moses M.
"Got the mattress yesterday; baby Lyndon loves it and it fits nice and snug in our crib! It's so fluffy he'll have a baby groove worn in it in no time, just like he's done to our bed! We'll definitely be back for more mattresses this tax season. Thanks again Japh." — Summer
"I just wanted to let you know that the futon and cover arrived today - just as you promised! One of our guests is enjoying a great rest as I type this note to you. The mattress is so well-made and so very comfortable. We are so very grateful to you for getting this to us on time as promised - what fantastic service and friendly communication to get it done. I will be back with you in a bit to order the Osaka frame. Until then - take good care." — Deb
"I have had the tatami bed for about two weeks, it is awesome! The buying experience was perfect from order, communication, delivery, and quality. Just wanted you to know that I am a very satisfied customer. Other e-commerce companies should use you as an example. Great product, great price, and excellent communication. That's the way to do it, I wish you much success in the future. Thank you!" — Bruce
"The frame arrived Friday night via UPS I put it together in about a 1/2 hour . It was fun and easy.. slept really well last night on my new bed
Thanks for the good customer service...." — Steph
I do a lot of Internet shopping, spending considerable time each year in far
flung places where normal retail opportunities are limited. Seldom have I
had such a successful (and rewarding!) experience, however, as I did with
Crane and Turtle.
My wife and I wanted to find for ourselves a very particular tatami bed
which we had had the pleasure of sleeping on in a friend's apartment in
Paris. After considerable searching of many potential web sites, it looked
as though Crane and Turtle might have something similar -- whereupon there
started a long and fruitful correspondence between the two of us regarding
dimensions, floor clearance, wood stain colors, shipping venues, delivery
dates, under-bed storage drawers, and more. At every juncture you went out
of your way to provide answers, locate inventory from diverse suppliers, and
arrange for delivery of EXACTLY what we had been hoping to find.
The quality and comfort of the bed is outstanding. But what stands out in
my mind is the extraordinary customer service that you provided.
In a word, "Bravo."— Dean
"We love it and it's perfect! thank you, it was worth the wait!" — Susan
Links to our Suppliers
Strata Furniture, Inc. — http://www.stratafurniture.com/
Collegiate Furnishings, Inc. — http://www.rta-furniture.com/
Miwa Futons, Inc. — http://www.miwafuton.com/
SIS Covers, Inc. — http://www.siscovers.com/