Innovative Sleep Technologies will present its new products for the first time at a major bedding market in Las Vegas. The company launched late last year by industry veterans John Schulte and Sven Knabe serves several top retailers of furniture, mattresses and recreational vehicles and supplies.
In showroom B-1328 shared with Ventius International/SFX Sleep, IST will showcase five adjustable bases from its Essential and Premiere collections, its patented elevation kit accessory compatible with many of its beds for elevated sleep benefits, and a uniquely designed, fully upholstered adjustable base with ample storage space.
“Innovative Sleep Technologies is presenting to the residential market Symphony Sleep, a new brand that has behind it, over 100 years of expertise in developing, engineering and marketing adjustable bases along with a global network to source the highest quality materials and components for all our bedding products,” said Schulte, president.
Before launching IST, Schulte spent 27 years at Glideaway, at one time a leading supplier of adjustable bases. During his tenure, he was the inventor on six patents; initiated the design, development, and sourcing of Glideaway branded adjustable bases; and developed its multi-national sourcing programs. He served as vice president of product development, sourcing and strategic planning before the company merged with Rize.
IST managing partner Knabe is a leader in German engineering and international sales of motion furniture and bedding technology. His extensive experience includes top management roles in some of Germany’s most innovative manufacturers for residential and in-home medical care furnishings.
The company is co-owned by Meise Mobel, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of adjustable bases and platform beds out of Europe and Asia, and also a trusted supplier to the U.S. bedding market for 30 years. German-owned Meise Mobel has world-class factories in Jiaxing China and Bosnia Herzegovina, with its own roots dating back a century. It was a decades-long partner with Glideaway for the design and production of market-leading adjustable bases.