JT had just gotten married and he and his wife set out to buy their first piece of furniture together–a new mattress. The search began at local mattress showrooms; vast fields of mattresses neatly laid out under the buzz of fluorescent lights. Pushy salesmen pushed them to buy a fully loaded, feature-rich memory foam mattress. For $3,300 it should have been the pinnacle of comfort, but it wasn’t. To make matters worse, the return policy rendered it impossible to return. It was like car shopping. Actually it was worse than car shopping.
At work the next day, he shared his story with Daehee. The two friends from college had been working together at a company in Palo Alto, and unsurprisingly had similar experiences. There was work to be done.
We believe that business can be honest and premium products don’t need remote controls and payment plans. Especially not mattresses.
Daehee Park is the co-founder of Tuft & Needle. With a background in ecommerce and marketing, prior to Tuft & Needle he served as a consultant at Acxiom Corporation. Daehee received his bachelor’s degree in Security & Risk Analysis at Penn State University.
As co-founder at Tuft & Needle, John-Thomas (“JT”) Marino leads product and software development. With a passion for thoughtfully designed customer experiences, John-Thomas started his career at Hashrocket helping startups build just that. With roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania, John-Thomas studied Computer Science at Penn State University.
We believe in quality craftsmanship without the gimmicks. We work with the best to get the best. And then we sell the best, for exactly the price it should cost. It's the very simple system at the heart of everything we make.
Made with Care in The United States
We support American manufacturing. All of our mattresses are designed and crafted in the U.S.A.
Our fabric comes from a 90-year-old, family-owned textile mill in the Carolinas
Our foam is freshly poured and cut here in the United States.
Sewing & Finishing
We put the finishing touches in Southern California, compress the mattress for efficient delivery and send straight to you.