Innovative Sleep Technologies Debuts at Las Vegas Market


Industry veterans launched new adjustable bed company eager to introduce retailers to innovative products built on 100+ years of know-how and relationships.


One of five adjustable bases from its Essential and Premiere collections.

ST. PETERS, Mo. (July 19, 2023) – Innovative Sleep Technologies will present its new products for the first time at a major bedding market in Las Vegas, July 30-August 2, at the World Market Center.

Innovative Sleep Technologies (IST) 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.

About Innovative Sleep Technologies:

Innovative Sleep Technologies (IST) is a new company launched by industry veterans to provide the residential furnishings, home healthcare and recreational vehicle industries with expertise in the design, manufacturing and marketing of adjustable and platform beds, mattresses, pillows and sheets. With headquarters, warehousing and logistics in Missouri, IST has ownership in factories and leverages a strategic manufacturing network across Asia, Europe and Central America.