At House of Coco it is incredibly important to us that we get our beauty sleep in order to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead. An imperative part of getting a good nights rest is down to your bed and mattress. There is nothing worse than waking up feeling groggy with a protruding spring digging into your back; with a bed from Hästens, you need never get up on the wrong side of bed ever again. Our interiors writer Emily Georgiou, went to find out why Hästens are renowned for producing some of the world’s greatest beds.
Hästens is a luxury Swedish sleep retailer and creates bespoke handcrafted beds which retail at up to £68,000 as well as producing luxury accessories perfect for creating the best sleep in the world. Of course, there are only a select group of people around the globe that can afford to purchase the top end bed (Vividus) but it is worth paying every penny to feel as though you are snoozing on a cloud. It truly is a bed fit for a king or queen. For those of us who cannot stretch the bank balance to buy the Vividus, don’t despair; Hästens offer a range of beds at an achievable price after saving. The prices of the beds very much reflect the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every bed and after all, you do spend a large majority of your life in bed, so why not make it a fabulous one.
Since 1852 Hästens has been committed to crafting the best sleep with skilled craftsmen who have been refining their work for generations. Every bed is bespoke and created by hand using traditional methods and only the best natural renewable materials including the finest pure flax, cotton and wool, the highest quality Swedish pine and genuine, hypoallergenic horsehair. These natural materials are the key to having a restful night and are a great deal better for your health, allowing the mattress to breathe naturally and providing you with the deepest sleep. No machine can surpass the skills of the Hästens master craftsmen and even though machines do it cheaper, hands always do it better. It is these details that make Hästens different, along with their quest to provide the most restful sleep for people who want to lead a higher quality of life.
At Hästens, their mission is to change the way people think about and prioritize sleep. We are almost all guilty of splashing out on unnecessary material objects and losing sight of what is important. Cars, clothes and holidays do of course serve a purpose and provide a higher sense of well-being, however the difference between sleeping on a good bed and a bad bed can have dramatic effects on your life. Tiredness and grouchiness can be the immediate reactions after having an awful night, however the long term damage that you could be doing to your health and body is far greater. It is for this reason Hästens have been refining their craft and only use the finest natural materials and skilled hand craftsmanship to offer the greatest sleep possible. The beds are more than a product; they are an investment for life, and they are forever on a mission to provide better sleep, one bed at a time. Sleep in a Hästens is more restorative and rejuvenating. It brings you natural energy, an improved mood, greater health and happiness and a more youthful appearance, each night and every day; who can argue with that?
The joy of having a bespoke bed is that you can tailor it to your own specifications. The mattresses are all pocket sprung which provide you with the right support and it means that if your partner is ever having a restless night you will not be disturbed. Another fabulous feature is that you can specify the firmness or softness of your mattress to cater to your needs. Not only can you select the firmness or softness but your partner can select a completely different option to you. In terms of the aesthetics there are a selection of materials to choose from including the iconic blue and white check. A top mattress is advised to be bought with any bed. It gives you that little something extra you need for a fresh, healthy and superior comfort, improving both the climate and longevity of your bed.
Hästens has had the honour and privilege of being an official supplier to the Swedish Royal Court since the 1950s – a mark of the esteem the beds are held in. If it is good enough for Royalty then it is good enough for House of Coco. Hästens beds are built to last for at least 25 years and are just as comfortable 25 years on as they were on the very first night; an investment surely worth making. As well as the beautiful beds Hästens also creates stunning bedding and linens, luxury sleepwear, travel accessories and a deluxe children’s range.
House of Coco highly advise you to visit a Hästens store and speak to one of the very knowledgeable sleep experts about the perfect bed for you. All beds in the showroom can be tested and we assure you that you will not be disappointed. In fact they have now ruined the experience of sleeping in our own beds at home forever. We hopped into every single one whilst the sleep expert explained in a very polite way why our sleeping positions were wrong, how to change them as well as advising us on which bed is best for our body shape. We never thought we could feel so relaxed in a bed showroom but we honestly could have nodded off. The beds are incredible. There is simply nothing else like them in the world. No amount of flattery will ever manage to do Hästens justice and so we recommend popping into a showroom and trying them out for yourselves. You will never look back.