Given that nearly a third of one's life is spent in bed, a well-constructed mattress is crucial. For over a century,
Savoir Beds has been dedicated to raising the quality of sleep with its bespoke mattresses and bed frames. Here, Savoir shows us the secret to their bedding, and why they
believe that investing in a great bed can be life changing. 88
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1. Each Bed is Unique. The company likens the creation of their beds to that of a custom suit. Every Savoir bed is made to order for a specific client, and each mattress is made by just one craftsman. Starting with the first bed, which was created for London’s Savoy Hotel in 1905 and continuing today in their SoHo showroom, the company believes that a custom bed is the ultimate luxury. Picture above: Hugo Bed
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To get the perfect fit, the sleep experts in the SoHo showroom determine the correct support and comfort for each sleeper. Only then do the skilled craftsmen and women in London get to work.
Picture Above: Savoir’s SoHo showroom
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2. Highest Level of Craftsmanship. By avoiding a production line and having one craftsman per bed, Savoir ensures that the greatest pride and attention is paid to each client. Savoir trains its own craftsmen and women at its London workshop.
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The box spring is a vital component of the overall sleep system. It does much of the “heavy lifting
and protects the mattress, allowing the bed to take your weight as opposed to shape. The deep, independent hourglass springs in a
Savoir base are much more durable and flexible than cheaper pocket-spring and open-coil alternatives. Incorporating a layer of horse tail, Savoir’s box spring also helps to manage the breathability, moisture and temperature of the entire bed set.
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To create the box spring, the craftsmen at
Savoir first link the hour glass springs together using a time-honored method called “star-lashing.” Each spring is hand tied eight ways
to create a star shape, achieving the perfect amount of tension that allows independent motion but prevents any gaps in support from developing. The edge of the box spring is then built up using a horsehair roll that is stuffed and stitched to ensure that the edge of the bed is supportive.
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3. Natural Materials. The company avoids using manmade materials and chemicals. Instead it chooses fillings that, while requiring more skill to use and cost more, provide the most comfort and support. Without a doubt, the king of upholstery fillings is long, curled horse tail, and Savoir uses the finest quality from Latin America. Each curled strand forms a perfect minature spring, smaller than anything possible in steel, for guaranteed comfort and optimal performance.
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The horsehair also naturally regulates sleeping temperature by helping wick moisture away and prevents body temperature from rising in areas that are in contact with the sleeping surface.
Savoir uses generous quantities of British lambswool and the finest Mongolian cashmere in the uppermost comfort layer of all its mattresses and toppers.
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4. Creative Inspiration. For the Penelope Bed, Savoir’s head of design Mandeep Dillon was inspired by the French beds at the time of Louis XV. This influence is seen in the curved lines of the bed’s legs and headboard, which recall the elegance of the era. To keep the bed from feeling stuffy or dated, upholstery is added for a modern twist and a sense of comfort. In this bed, paisley is added to the back of the headboard for a fun surprise. Picture above: Penelope Bed.
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5. Commitment to Customer Service. Each bed is signed by the craftsman responsible. It is with great pride that each bed is signed, and it is a guarantee to the client that the greatest care has been taken building the bed. Exquisite customer service from the showroom and delivery teams underlines the exclusivity and hotel heritage of Savoir. A great hotel is of course all about service and attention to detail, and that is what the brand brings to its clients today. Above: Mary Fox Linton for Savoir Beds