Hästens launch Vividus – a new flagship for the best bed in the world. Vividus is not just any bed. Vividus is a masterful creation of exceptional quality. To create a Vividus it takes 320 working hours by certified craftsmen at the Vividus atelier in Köping, Sweden. With their knowledge and genuine passion they have designed a bed of natural materials, both inside and out, where nothing has been left to chance.
For six generations Hästens has worked on its craftsmanship and continuously developed and challenged its sewing techniques to the utmost. Ten years ago they faced their biggest challenge, to make the world’s best bed. Four of Hästens most experienced and qualified craftsmen were specially trained and devoted themselves entirely to the challenge. Today they are the only people in the world possessing the knowledge and skills required to make the bed Vividus. The result is heavenly, a bed as well as a masterpiece.
“We never want to stand still. Our craftsmen are ambitious and together we move forward and develop to Hästens’ definition of perfection. Hästens craftsmanship has developed continuously over more than 160 years which is evident in Vividus. Together with our most experienced craftsmen we have not only created the world’s best bed but also set the standards for the quality against which all others are measured”, says Jan Ryde, fifth-generation owner.
Hästens built a separate atelier for the creation of Vividus, at a level of quality that had never been seen before in a bed. Not one single component was left to chance. Every part of Vividus has been made to perfection; nothing less than perfection can ever leave the atelier. Everything from the hand sewn layers of horsehair and cotton to traditionally hand tied bolster springs, all adapted to fit specific customer requirements.
“Vividus is a unique project for craftsmen, enabling them to work daily with techniques that have been practised and developed for more than 160 years. To be part of a team making the world’s best bed is a prestigious assignment that few people are privileged to be a part of. Vividus is a bed made without compromises in materials, time or craftsmanship. In the Vividus atelier we cherish each bed from start to finish like a part of our own family. I believe that is what gives Vividus a soul and character of its own”, says Jan-Erik Leander, Master Craftsman for Vividus, Hästens.
JAN-ERIK LEANDER, MASTER CRAFSTMAN HÄSTENS
With over 24 years of experience as a bed maker Jan- Erik Leander has built up an extensive knowledge from past generations of bed makers. Now he wants to pass on his knowledge to the next generation. “My assignment is to make sure the future craftsmen will be even more skilled than I am.”
Let’s take a look at the HÄSTENS VIVIDUS Material:
200 kilos of natural material; horse hair, cotton and wool.
The bed frame is made of redwood from the north of Sweden.
Different layers of the finest cotton, wool, mohair and horse hair. Material that breathes and neutralizes moisture and helps keep the correct temperature.
The Vividus mattress is made of layer on layer of the finest cotton, wool, mohair and horsehair.
The mattress is stitched together with a step stitching technique, which keeps the seams separated, allowing the mattress to become flexible and soft.
Hästens bed design masters have together developed the best possible conditions for optimal sleep. In the right position the muscles relax naturally increasing the likelihood of a deep and undisturbed sleep and a floating sensation. The approximate cost of Vividus is 1.1 M SEK.
Photo Courtesy : Elisabeth Toll