If you have so much money that you don’t know what to do with them, you can splash $175,000 on a mattress. That will even be considered as “investment” in good sleep. British mattress manufacturer Savoir Beds has launched a limited edition “Royal Bed” at Kensington Palace in London.
The official home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was appropriate place for that occassion since designers at Savoir took inspiration from the beds used by British monarchs throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Among the Royal Bed’s regal elements are its attractive half tester, elaborate headboard and regal embroidery. The crests are sewn by artisans at the Royal School of Needlework-the same hands behind the lace motifs on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.
Beside this royal details this special beds will contain pure Mongolian cashmere, “masses and masses” of curled Latin American horse tail, and 2575km (1,600 miles) of specially-woven silk.
If you want to make your bed even more unique, can also have your own family crest, initials or favorite emblem embroidered into the mattress.
Only 60 Royal Bed will be made, each requiring 700 hours of exhausting work.
“Ultimately what luxury is about, it’s exclusive, very much for you,” said Savoir Beds’ managing director Alistair Hughes. Which is why you won’t get your night of royal rest until about 16 weeks after you place your order.
For bed connoisseurs who miss out this time around, and for those who rather use their $175,000 to buy a house, Savoir does have more affordable, if still expensive, options. Each year they produce around 1,000 beds, ranging from $8,000 to $80,000.
First created for The Savoy Hotel in London in 1905, Saivor Beds’ tailormade beds have become almost as legendary as the stars who have slept in them. Sir Winston Churchill, Giacomo Puccini, Marilyn Monroe, as well as Oprah Winfrey and Madonna are some of the Savoir’s clients.