The craft of making Rosshaarmatratzen, horsehair mattresses, has been in Swiss artisan Daniel Heer’s family since 1907, when his great-grandfather Benedikt Heer opened a saddlery in Lucerne, Switzerland. Four generations on, continuing the tradition passed down to him from his father, Daniel Heer is still making the original horsehair mattresses at Manufaktur HEER in Berlin. Through the application of sustainable materials and modern design sensibility, Heer has also made his family’s heirloom craftsmanship his own with lines of genuine leatherworks and bespoke horsehair mattresses. Heer opened his store in Berlin in 2012 with the goal of exposing his family’s practice to the world. He is also focused on teaching young enthusiasts about the art of traditional mattress making.