THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP
Sleepyhead collaborates with Allbirds designer Jamie McLellan to build a bed for smart living and every season.
“We’re always looking for new ways to create the perfect bed,” says Sleepyhead’s marketing manager Warren Roach. “We’ve been providing Kiwis with beds for more than 80 years and in that time, life has changed – and so has the way we use our beds.”
Enter the ‘Mezzo’ bed, a collaboration between Sleepyhead and New Zealand product designer Jamie McLellan, featuring clean, minimalist lines and a clever approach to comfort.
Everything about the ‘Mezzo’ is carefully considered: it can be put together in only 10 minutes; features an ash-and-ply headboard and adjustable headrest; optional built-in bedside cabinets; and a lasercut base for ventilation. McClellan’s approach to the mattress is smart in its simplicity – there’s a ‘winter’ side and a ‘summer’ side. Winter features wave quilted Tencel fabric, wool for warmth and latex for comfort; the ‘summer’ side has straight-quilted firm-feel air-flow fabric and ‘Fusion Gel’ for cooling.
Sleepyhead found McLellan through his work with Allbirds, the innovative, awardwinning runners made with New Zealand wool. The parallels are obvious. “We run busy lives, but still value our down-time,” says Roach. “Everything about our Mezzo bed is carefully considered and designed for the kind of lives we are living now.”
‘Mezzo’ by Sleepyhead is priced from $3799 and is exclusively available from Smiths City.