In craft­ing the world’s finest mat­tresses, Has­tens makes a good night’s sleep the ul­ti­mate lux­ury.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - The De­sign Is­sue -

EQUINE IN­SPI­RA­TION Has­tens’ re­searchers call horse­tail hair a “magic fi­bre” for its mi­cro­scopic cav­i­ties. The hand-teased hair in each mat­tress helps of­fer sup­port, cir­cu­late air and wick mois­ture. NAT­U­RAL BEN­E­FITS The mat­tresses con­tain only sus­tain­ably sourced fill. Flax helps di­vert static elec­tric­ity; fire- re­tar­dant, in­su­lated wool blended with nat­u­ral cot­ton helps reg­u­late tem­per­a­ture and en­cour­age ven­ti­la­tion. STUFF IT Has­tens’ long­time sup­pli­ers weave, colour and coil the horse­tail hair to pre­cise spec­i­fi­ca­tions. Once re­ceived, the ropes are sep­a­rated into dif­fer­ent lengths and mi­crocurls be­fore be­ing teased and fluffed. TAKE COVER To cre­ate a mat­tress cover, fab­ric is hung for three days – re­mov­ing any in­nate ten­sion and at­tain­ing the op­ti­mum tem­per­a­ture and mois­ture lev­els – be­fore be­ing hand cut. BASE CAMP High- qual­ity pine from north­ern Swe­den – where lim­ited sun­shine makes for slower- grow­ing, more re­silient trees – is used to craft the base. Cot­ton and flax help block dust and aid ven­ti­la­tion. CORE VAL­UES The blended fill­ing is lay­ered be­tween springs that are built with a pro­pri­etary metal and shapep­re­serv­ing coat­ing. IN STITCHES Hand-stitch­ing gives shape and sta­bil­ity to the sides of the mat­tress. The quan­tity and the spac­ing of the stitches vary by model. PUTTING IT TO BED Sewing tufts, loops and quilted pat­terns helps lock the ma­te­ri­als and cre­ate com­fort. The mat­tress, base and top­per are then triple- checked for qual­ity, com­plet­ing a process that can take as much as 320 hours of labour.

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