‘Royal’ Mattress An Investment In Sleep At $175,000
Have you gotten tired of sleeping on that mountain of cash in your bedroom? Cause we all know massive amounts of dollar bills aren’t really great for the spine, so why not turn it into a mattress made for a king? British mattress maker Savior Beds has announced a new mattress that fits the above scenario to a tee. The company’s limited-edition “Royal Bed” will be available to 60 lucky slumberers for just $175,000 a pop. But according to Savior Beds’ managing director Alistair Hughes, the mattress is worth every penny.
“It’s an investment that pays off every morning of your life,” he said.
Of course! You’re not spending $175Gs on a bed, that would be nonsense. It’s an investment… kind of like a house.
But seriously, these beds put the L in luxury. Each mattress takes Britain’s Royal School of Needlework more than 700 hours to create. They feature curled American horse tail, Mongolian cashmere and more than 1,600 miles of woven silk—enough to stretch from New York to Miami! Plus, customers can get their initials or family crest embroidered into their mattresses, so they really can feel like royalty. Savior only plans to make 60 Royal Beds, so they’ll not only be luxurious, but you might even consider them collector’s items.
The Royal Bed was inspired by British beds of the 17th and 18th centuries, when royal bedrooms were the center of palace life, and monarchs spent their time in some pretty impressive beds. Staying true to such traditions, Savior Beds plans to unveil its Royal Bed in Kensington Palace as part of an exhibit of early state beds.
Still can’t get over that price tag? Who can blame you? But look at it this way… The mattresses come with a 25-year guarantee, so if you divide that by the number of nights they’ll be slept in, they really only cost about $20 a night.
“Of course it’s a massive amount of money and it will only appeal to the very lucky and very wealthy,” Hughes said. But “if you’re buying Gucci handbags, a suit from Saville Row or a Rolls Royce, you’re looking for the best. And you spend a third of your life in bed.“
[Image via Savior Bed]