Making A Mattress

Our story begins in North Yorkshire, and to be honest, doesn’t move much further afield. It is in Harrison Spinks’ 300-acre farm that our mattresses come to life: home to a flock of Texel, Suffolk, Zwartbles and Wensleydale sheep reared especially for their pure-grade wool. It is this premium, locally sourced wool, not to mention a combination of luxurious mohair, natural hemp and flax, that are at the core of each handcrafted mattress from The Conran Shop. Once harvested, these fine materials travel less than 20 miles to the Harrison Spinks factory, where they are processed and blended in-house to create sumptuous comfort layers unlike any other.

 

Three Bags Full: Pure sheep’s wool from the farm is gathered to become filling for our mattresses
The Harrison Spinks farmhouse in North Yorkshire

 

A fifth-generation family business, Harrison Spinks is the only bed manufacturer in the world with its own farm, so the quality of the fillings is clear to see. Each mattress is painstakingly hand-finished by Harrison Spinks’ talented craftspeople, from the very first to the final stitch – it can even take up to an hour to hand side-stitch a single row of one of these luxury mattresses. Years of experience are passed down from generation to generation and it is the skilled crafters’ time-honoured techniques and the use of ground-breaking spring technology that make these mattresses so revolutionary.

 

A Stitch In Time: A craftsperson at the workshop hand-stitches the mattress side
Counting Sheep: Two Harrison Spinks sheep show off their soft wool

 

The home-grown nature of our exclusive mattresses is just half the story; the scientific innovation that goes into crafting each model makes The Conran Shop’s mattresses completely state-of-the-art. Dedicated engineers making technological advances in the science of sleep have designed and built a patented pocket-spring system that guarantees years of comfort and support. Expertly crafted from British steel, the innovative layers of four, eleven or sixteen thousand ultra-fine wire micro-springs sit above the typical core spring unit – ensuring more comfort than other mattresses of their kind. Working to correctly align your spine, the HD pressure-distributing springs create a base with balanced support, which we are so confident you will love, we’ve made available with a 10-year guarantee.

 

Talking About Spring Innovation: The state-of-the-art, pressure-distributing micro-springs

 

A unique combination of locally-sourced natural materials and layers of innovative micro-springs made from British steel, The Conran Shop’s new mattress collection offers unrivalled comfort and longevity. Available in single, double, king, super king and European sizes, with a choice of firm or medium tension, investing in a 4K, 11K or 16K mattress from The Conran Shop will ensure years upon years of superior nights’ sleep.

 

Field Day: Home-grown, naturally sourced fillings that make up each mattress

 

The Conran Shop’s 4K, 11K and 16K mattress collections are available online and in our Chelsea, Marylebone and Paris stores in a variety of sizes. Our exclusive range of pure linen bedding makes the ultimate finishing touch to any of these mattresses, and can also be discovered in-store and online.