Monday, 24 April 2017

As Seen In...

As Seen In... Country & Town House

The Most Luxurious Beds in the World

What price would you put on a good night’s sleep? On average, we spend a third of our lives in bed, so finding the right one is important. Country & Town House included the Savoir No 1 within a round up of the most luxurious beds available in the UK.

The difference a good night’s sleep on a handmade, properly constructed bed can make to how you face the day ahead is huge. Knowing this, The Savoy Hotel decided in 1905 to create the perfect bed for its guests, and what is now called the No2 bed was born, a bed as famous as some of the legendary names who have slept in them.

Every Savoir bed contains the finest, chemical-free natural materials, from long, curled Latin American horsetail to Mongolian cashmere and British lamb’s wool, and each is designed to provide the perfect sleeping environment. The curled horsetail hair regulates body temperature to optimise the quality for your REM sleep, wicking away from the body the three-quarters of a pint of moisture each of us produces every night, and the hand-tied hourglass springs give the perfect support.

Referred to as the ‘world’s most luxurious sleeping system’, Savoir No 1 promises the ultimate in comfort and luxury. With taller springs and lavish layers of premium-quality natural filling for a deeper mattress and base, it is a naturally high bed that customers reportedly compare sleeping on to ‘floating in a cloud’.

The ultimate luxury item, it takes over 120 to craft a No 1, 80 hours of a master craftsperson’s time on the upholster floor plus the hours our cutter, seamstress and joiner invest in the creation of the bed.

Its frame of hardwood beech has several unique features, such as dovetail joints, Macassar ebony trim, suede upholstery and flexible, hand-tied cane edge. The latter, combined with a generous 2” hair roll with two rows of hand-stitching, give added structure and support the edge. The mattress, topped with a panes of high-tech stretch cotton fabric, is filled with extra deep, high-turn pocket springs, masses of loose, curled horse-tail hair and double layers of carded lambswool. This is topped off with a kilo of pure cashmere included in the topper.

Each bed is hand crafted by a single craftsperson, as well as being fully customisable, the mattress, box-spring and topper is signed by the person who makes it.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Savoir Beds X Valombreuse

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with luxury bedlinen brand Valombreuse and will be unveiling the handcrafted Claudia 02 Bed at MAISON & OBJET.

Like Savoir, Valombreuse celebrates meticulous craftsmanship, with its beautiful made-to-measure hand embroidered linens. Using the finest natural materials, Savoir and Valombreuse create exceptional designs that are the definition of sleeping beautifully.

The Claudia 02 features a traditional shaped headboard with elegant curves, with a contrasting button and piping. This delicate, feminine design is completed with the elegant Georgian leg with a brass cap.

Elegant and refined, Valombreuse will be showcasing a collection of linens at Maison & Objet that are inspired by the magnificence of the flora and reveal the secret and singular beauty of nature.

Alistair Hughes, Savoir Beds Managing Director, comments: “We are thrilled to work with Valombreuse at Maison & Objet, a brand that is as passionate about luxury as we are. Hand craftsmanship is at the heart of our bespoke beds, so it seems very fitting to adorn our beds with exquisite linen that is hand embroidered.”

M&O is the perfect setting to explore this exclusive bed design dressed in exclusive Valombreuse linens. The stand will be a place of luxury, showcasing the finest quality, craftsmanship and style.

Come & visit Savoir from 20 – 24 January HALL 7, STAND J182

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Behind the Camera: Power of Luxury

Location: Wapping Hydraulic Power Station
Event: Savoir Beds Photoshoot
Director: Mad Dillon, Savoir Beds Creative Director
Photographer: Dominic Blackmore

On a cold December morning the Savoir Beds delivery and creative teams entered the grand gates of the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station. The occasion, the photography of three new bespoke Savoir beds.

Originally run by the London Hydraulic Power Company, the building, built in 1890, operated using steam and was later converted to use electricity. The magnificent industrial building was used to power machinery across London. Mad Dillon, Savoir Beds Creative Director, was inspired to use the features of the building’s heritance, pairing Savoir beds in all their bespoke luxury against the original hydraulic equipment and machinery.

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station

Lifestyle and interiors photographer, Dominic Blackmore, conveys the poignant juxtaposition between hard cold surfaces and machinery within the building and the bespoke comfort, finest upholstery and natural materials of Savoir Beds.

It may look like a rather unusual setting for a bed, however at Savoir Beds we believe in exploring the realms of something different, why do you want the same as everyone else? We believe that a truly quality product that is made on a completely bespoke basis, specifically for each client, is the power of luxury.

                                                        Savoir Creative Team                                              Mad Dillon, Creative Director  

Visit Savoir Beds for more details. 

Monday, 21 November 2016

Pampered Pooch: The New Pet Snug

According to new research recently commissioned by American Express, one in 10 dog owners spend money on pampering their pooch every week. More than a third of UK owners will buy their dog a birthday cake and 59% will buy them a gift on their big day!

As luxury bed craftsman, we have designed the ultimate dog bed for those pampered pooches. The new Pet Snug is handcrafted in the Savoir London ‘bedworks’ with the same precise craftsmanship and natural materials used for all our beds and mattresses.
Spooky, the Savoir Office Dog, in the Pet Snug

This new design provides a cosy enclosed space to keep pets warm in the winter with a soft washable fleece cushion cover for ultimate comfort and practicality, creating the ultimate bed for doggy dreaming. Spooky, the Savoir office dog, pictured above doing just that!

Due to the bespoke nature of the Snug, Savoir Beds is able to create it in any size or colour; the craftsman will start work on the Snug once an order has been made.
The Pet Snug in gold Lelievre velvet and Larsen geometric print

Pictured here, upholstered in luscious velvet by Lelievre, Cosmos in Ecaille 383/41 and the interior featuring a small scale geometric by Larsen, Adams in Black L9089-07. This scheme can be recreated or alternative fabrics can be chosen with the help of Savoir’s showroom teams. 

An engraved brass plaque also adorns the design, the perfect finishing touch to the luxury dog bed, ensuring ‘man’s bed friend’ sleeps beautifully. 

Spot the dog...A versatile dog bed with the option to sleep in it or on top of it!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Showroom Opening Party: The Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Aaron, a Savoir Beds team member, greeted guests on the door

This week, we celebrated the opening of our brand new London showroom, at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Coinciding with the London Design Festival, and Focus/16, we threw a 1920's themed party on Tuesday to open our new space with style!

The new showroom looked its best for the party 
A group of interior designers from Taylor Howes enjoy a rest on the Savoir State bed 
Savoir's chairman, Stephen Winston, chats to Jason Campbell-Mackenzie from Designer Contracts

Among guests were various interior designers, ranging from the ladies from Taylor Howes, to Elena Shanks from DWFI, Russia. We were also pleased to see handmade furniture designer, John Galvin, and Gavin Insley, from bespoke fabric screen printing company, Insley & Nash.

Visitors enjoyed delicious canapes from The Imperial, Chelsea, and sipped on champagne served in vintage-styled coupes.

PJ from Momentum Cardiff, Savoir's MD, Alistair Hughes and our showroom manager, Sarah Reeder 
As you can see, one of our lovely members of staff was dressed on the door in traditional Savoy doorman attire, and was ready to welcome all of our wonderful guests. While showroom staff and serving staff were dressed in twenties-styled flapper accessories!

Elena Shanks from DWFI and Vladimir Tchaly from Archangel Architects

Savoir's MD, Alistair Hughes, with Gavin Insley of Insley & Nash and John Galvin, of John Galvin Design
Thanks to everyone who made it to the party, we very much enjoyed your company and hope to work together from the new showroom very soon! 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Top Tips: Giving Your Bedroom a Trend Overall

So far this year, Savoir Beds has seen a range of fantastic trends that can be tweaked to fit with any bedroom setting. Here are a few of our favourite 2016 designs, to take your bedroom from dated to daring!


Blue hues:
In the past months we have seen an increasing appetite for furniture upholstered in different tones of blue. From pastel to electric tones this choice of colour is here to stay. Take our navy Winston bed for example, pairing the deep blue with highly polished gold legs creates a strikingly sophisticated and modern style. Alternatively, mix a lighter grey-blue shade with distressed silver for a more contemporary, industrial feel. 


Back to basics:
If you’re not ready to take the plunge into funky fabrics and crazy colours we suggest a more contemporary, paired-back style. Rather than piling on the patterns, you could instead opt for stripping them away completely and making your statement with a more interestingly shaped headboard for example. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a minimalist bed design has to be a white - a subtle oat colour, or soft grey will suggest a relaxed, modern vibe which is very inviting. 

As for the headboard, choose something with an less traditional shape with the neutral colour palette, or for a truly Scandinavian style, stick to a more streamlined, linear headboard, like our Ian bed, to further heighten this style. 


Curves and contrasts:
2016 has brought with it our newfound appreciation of curved furniture, a shape so simplistic yet still not used enough in the bedroom. Perhaps a little daunting at first, this style can actually be incorporated with ease -creating a playful, yet sophisticated aesthetic. 

One of our newest designs, Amelia, is a perfect match for this trend, and is very easy to style. The stunning headboard curves inwards on either end to create a cosy and very striking design. The beds majestic presence is softened using a dusty pink upholstery fabric to adorn its unique shape. To further enhance the look, pair this curved style of bed with some bright clashing cushions or perhaps a bedside table in a contrasting emerald green!

Have you noticed any other bed trends? We'd love to hear them! Tweet us @SavoirBeds1905!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Pillow Talk - A Guide to Getting a Better Night's Sleep

Managing your sleep, and the amount you get each night, might feel like an impossible task – especially when juggling a busy work and social schedule. However, it is important not to lose faith, because your sleep is defined by more than just the hours you lay in bed. Here, we give our quick and easy steps to ensure a good, undisturbed night’s sleep.

1)      Time out

Spending hours looking up at the ceiling trying to fall asleep can be avoided by scheduling in time to ‘wind down’ before settling in for the night. This doesn’t even have to mean reading a book for half an hour - instead turning off or dimming the lights an hour before your planned bedtime will help your internal body clock to do its job. The kind of light that will most inhibit the production of melatonin (that sleepy feeling we all crave as we turn off the light) is artificial electronic light, the kind given off by phones, tablets and computers - so, it is most important to switch off any of these devices at least an hour before bed.

2)      Not too hot, not too cold

The perfect temperature for sleep varies widely depending on the person - so firstly, make sure the room is comfortable. Following this, remember it is better to sleep in a cooler room than a warmer one, as this is less likely to interrupt your REM sleep. Sleeping on a bed made from natural materials, like a Savoir bed, will also help to regulate your temperature as they can ‘breathe’ and wick moisture in a way synthetic fabrics cannot.

Taking a bath, cold or warm, a few hours before bed is a good way to encourage sleepiness because as your body works to warm up or cool down (depending on the baths temperature) it will tire itself out - leaving you more inclined to a night with no disturbances.

      3) Feeling blue 

According to research, blue is the best colour to paint your bedroom. Linked to calm, peace and serenity, this colour is thought to slow your heart rate - or even reduce your blood pressure! If you're not sure blue is the hue for you - then green and yellow are also close contenders. Avoid dull colours such a grey and brown, these are unlikely to relax you and could instead leave you feeling depressed! 

One of Savoir's supremely comfortable designs 

4)   The Beauty of Bespoke

Of course, one of the most important factors for a good sleep is the bed. At Savoir, we create bespoke designs for our clients, because we understand that one size does not fit all. Our expert showroom staff actually fit customers for the perfect bed, checking their sleep posture, level of comfort and support. It’s important to try your bed before you buy it, to ensure you are sleeping on the right mattress tension and that you are supremely comfortable – after all, you spend a third of your life in your bed!

Do you have any more tips for the perfect night’s sleep? What colours help you to dose off? Tweet us @SavoirBeds1905