Monday, 19 November 2012

Walpole Awards for Excellence 2012 Nominee


“British brand or institution that has shown the most imaginative and greatest commitment to the support and development of a craft in luxury.”

Savoir Beds are excited to announce our nomination for the Walpole Awards For Excellence 2012, in the category Luxury Craftsmanship. We know from firsthand experience that our customers are looking for truly personal service. At Savoir the phrase is no mere cliché. Imagine the luxury of your own bedmaker, who will create your bed from the floor up and – when he is completely satisfied that it is perfect – sign his name with pride, like an artist, on the label…

Calm, light and airy, the Savoir bedworks in west London and Wales defy the archetype factory. In place of hulking machines there are highly skilled craftsmen working intently at individual oak trestles; instead of the addling clatter of a production line you hear the soothing tapping of tacks, music from a radio and the occasional amiable exchange between colleagues.

Standards are so high that it takes at least a year to teach an apprentice the techniques necessary for making a Savoir bed base – two years if you include mattresses and headboards. Our four core models, numbered 1 to 4 and shown over the following pages, vary according to the hours of work and materials involved. All are entirely handmade to clients’ specifications.