Gainsborough Beds have been hand making quality mattresses for over 30 years. Using some of the finest materials available – including merino wool, silk and cashmere – these beds have an enviable reputation as among the finest available in the UK. The ‘no compromise’ attitude to quality delivers an extraordinary level of comfort, but it does raise some issues. As Andy Richards, sales director at Gainsborough, explains, “we always strive to give the very best sleeping experience, but in common with other handmade mattresses this results in somewhat of an issue with weight for some customers. There can be up to 4,000 pocket springs in our double mattress and, along with the fillings, that soon adds up” The answer is to make the mattress ‘no-turn’, however, this normally involves merely taking out the fillings from one side. Andy continues, “Gainsborough has never taken this approach because ultimately it reduces the lifespan of the mattress by 50%.” The issue is mainly one of settlement of the fillings. Gainsborough has put considerable resources behind R&D to deliver a range that is engineered to reduced settlement and thereby not sacrifice the lifespan of the mattress. Andy says, “We are excited to launch the No-Turn Dual Pocket mattress range. I know this has been an issue for many customers looking for a quality mattress and, finally, retailers will have a product to satisfy these consumers.”
Also new this year is a revamped range of Windsor Bed mattresses. Gainsborough Beds has always supported the independent retailer and The Windsor Bed range allows ‘bricks and mortar’ customers to offer exclusively a handmade quality mattress range at incredible value. Complementing all these new developments for Gainsborough Beds is a fantastic collection of contemporary headboards – both strut and floor standing.
There are sofa beds available that give either, a comfortable seat or a comfortable sleeping experience; it’s very rare that you get something that delivers both. Gainsborough are recognised as among the best and most comfortable sofa beds on the market. Using the best mechanisms on the market, the sprung slatted base features a webbing seat platform that ensures total comfort whether as a sofa or a sofa bed. All of our standard models are available with open coil, pocket or memory upgrades. At the Bed Show we will be debuting exciting new fabric swatches and several new shapes with an emphasis on a more contemporary look. Andy Richards concludes, “This is going to be a very busy show for us, there’s a lot going on with both beds and sofa beds and we can’t wait to show it to customers.”