Nicola Holden Designs – Contemporary Interior Designer, London.

I love Fridays. For some reason the emails that flood constantly into my inbox slow down, and things just feel that bit calmer as the clock ticks down to the weekend. Today is one of those Fridays, so I thought I would seize the moment and put fingers to keyboard for this blog post.

As you are hopefully aware, I have recently been involved in a very exciting collaboration with Hästens. However, Hästens is not as well-known a brand here as it is in Sweden, where owning a Hästens bed is apparently as much of a status symbol as owning a Rolex watch is here, and the iconic Hästens blue-and-white check is left proudly on display.

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So, what makes a Hästens bed so special?

Hästens is Sweden’s oldest manufacturer of beds, and they have been ‘perfecting the art of sleep’ since 1852. At Hästens they use only the finest natural materials and every Hästens bed is made by hand in Köping, Sweden. Because of the materials used, and the design of the beds, Hästens claim that sleeping in one of their beds is more restorative and rejuvenating, giving you ‘natural energy, an improved mood, greater health and happiness and a more youthful appearance’. Sounds good, huh?

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Well, if the top sports men and women of this world can have a whole regime designed around their health and well-being, and this regime includes getting a really good night’s sleep, and we look up to these top sports men and women, then what stops us, the top athletes in our businesses, from looking after ourselves too?

And, as I have proved, owning a Hästens bed doesn’t mean that you have to have the blue-and-white check mattress on display – it can also be made to fit into your interior scheme.

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So, what are you waiting for? Winning the lottery perhaps?

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”
Thomas Dekker

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