HÄSTENS FULFILLING DREAMS SINCE 1852
Hästens has a rich history running back through six generations—from our roots as master saddlers to Hästens appointment as Royal Purveyors, and the Spirit of Excellence that drives us forward into the future. The journey to where we are now is one filled with passion, skill and the pursuit of making the best handcrafted beds in the world.
We only use what we consider to be the finest natural materials. Sustainably produced and ethically sourced – so that those materials can be given a new life one day. A product that comes from nature wants to return to nature and that’s how it should be.
Our craftsmen are everything; the core of everything we do and make at Hästens. Handcrafting beds from layers of natural materials with meticulous attention to detail. The skills they use are the key to your perfect sleep, and the way they work has remained unchanged since our beginnings.
Hästens was born in 1852, and with it our Spirit of Excellence. An ideology that lies in the connection between the master craftsman and the bed; one deriving from skills, pride and devotion. It’s the source of the passion that has driven Hästens to pursue its path for six generations; fulfilling dreams with handcrafted all-natural beds of unmatched quality.
From the day we made our first bed, natural materials have always played a fundamental role. In 1852 cotton, horsetail hair, wool and flax were superior to other materials and, surprisingly, even today... that remains the case. And, then as it is now, the best way to craft using these materials is by hand. This tradition of hand craftsmanship gives our bed makers a deeply-rooted understanding and mastery of both their art, and the natural materials that are so crucial to its consolidation.
Imbuing everything we do with our Spirit of Excellence is still a founding principle that informs the work of our master craftsmen. And to them, there is no other way or standard of working.
SINCE 1852, 22ND MARCH
Hästens originated as a saddler. At the time, master saddlers were also upholsterers, proudly devoted to their craft of making equestrian goods and beds using horsetail hair. Our legacy—the horse, the horsetail hair, the tailor, the handcraft—is present in every detail of Hästens and its beds.
Over time, as the automobile reduced the need for saddlery, the family focused more and more on beds. Soon Hästens specialized in making the most comfortable beds ever made; our knowledge and mastery of this intricate handcraft becoming unmatched.