Artisan 1500 Outlet

A hand crafted natural and man made fibre mattress giving exceptional comfort and support for the price. This mattress simply can’t be beaten given the components and price. Tailored tensions are a standard.

4300Upholstery GSM
1500Pocket Springs
53%Natural Fibre
5 YearGuarantee


This is the model we put our name and reputation to – Meaning if this is the limit to your budget this certainly is “The best mattress you can buy for your money”!

The Artisan 1500 has been specifically built to emulate the feel of The Artisan Naturals and priced to achieve a stunning mattress at an affordable price. We have used as best we can a similar range of components to The Naturals in order to garner the closest match in terms of support and comfort levels. For example; The insulating layer (1200 gsm Cashmere) is same weight and similar in overall quality and feel to the Mohair as used in The Naturals – this is the most expensive component in this mattress – but critical to achieve the correct support and comfort properties.


Each model comes with 1500 Pocket Springs in a choice of three spring gauge (soft / med / firm) to suit the users actual bodyweight and/or preference. This is as bespoke as you can get for this particular price range.

These springs are manufactured here in the UK by the same manufacturer who produce our Calico units. There is no question about the provenance and quality of these springs.

There is also the option of dual spring tensions within the same mattress or on all Ziplink models at no extra charge.

Detailing and Fabrics

The upholstery quantity and quality is among the best you can get for this budget. There is a massive combined upholstery weight of 4300 GSM of which 53% are natural fibres.
Two rows genuine hand side stitching

Upholstery Layers

The use of Rebound Poly Cotton (RPC) and polyester (sandwiched) is a similar composite structure to the Artisan Luxury. This usage (and combination) contributes greatly towards the overall feel and longevity of the mattress.

The final layer of 500 gsm Wool is a premium product used to boost the overall quality of this mattress. More weight could have been gained by using polyester but this usage would deteriorate the overall value. Second to Blended Wool and Cotton this is the next best primary layer available.

The springs are the component which enabled us to build to a specific price point. Same material (metal) as used in the Calico units – just the housing is different. There should be no discernible difference in comfort and / or Support between the two.

 John Ryan By Design Artisan 1500
Total GSM4300gsm
1500gsm Wool
2600gsm Rebound Poly Cotton (50/50)
3700gsm Polyester
4600gsm: Rebound Poly Cotton (50/50)
5700gsm Polyester
61200 gsm Cashmere Hair Pad as Insulator
71500 Spun Bond Pocket Springs (Soft/Med or Firm)

How it will feel

This model has an overall medium feel in the upholstery layers and medium support. It comes in variable spring tensions which are tailored to your weight.

BodyweightSpring tension
Upto 8 Stone / 50kgSoft
8-16 Stone / 50-101kgMedium
16 Stone / 101kg UpwardsFirm


This particular model would be entirely suitable for the vast majority of users and beats hands down the bulk of all models retailing at a similar or even higher price.

Please take note of the upholstery construction. The most expensive component within this mattress is the whopping 1200 gsm of Cashmere used as the insulating layer directly on top of the springs (both sides) and this is where the bulk of your money is going. This is not an indulgent extravagance but used for being among the best upholstery components that can be utilised as an insulating layer.

The following layers of RPC and polyester are sandwiched (similar construction technique to our Artisan Luxury) giving the optimum suspension / comfort properties for these components.

The bottom line is this is a fabulous mattress, one that we are absolutely proud of for price and quality, and one we would not be ashamed to pitch against any other model that retails for a similar price.


Our team will be able to guide you to the right product for you and your budget. We grade the products in our warehouse and the grading is decided based on the condition of the product upon return. Most mattresses are Grade B or C. At this stage we cannot give you the history of each product or the very specifics of where any marks may be located so, if this is important for you to know then a clearance bed may not be for you and you can choose your mattress in the normal way. We do however guarantee that the condition will be no worse that described below and in most cases is actually better!

Grade Discount Description
B10% DISCOUNTProduct returned within 60 days and may have a small mark or scuff through transit.
C20% DISCOUNTProduct returned within 60 days and has one or more areas of marks through transit but no tears
D30% DISCOUNTProduct returned within 60 days and has a few marks and one small tear through transit.
E40% DISCOUNTProduct returned within 60 days and has several marks and up to one small tear through transit.
F50% DISCOUNTProduct returned within 60 days and has several marks and more than one tear.


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