Artisan Bespoke 002

A dual layer of calico springs and ultra deep comfort layers make this our highest specification highly responsive mattress. The hand crafted double spring unit accentuates support and natural fibres include soft bamboo.

2508Dual Layer Springs
100%Natural Fibre
10 YearGuarantee

Compare comfort

The firmness of the mattress you desire is determined by a few factors. Your weight and height, and the mattress of your choice. The upholstery layers are the very top comfort layers and give different degrees of firmness alongside the spring unit which should be chosen based on your weight.


Spring tension chart

Under 8st 8–11st 11–13st 13–15st 15–17st 17–19st
5'–5'3" Soft / med Medium Medium Medium Firm Firm
5'3"–5'6" Soft / med Medium Medium Medium Firm Firm
5'6"–5'9" Soft / med Medium Medium Medium Firm Firm
5'9"–6' Soft / med Medium Medium Medium Medium Firm
6'–6'3" Soft / med Medium Medium Medium Medium Firm
6'3"–6'6" Soft / med Medium Medium Medium Medium Firm


The closest comparable model we can find to this Artisan Bespoke 002 is The Vi Spring Tiara Superb. There are of course a few minor differences between the two. For example in the AB-002 there is an additional layer of Bamboo, we utilise pure horsetail rather than blending it with wool etc. but essentially the overall tension, spring quality, build and feel of this particular mattress can rightly be deemed as relatively similar. It is also these models that utilise a double tier spring unit that accentuate the overall support and comfort qualities of this particular model.

This model has a 10 year guarantee.


Despite some very misleading descriptions on the internet, there aren’t many manufactures who utilise actual Calico Pocket Springs in their mattresses. The most prominent manufacturers whom we know of are of course Vi Spring and Savoir Beds.

John Ryan-Artisan Bespoke 002 [King] 2508 (2 tiers) Calico encased Pocket Springs [ 56mm ] [1.40mm ] Sewn in individual calico pockets and hand-formed into a honeycomb-nested unit.

Vi-Spring-Tiara Superb [King] 2242 (2 tiers) Calico encased Pocket Springs [60mm ] [1.42mm ] Sewn in individual calico pockets and hand-formed into a honeycomb-nested unit.

We are also able to offer Soft, Medium or Firm spring tensions dependant on your weight requirements.

We also zone the perimeter sides (2 rows) of the mattress with a slightly firmer spring to aid the edge support. This stabilises the mattress when sitting on the edge.

Upholstery Layers & Comparison

The combined upholstery weight by GSM [Grams per Square Metre] in a mattress is a good indicator of who is giving you more filling for your money. Of course the fillings have to be similar by quality so once you know the overall weight you then have to break that down further by component.  The Artisan 002 has three rows of Genuine hand side stitching. 8 padded turning handles on the KS.

The mattress has been traditionally hand tufted with woollen tufts.  This mattress is covered in our white woven 100% Viscose with subtle John Ryan design.

John Ryan Artisan Bespoke 002: Combined Upholstery Weight: 3600gsm

Vi-Spring Tiara Superb: Combined Upholstery Weight: 3400gsm

 John Ryan By Design Artisan Bespoke 002Vi-Spring Tiara Superb
Total GSM3600gsm3400gsm
11200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton1200gsm Blended real Shetland Isle Fleece Wool and Cotton
2Hairproof Cambric CoverHairproof Cambric Cover
3200gsm Soft BambooNA
41200gsm Pure Horsetail1200gsm hand-teased long-stranded horsetail blended with real Shetland Isle fleece wool
51000 gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton1000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton
62508 (2 tiers) Calico encased Pocket Springs [56mm] [1.40mm]2242 (2 tiers) Calico encased Pocket Springs [60mm] [1.42mm]

How it will feel

This is a medium feel highly responsive mattress.

We can also accommodate people of differing bodyweights. In this instance we can have your mattress made with Dual Tension springs e.g: Half the mattress with soft tension springs and half the mattress with medium tension springs. Likewise, Half Medium and Half Firm.

We are also able to offer Soft, Medium or Firm springs dependent on your weight requirements.

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


Our John Ryan Pocket Sprung Edge Artisan bases are 13″ in depth plus 2″ for Shepherd Castors making them 15″ in total. This is a ‘true edge’ base.

If drawers are added then the base height will be 13″ plus 2″ for Shepherd castors making 15″ in total.

Spring edging can be looked upon as a mini mattress between the main mattress and the base. It offers a progressive support that dampens the strain of weight from the user. This significantly improves the overall comfort level of a mattress. This difference in comfort is often described as ‘Softer’ which is quite an incorrect term to use.

The drawers on the Artisan bases are 32″ wide, 20″ deep and 9″ high.

You can have 2 or 4 drawer options. If using bedside tables you may want to have 2 full size and 2 continental drawers so the drawers next to the bedside tables can be opened fully.

Continental drawers will have the same depth and height as the normal, but width will be 17.5 inches. To find out more such as the sizes and splits that Divans come in please read more here.

A base with 0 drawers

No drawers

A base with 2 drawers

2 full drawers

A small base with 4 drawers

2 half & 2 full drawers

A large base with 4 drawers

4 full drawers


We’ve based our price comparisons on Furniture Village. We are currently aware that the Vi-spring tiara superb [KING] retails around the £5000.00 mark (advertised with a RRP of £6750.00 [September 2012] We always try as best we can to base our comparable models to about half the lowest price we can find. In this case our retail price is about a third of the average retail price.

We have always said in order to see if you are getting a good buy you have to be able to do ‘like for like’ comparisons with a similar model. Although these two models are not identical per se, the comparison data we supply will be enough for you to make an educated purchase decision as to where you will get most value for your money.


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