Artisan Bespoke 004

100% Natural Fibre Medium feel mattress. Hand Crafted containing layer upon layer of natural fibres including Bamboo, Wool, Horsetail and British Fleece Wool.

1600Calico Pocket 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 004 is The Vi-Spring Regal Superb. There are of course a few minor differences between the two.

For example in the Artisan Bespoke-004 there is an additional layer of Bamboo, we utilised 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.

This product 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 004 [King] 1600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [ 49mm ] [1.28mm ]
Sewn in individual calico pockets and hand-formed into a honeycomb-nested unit.

Vi-Spring-Regal Superb [King] 1720 Calico encased Pocket Springs [48mm ] [1.28mm ]
Sewn in individual calico pockets and hand-formed into a honeycomb-nested unit.

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 how well upholstered your mattress is. Of course the upholstery has to be similar by nature and quality so once you know the overall weight you then have to break that down further by component.

23cm deep with two rows of genuine hand side stitching.  This mattress is covered in a white woven 100%Viscose with subtle John Ryan design.

John Ryan Artisan Bespoke 004: Combined Upholstery Weight: 3600 gsm

Vi-Spring Regal Superb: Combined Upholstery Weight: 3100 gsm

 John Ryan By Design Artisan Bespoke 004Vi Spring Regal Superb
11200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton900gsm Blended real Shetland Isle Fleece Wool and Cotton
2Hairproof Cambric CoverHairproof Cambric Cover
3200gsm Soft BambooNA
41200gsm Pure Horsetail1200gsm long stranded Horsetail blended with British Fleece Wool
51000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton1000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton
61600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [ 49mm ] [1.28mm]1720 Calico encased Pocket Springs [48mm ] [1.28mm]
Total GSM3600 gsm3100 gsm

How it will feel

We can also accommodate people of differing body weights. 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


This is the first model in our Hand Crafted range to use 100% Natural fibres and a Calico encased pocket spring unit.

There are absolutely no synthetic components.

Featuring 2 rows of genuine hand side stitching and available in a range of different tensions.  We believe this model is the starting point of premium mattress making; rivalling the best of all hand made manufacturers.


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