Artisan Bespoke Outlet

Our firmest 100% natural fibre mattress providing a medium support with firmer feeling top layers for those wanting a firmer feel. Completely tailored calico pocket springs for your body weight.

1600Calico Pocket Springs
100%Natural Fibre
10 YearGuarantee


It’s no use being coy about this. Our Artisan Bespoke is based quite clearly on the build quality of many of Vi Spring and Savoir models. We state quite openly that our Artisan Bespoke is “The best mattress your money can buy”. .. And the following is our reasoning. ..

To present our case, our Artisan Bespoke is described and detailed to the extreme in order to give you all the initial information you need to make an educated and informed comparison.

The closest comparable model we can find to our Artisan Bespoke is the Vi-Spring Herald Superb. It carries a retail price of £2670 [King] [Nov 2014]. We always try as best we can to base our comparable models to about half the lowest price we can find.


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.

Artisan Bespoke [Kingsize] 1600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [49mm] [1.28mm] Sewn in individual calico pockets and hand-formed into a honeycomb-nested unit.

Vi-Spring Herald Superb [King] 1476 Calico encased Pocket Springs [Diam: 51mm] [Gauge: 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 can also offer your mattress to be made with dual spring tensions for people of differing bodyweights.

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.

Detailing and Fabrics

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.

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 upholstery for your money. Of course the upholstery has to be similar by quality so once you know the overall weight you then have to break that down further by component.

Artisan bespoke: Combined Upholstery Weight 5100 gsm

Vi-spring Herald Superb: Combined Upholstery Weight: 3400 gsm

Our Artisan Bespoke has 1700 gsm MORE Upholstery than the Vi-Spring Herald Superb: To put this into some sort of perspective, the top of range Vi-Spring Magnificence utilises a combined upholstery weight of 3710 gsm.

 John Ryan By Design Artisan BespokeVi-Spring Herald Superb
Total GSM5100gsm3400gsm
1500gsm British Wool1200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool & Cotton
21200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and CottonNA
3Hairproof Cambric CoverHairproof Cambric Cover
41200gsm Pure Horsetail NA
51200gsm Horsehair1200gsm Horsehair
61000 gsm White Cashmere Insulator1000gsm British Fleece Wool
71600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [49mm] [1.28mm] 1476 Calico encased Pocket Springs [51mm] [Gauge: 1.42mm]

How it will feel

This is the firmest feel of our Artisan mattress range.

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


We have placed our reputation firmly and squarely on the line here by giving you a direct price comparison to The Herald Superb, a high end mattress from Vi-Spring, a manufacturer of worth, retailing for around £2670 (King).

We say that our Artisan Bespoke can be seen as a better buy for quality of build [our mattress has 1700 GSM more filling than this particular Vi Spring model] In addition our retail price is significantly less.

To do this we had to be entirely sure that our mattress is not only comparable but actually supersedes The Chatsworth. It must be understood that this is not a direct copy. Our Artisan Bespoke uses considerably more of the same core premium ingredients – Horsehair, Horsetail, Cashmere, Wool and Cotton – at weights and composition that fundamentally creates a superbly comfortable “alternative” but for around half the price.

As further evidence of the quality of our spring unit – we equate the quality of our calico encased springs to Savoir Beds [The UK’s premium mattress manufacturer and direct competitor to Vi-Spring]

As a final testament to the quality of this mattress, all you have to do to see if there is anything better out there, is go to any high end retailer armed with the information above [component and weights] and see what your money can get you. John and Ryan.


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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