Artisan Naturals

Our most popular, unbeatable model with 85% natural fibres. Containing a huge GSM of fillings, including wool and mohair, on a Calico Pocket spring unit. This medium feel hand crafted mattress is where we stake our reputation as ‘The Mattress Specialists’.

1600Calico Pocket Springs
85%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


Our Artisan Naturals is manufactured to contain a majority amount of premium natural fibre and, it is also the mattress where we comfortably place our reputation when we say – this is probably the very best you can get for this price. In fact we can guarantee that you just cannot find better.

This is priced particularly low in comparison to more established brands in order for us to set the bar in comparing branded mattresses with similar components. If this is in the region of your maximum budget then you will be getting the best mattress you can buy.

This model comes with 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.

Artisan Naturals [Kingsize] 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 [Kingsize] 1720 Calico encased Pocket Springs [48mm ] [1.28mm ]
Sewn in individual calico pockets and hand-formed into a honeycomb-nested unit.

We are also able to offer Soft, Medium or Firm springs dependent 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

We used 1500 gsm Mohair as the insulating layer to add a robust property to the forthcoming layer. BW&C would have been an additional ‘soft’ layer and an element of support within the upholstery had to be added. The Horsetail in the RS gives this property.

No doubt about it, the Horsetail and Wool component in the Regal Superb mattress is a far superior component than our Poly Cotton blend and it is this aspect that you will have to compromise upon. However, the support and comfort properties can be deemed to be relatively similar.

There is a rarity and complete traceability aspect on Shetland Isle Fleece Wool but I would personally be hard pressed to identify the difference offered in the sleep comfort between the two. There are several Vi Spring mattresses that also utilise Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton as the final comfort layer.

This mattress is covered in our white woven 100% Viscose with subtle John Ryan design.  This mattress is hand side stitched with 2 rows.

 John Ryan By Design Artisan NaturalsVi Spring Regal Superb
Total GSM3950gsm3100gsm
11200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton.900gsm Blended real Shetland Isle Fleece Wool and Cotton
2Hairproof Cambric CoverHairproof Cambric Cover
31250gsm Rebound Poly Cotton1200gsm long stranded Horsetail blended with British Fleece Wool
41500gsm 100% Pure Mohair1000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton
51600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [ 49mm ] [1.28mm ]1720 Calico encased Pocket Springs [48mm ] [1.28mm ]

How it will feel

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 Artisan Bonnell sprung coil bases are 13″ in depth plus 2″ for Shepherd Castors making them 15″ in total.

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 half size drawers so the drawers next to the bedside tables can be opened fully.

Half size 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 has been specifically built to enable us to say “you just cannot get a better built mattress for this price”. Support from the premium spring unit can be tweaked softer to firmer to suit your own individual bodyweight or indeed have half firm and half medium as required and at no additional charge.

The internal upholstery is amongst the best you can get for this price range and all this combined ensures that this mattress will be exceptionally hard to beat for build, comfort and more importantly, price.

The exact contents and build of this mattress have been purposefully and excessively detailed in order that you can do precise comparisons with any other pocket sprung mattress that contain similar components. It is worth taking extra note of the quality of the spring unit; there are less than a handful of high end manufacturers who use calico springs in their mattresses, they are not to be confused with mass produced spunbond encased units.

The main points to bear in mind when considering this mattress really is the substantial layers of upholstery and the fact that it is a full double sided mattress. A total of 3950 GSM of premium wadding is well above the norm and if you use this one aspect alone as a lead for comparison it will not take you too long to weedle out the mattresses relying on brand name and not content.


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