Artisan 1500 vs 2000

Ian Booth asked 11th September 2017

Hi, just narrowing down our choice of mattresses. We\’re looking at the Artisan but can\’t decide on the 2000 or 1500 kingsize. We weigh 12.5 st and 14st respectively.Aiming to retain a slatted wooden base – would I need to cover this with 3mm hardboard or equivalent?Topper – is this necessary?Much appreciated…..

1 answer

Julie Staff answered 1 year ago

Hi Ian,

Thank you for your question.

The difference between the Artisan 1500 and the Artisan Tailored Pocket 2000 is not only the number of natural fillings but also the spring unit used in each mattress.

 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)

The Artisan 1500 has 50/50 natural fillings and man-made fillings and has a medium comfort layer and the Artisan Tailored Pocket 2000 has 85% natural fillings and has a double layer of springs which actually gives the mattress a slightly firmer spring tension.   The overall comfort layers in the Artisan Tailored Pocket 2000 is medium.

 John Ryan By Design Artisan Tailored Pocket
Total GSM3950gsm
11200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton.
2Hairproof Cambric Cover
31250gsm Poly Cotton
41500gsm Pure 100% Mohair
52000 Double Tier Spun Bond Pocket Springs (Soft/Med or Firm)

If either of the two mattresses is placed onto a solid base, this will firm the mattress up again.

We would not advise using a topper at this stage as you need to sleep on the mattress to get to know what the top layers actually feel like.   If the mattress appears to be a little too firm, then, by all means, add a topper to give you some extra comfort layers.

We hope the above is of assistance but please do not hesitate to contact the office should you require any further advice on 0161 945 3757.

Kind regards Julie