Bed recommendation

Alexis asked 12th September 2017

Hi there – we really loved the website and products! We have had a king-size VISpring divan bed for ten years and are looking for a replacement but super-king size. Given the great prices, we could potentially consider any of the Artisan range. My wife is five four and around ten/ten and a half stone, sleeps on her side, pretty flexible about what she sleeps on. I am five ten, around thirteen/thirteen and a half stone, sleep on my side, like being cool in bed and get hot fairly easily. I also have a bad neck which gets very stiff sometimes overnight – essentially I have something that is like having mild arthritis in between a couple of my neck verterbae. We like the idea of a medium mattress but perhaps with a slightly firmer feel. Perhaps the Artisan Bespoke or Bespoke 002? We also like the idea of trying out a mattress topper for comfort and resilience provided it won’t make me feel too hot! Would love to get your advice! One final question – are you able to do any special colours not on the site as we’d love something more mauve/purple or, failing that, is it possible to get samples of some of the colours to help match the best one? Thanks very much

1 answer

Julie Staff answered 1 year ago

Hi Alexis,


Thank you for your question.  Natural fibres provide the coolest sleep surface and we recommend our Artisan range for anyone who runs hot throughout the night.
As side sleepers, we would not recommend anything too firm in the comfort layers as this can cause pressure pains in the shoulders, hips and knees.  The Artisan Bespoke has the firmest upholstery in the range.  The Artisan Bespoke 002, whilst classed as a medium in the upholstery is one of the softest mattresses in this range due to the dual layer of Calico Pocket Springs.  The firmest medium we have is the Artisan 1500 but this only has 53% natural fibres and again may cause pressure pains.  My recommendation would be either the Artisan Bespoke 004, which has the same 100% natural fibre comfort layers as the Artisan Bespoke 002 but only has one row of springs or the true medium of the range which is the Artisan Naturals which has 85% natural fibre content.


Artisan Bespoke 004 mattress


Spring tension is based solely on an individuals body weight and at the body weights you have supplied you would be paired with a medium spring tension which will give you both the correct support.


BodyweightSpring tension
Upto 9 Stone / 57kgSoft
9-16 Stone / 57-101kgMedium
16 Stone / 101kg UpwardsFirm


We would not advise purchasing a topper until you have slept on the mattress first as you need to know how those comfort layers actually feel as you may not need a topper.  We would, however, suggest that you use a mattress protector.

We hope the above is of assistance and if you contact the office on 0333 251 9202 with your name and full address we can send you some fabric samples in the post.  Our office hours are  8 am – 8 pm Monday to Friday and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday.


Kind Regards