John Lewis Natural vs Artisan Range

Deborah Bowman asked
6th February 2017

How does the Artisan range compare with John Lewis Natural Collection 5000 Linen Pocket Spring Mattress, Single.
I need to replace two single mattresses, and the John Lewis 5000 seems to have the best spring count. Ideally, I would like a no turn, breathable, medium tension quality mattress.

1 Answer
Ryan K Staff
answered 3 years ago

Hi Deborah,


Thanks for your question.


The mattress in question from John Lewis is made by Harrisons. The high spring count is achieved in 2 ways.
There is a layer of tiny springs made into a blanket that make up 4000 of the 5000 quoted.
The other 1000 is made up of springs within springs. This is unique to Harrisons and no other manufacturer uses this system.


Our mattresses are made with traditional hand made calico encased pocket springs. We use the same spring system favoured by the likes of Savoir and Vi Spring, arguably the countries very best mattress manufacturers.


In terms of comfort layers our Artisan Naturals has 3950gsm of natural fibre filling including wool, cotton and mohair. I am not sure how much is in the JL model as they no longer list the weights.


 John Ryan By Design Artisan NaturalsVi Spring Regal Superb
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 ]
Total GSM3950gsm3100gsm



Can I ask why it is you require a non turn mattress? Essentially a non turn mattress is a one sided mattress that only has comfort layers on one side. This means that the mattress will wear out twice as fast as a turnable mattress? Read this post for more information.


Hope this helps but if you require any further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact our office on 0161 437 4419. Our office is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.


Kind Regards, Ryan.