Thank you for your enquiry.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to compare any of our products with products in the John Lewis Natural collection because the description in terms of construction and upholstery in terms of GSM (grams per square metre) is limited. What we can say is that in order for the mattress to have the massive spring count referred to (10000) they use layers of mini springs, which take the place of layers of upholstery. In our opinion, the use of these mini spring in place of upholstery does not bring anything to the table in terms of comfort. All the John Lewis Natural Collection products are made exclusively for them by Harrisons, who do not disclose full details of any of their products.
The Artisan Naturals is described as the ‘true medium’ of the natural fibre pocket sprung range. The Naturals is 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’. The closest comparison that we make to the Naturals is the Vi Spring Regal Superb.
| ||John Ryan By Design Artisan Naturals||Vi Spring Regal Superb
|1||1200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton.||900gsm Blended real Shetland Isle Fleece Wool and Cotton
|2||Hairproof Cambric Cover||Hairproof Cambric Cover
|3||1250gsm Rebound Poly Cotton||1200gsm long stranded Horsetail blended with British Fleece Wool
|4||1500gsm 100% Pure Mohair||1000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton
|5||1600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [ 49mm ] [1.28mm ]||1720 Calico encased Pocket Springs [48mm ] [1.28mm ]
You are right to assert that we too would suggest a medium tension spring unit for your body weight, as the spring unit is what provides the support which in turn is dictated by your weight. The comfort from any mattress comes from the upholstery, so as you can see, by replacing upholstery with mini springs, the comfort may in our view be compromised, which in turn may result in the mattress being uncomfortable.
We trust that this helps, but if you require any further advice or guidance, please call our office on 0161 437 4419 and speak with one of our advisors.