Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently bought not one, but SIX $175K beds for their Bel Aire home! We put one to the test.
Savoir's $175,000 bedThe first question everyone asks after you mention you've napped on a $175,000 bed is: "Is it worth the price?"
I can't answer that; I'm not at the point in my life where any one item, except for a home, is worth the amount. But I can tell you this: Savoir's Royal State bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever taken a nap on.
The mattress was plush and soft-but not puffed up or flossy feeling-yet completely supportive. The silk sheets (which are included in the purchase price, as are the pillows, headboard, canopy and bed frame itself) were cool, substantial and, yes, silky. I had 17 minutes for my nap, so I climbed up on the bed-I love a bed with some height; it makes me feel like a fairytale princess-in the NYC showroom where it was being shown this week, put on my sleep mask, and lay down. I lay there with my eyes closed and while I didn't fall asleep, I emerged from my quarter-hour-and-change with an incredibly deep feeling of well-being and restfulness. Even when I went to my office and got plunged into the usual maelstrom of e-mails, meetings and questions, I retained that inner serenity. If I could walk away with such a feeling after only 17 minutes on the Royal State bed, I truly believe I'd be able to run a corporation or a country if I could spend a whole night on it. (Which is appropriate because I'd need to be a CEO to afford such a bed.)
Here are details about the craftsmanship behind this bespoke piece: Only 60 are being made, according to Alistair Hughes, managing director of Savoir Beds, a 108-year-old British company. They're numbered and signed (each bed is the handiwork of a single artisan in London or Wales). The headboard bears a hand-stitched crest or motif, and the sheets and cover are made of custom-dyed and woven silk thread (a mind-boggling 1630 miles' worth). There are two toppers filled with a blend of Mongolian cashmere and hair from the tails of blond Argentinian horses placed on the mattress and box spring, which contain hundreds of hand-tied metal springs. (The mattress and boxspring have a 25-year guarantee.) The entire bed takes 604 hours, or more than 21 days, to manufacture (carpentry and joinery occupy one-third of that time).
One of these has already been sold to a lucky person in China. You can try it for yourself-although the store probably won't allow you to nap-at Harrods in London.
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