Hastens - Function
Okay, even more details. Here’s how we make our top mattresses.
The blue-check bolster fabric is sewn with a pattern that is matched to your chosen top mattress size. With methodical precision, the fabric is stretched between hooks inside a wooden frame so that it remains smooth and relaxed.
Layer upon layer upon layer of soft and pliable padding is placed on the bolster fabric. The top and bottom wadding are made out of high-quality wool and cotton, so that the white squares in the pattern retain their pure luster. The horsetail hair is patiently ruffled into even layers by experienced hands.
When all layers are balanced down to the slightest detail, the top side of the bolster fabric is hooked tightly into the wooden frame with the same precision and pattern matching.
The top mattress is quilted with a sewing machine that is almost 100 years old. It’s arm is several meters long, which allows it to sew a continuous soft wave pattern across the entire mattress. It is stitched without sharp angles so that the padding is evenly distributed, making the mattress wonderfully soft. On Vividus, all thread ends are tied together by hand.
Now it’s time to seal the top mattress forever. On Vividus, we remove a little bit of fabric and stuffing from each other corner so that they aren’t pushed up when you lie down. This way the mattress remains perfectly straight.
Why do something in one hour when you can do it in two?
Whether it's folding an origami swan or building a space rocket, when you're pursuing your passion, you don't watch the clock.
In like manner, we do not count work hours at Hastens. (After all, we are not manufacturing time here in Koping, Sweden). Our focus is on creating comfort; balancing the soft with the firm to ensure that your body feels an invigorating and secure embrace while still experiencing that dreamy, soft hug of a Hastens.
It is difficult to calculate the absolute balance of comfort mathematically. We usually say that we have found it when you don't notice the bed (or when you ask: Where did gravity go?).
In many ways, it resembles a handshake. Some come across as indifferently soft. Others almost painfully hard. Then there is the perfect transfer of confidence between two people. A good handshake can never be calculated, you just know it when you feel it.
For the same reason, a Hastens bed should take exactly the time that is needed.
Our aim is to create the best beds in the world, so we simply keep on going until we feel they are worthy of the title. Take side-stitching for example. It determines the stability and pliability of your bed's many layers. The thread running through a Vividus bed can take up to four days to stitch in a manner that we are happy with. And if it needs a few hours extra, then it takes a few hours extra.
No bed leaves our hands until we believe that it achieves Hastens' goal: sleep that wakes you to the best version of yourself
Of course, it would be possible to build a bed much faster than we do at Hastens. And in some way that would be more suited to these transient times. But that is not our style. We make beds that are meant to last for a quarter of a century, and designed to be part of your life's journey every day and night along the way. In which case, it is well worth taking a few hours extra.
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Is it at all possible to relax in a bed if it has been built in a hurry?
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Perfect sleep according to Hastens: When you feel perfectly rested at four o'clock in the afternoon.
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Hastens bed. A dual-purpose item.
Why are we always going on about the number of layers in a Hastens bed? Because it’s those different layers, up to 34 in some beds, that give our beds such superb sleep comfort.
The secret is in the combination: how the natural materials behave together. The order in which they are placed. As well as how tightly or airy the fibers should be ruffled together.
As a result, the same layers that are strong enough to evenly support your body weight are also open enough to allow moisture from your body to fall straight through them.
Both at the same time.
Nature’s materials and nature’s laws in an unrelenting synergy. Follow us on a trip through a Hastens bed and we will show you how it works.
THE TOP LAYERS.
A remarkable combination of cotton, wool and horsetrail hair. Cotton absorbs moisture, while the wood and horsetail hair fibers are "transparent" to moisture. Water molecules flow freely out through these strands - which is great considering that you sweat 0.5 to 1.5 liters every night. Passing the moisture away keeps your skin drier, so your body can maintain a comfortable temperature.
Let's look at a horsetail hair and wool fiber through a microscope. The core of the strand is hydrophilic, i.e. it acts water molecules. Every fiber can carry up to 30% of its weight in moisture and still feel dry. And the water molecules dissipate through the surface just as easily as they slip in.
A FEW LAYERS DEEPER.
Here you find many more layers of cotton, wool and horsetail hair - plus layers of flax. These are still dry. Thanks to nature's proclivity for equilibrium, every dry layer draws moisture towards itself from the layer above. Air is also "pumped" around by the springs (each individual pocket acts as a bellow) when you move. Water molecules also move laterally into the surrounding dry air. Silent air conditioning which provides a fresh sleeping environment.
And what if it's cold in the room? Then the fluffy layers of dry fibers team up with the air around them to function as insulation. The result: A Hastens gives your body optimal conditions for controlling temperature, regardless of whether it is hot or cold.
AT THE BOTTOM.
Here at the bottom, a new chapter begins with the Bonnell spring system, as does our trip back up to provide the optimum support.
OUR "LAYER-UPON-LAYER" TECHNOLOGY CAN ALSO BE CALLED "SPRING-UPON-SPRING" .
The steel springs are the most eye-catching aspect. But there are three additional kinds of suspension in a Hastens bed. Each strand of natural fiber is also a spring - in a smaller diameter. They all work together to equalize pressure and increase comfort to an even higher level.
THE LARGE SPRINGS.
The Bonnell and pocket springs do the heavy lifting. They absorb the greatest part of your weight and distribute it evenly over the entire bed for direct support without pressure points.
THE MINI SPRINGS.
We use a natural process to convert each strand of horsetail hair into a resilient coil with a diameter of just under a centimeter. Millions of these small spirals are ruffled together - in every which way to form a cloud-like, springy mat that "embeds" the steel springs and creates soft and flexible support.
AT THE TOP: THE MINI-MINI SPRINGS.
Only select wool and cotton fibers with the right size, curliness and smoothness can be used in our mattresses. The diameter of these tiny springs is kept down to 12-13 micrometers so chat they can easily conform to the smallest curves and spaces on your body. This provides your skin with even and supple support from the mattress - chis is what we mean with the characteristic soft embrace of a Hastens bed.
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You control the position you fall asleep in. But not the position you sleep in.
Good morning, let's play with the idea that you are an exactly average sleeper. No matter how neatly and tidily you placed yourself on the bed last night, you will have turned at least 20 to 40 times during the night, according to studies. Onto your back, onto your side, onto your stomach, onto your other side. Maybe even upside down, who knows? In fact, you probably spend half your night in a totally different position to the one that you think you normally sleep in.
Once you're asleep your body does what it wants, putting you at the mercy of your mattress.
But that is no problem when you snuggle up into a Hastens bed. It provides balanced support to your anatomy: head, shoulders, back, stomach, rear, legs and feet. No matter how you may be lying we can keep up. Our bed's purpose in life is to keep your spine and windpipe properly aligned.
Do you share your bed with someone else? Another body that also does what it wants all night? We've got you covered. The weight of the bed and the individual suspension give you the opportunity to sleep deeply and comfortably without interfering with each other. That way you both wake on the right side of the bed, no matter how you spent the night.
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And suddenly you open your eyes and realize what a straight-backed human you are.
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Yes, by all means. Synthetic materials can indeed be good.
We have nothing against synthetic materials. It is just that we are in favor of everything that we believe enhances your quality of life.
At hastens, everything has its place. Based on our experience, the place for non-porous materials like latex, polyurethane, and foam rubber simply is not in a bed. We think that they are just too hot and uncomfortable to sleep on. Within 30-40 minutes, you can notice that they breathe poorly, retain moisture and lock in heat. Furthermore, they contain solvents, and one thing that solvents have difficulty resisting is evaporating.
Of course, there are products chat are fantastic precisely because they consist of artificial materials. For example, rubber boots and condoms. They are both difficult to manufacture from conifers and wool. We just want to humbly emphasize this, given all our harping about wool from fluffy sheep and pine trees growing strong in the bitter cold. We would also humbly emphasize chat if we found any synthetic materials chat in our experience would have been better than horsetail hair, wool, cotton, flax and pine, we would have used it. Gladly. But in 166 years, we have not.
Instead of looking for the cheapest materials, we look for the best. Everything so that your time in bed will never be sweaty, stressful trip between the nightlight and the alarm clock.
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The secret difference between minestrone and just a mess of ingredients.
As we said before, it's not hard to build a bed. The secret to a great bed, however, lies in
choosing the right raw materials and successfully combining everything into a harmonious whole. Just as a master chef can turn ordinary ingredients into a masterpiece while others would make it into, well, a very ordinary dish.
Minestrone is an excellent example.
It was enjoyed in Italy long before Buddha, Jesus, or Muhammad wandered the Earth. It is a straightforward, tasty, healthy soup that was vegetarian by the necessity of the day. The ingredients were neither expensive nor unusual; anyone can make minestrone. All you need is water, yellow onion, carrots, some olive oil, tomatoes, a few teaspoons of oregano, vegetable broth, orzo, salt, black pepper, and possibly some honey. And then - in the right hands - you have a dish that tastes indescribably delicious and can reward you with health and longevity.
Our work at Hastens follows the same guiding principle.
Our beds are made of northern Swedish pine, which has grown slowly providing close annual rings that, in turn, provide strength and longevity. Our wool comes from carefully selected sheep, our flax and cotton meet rigorous performance criteria, and the horsetail hair is long and strong. They are nature’s obvious ingredients, but they are carefully chosen and combined into a happy unity by some of the world’s premier bed builders.
Parts are just parts. The secret is to put them together in a way such that the results satisfy both body and soul.
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