Hästens began in 1852 as a Swedish saddle manufacturer that also produced upholstery. After many years of saddle-making, the company translated its skills into creating mattresses by hand using the softest natural materials, including the fiber it was most familiar with: horsehair.
Featuring a signature check design, Hästens’s mattresses became known for their artistry and super-soft quality, and the company eventually added bedding into the mix. Ultimately the Swedish royal family designated Hästens its go-to for immaculately handmade headboards, beds, and bedding, a tradition that continues to this day.
Above and Beyond
Today Hästens’s designs are emblematic of exquisite craftsmanship combined with simple Swedish aesthetics, and they can be found in homes and hotels all over the world. The brand has also broadened its collection of sheets, pillows, and comforters to include patterns ranging from florals to stripes.