A natural fibre which has been grown and harvested for the production of textiles and clothing for many centuries. This uniquely breathable and naturally absorbent filling is used in the construction of our mattresses due to its ability to naturally wick away moisture, ensuring restful sleep.
Choose a mattress that’s bigger, better, and bespoke!
When it comes to large mattresses, many are forced to compromise in order to find what they’re looking for. At The Odd Company, we specialise in making oversized mattresses, to any dimension. So forget compromises, we’re here to build your perfect mattress, whatever the size, depth or length.
You may have a large custom bed frame, which won’t accommodate a king size mattress, or a particularly big and spacious bedroom for which a super king or even emperor sized mattress wouldn’t be large enough. Whatever your requirement, at The Odd Company we handcraft each of our fully sprung mattresses, so we can make a large mattress especially for you, designed to meet your needs.
How large a mattress can we make?
Our largest standard sized mattress is 7’6” x 6’6” (228cm x 200cm), but over the years we have made large mattresses with dimensions which far exceed this size. Our largest to date? A 300cm x 300cm mattress, which was requested by one of our German customers. This large mattress size presented a number of challenges – for starters, we had to build a whole new workstation on which to create it! Our craftsmen, however, love to be tested, and this size has subsequently been labelled ‘The Berliner’ after the location of its new home. Can we make mattresses larger than this? Of course, but it would need to be made Zip to Link, on account of the limitations in doorway and vehicle height – there aren’t many delivery vans (or front doors) which can accommodate something taller than 300cm!
Our bespoke service means that you can get the large mattress of your dreams – with no risk of dangling feet. If you suffer from restless leg syndrome, or need some space between you and your radiator of a partner, an extra-large mattress is the perfect solution!
Always Fully Sprung
Our mattresses- large, small, wide or narrow – are always fully sprung using the highest quality British manufactured steel springs. At The Odd Company, we only ever make fully sprung mattresses, as in our view no other system offers your body a comparable level of support and comfort while you sleep.
When it comes to the spring system, there are two types to choose from; the interior spring unit, which is also known as an open coil spring, and the more modern and sophisticated pocket spring. Both systems serve different requirements but when it comes to optimising support for the contours of your body, the pocket spring system found in our bespoke mattresses is king. As the name suggest each 15 cm (6 inch) deep spring sits in its own individual fabric pocket, which allows each spring to be independent and move independently from those around it. Pocket sprung mattresses can therefore adapt and fit to the contours of your body much more effectively than interior sprung mattresses, or bespoke mattresses which have foam at their core. This independence also means that should your partner move during the course of the night – its estimated we all make upwards of 80 ‘measurable’ movements while we sleep – you remain harmoniously undisturbed.
Need a deep mattress?
We would always recommend opting for the deepest mattress your bed frame can accommodate. The springs across our range of mattresses are always 6” (15cm) deep. The final mattress depth therefore reflects the increased quantities of luxurious natural fillings found on top of the springs and beneath the mattress cover. All our long mattresses can be made to any depth from 7″ (17cm) to 13″ (33cm) and are always fully sprung. The correct spring system will ensure maximum lumbar support alongside natural fillings, which will give your bed the feeling of luxurious bliss.
Rounded and cut-out corners
Do you have some other requirements for your large pocket sprung mattress? Perhaps you need cut-out corners, a curved end, or two mattresses made, zip to link? We always use our 35+ years of experience and a question-led approach, in order to ensure we fully understand your needs, and therefore offer you the best possible advice, before making you the finest of long mattresses.
All our pocket sprung mattresses can be made with cut-out corners to accommodate the posts of a four poster, or with curved ends, to suit the shape of an antique bed frame. If you’d like a large mattress but are concerned access to the bedroom may be difficult, we can make your desired size in two or more parts with zip to link functionality, to ensure stress-free delivery.
At The Odd Company we are adaptable to your needs and can make mattresses that are as wide, long, or deep as you’d like. Consequently a long mattress from The Odd Company will give you the room you’ve always wanted to stretch, roll, and starfish. You’ll not only be able to choose your specific dimensions, but also whether the mattress is side stitched, the style of ticking used for upholstery, and the type of luxurious fillings we layer on top of the spring system.
Extra Large Divans
We can also produce a matching divan base to fit your new large mattress. You can choose to have your divan base upholstered in one of our fabrics or custom upholstered in your own fabric. Our divans can also be made sprung or unsprung and can be designed to include drawered or an ottoman storage solutions.
We use natural fillings whenever we can. Not only are natural materials often hypoallergenic, they are also sustainable, and can be widely recycled when your bespoke mattress eventually needs replacing.
Synthetic materials like memory foam, petroleum-based rubber and latex are non-porous, making them great materials for the production of insulation, wellington boots and birthday balloons, but which should be kept out of the bedroom as much as possible. They are hot and unhygienic, breathe poorly, retain moisture and hold in heat. They also contain glues and solvents, which of course, evaporate creating an odour. That being said, if we were to find breathable, sustainable, man-made fibres which performed better than the fillings listed below for our bespoke mattresses we would of course consider using them: we just haven’t found any yet…
Because all of our mattresses use natural fillings, they’re hypoallergenic, non-irritable, and breathable. We use a cotton ticking to upholster our bespoke mattresses, for a most luxurious and comfortable finish.
A natural material which has played an important role in the British economy since the medieval period, and whose trade was once described as the ‘jewel in the crown of the realm’. Wool brings a number of benefits to a mattress. Unlike synthetic fibres which tend to trap and hold moisture and heat, wool’s structural composition makes it great at regulating temperature. Wool like cotton is also incredibly breathable, wicking away moisture and ensuring you stay cosy during winter months and cool during summer ones. It is thanks to these properties that we use it as a filling in some of our highest specification mattresses.
For hundreds of years, horsehair has been an important filling in mattresses of the highest specification. Before the interior and later pocket spring system were invented, each strand of curled hair acted like a tiny spring, creating support and elasticity within the mattress. We continue to use horsehair today for this exact same reason – think of it as providing an extra layer of natural micro-spring close to the sleeping surface, to complement the pocket sprung system found in the mattress core. Additionally, the fluted structure which each strand forms channels moisture and heat away from the body while you sleep, replacing it with cooler, fresher air over the course of the night.
The coat of the Kashmir goat is considered one of the most luxurious wools available. Its fine fibres – half the width of sheep’s wool – make it incredibly soft and springy to the touch and therefore one of the finest fillings that can be used in your mattress.
The goats take their name from the Kashmir region in the Indian subcontinent in which they were first found, an environment which is subject to extreme fluctuations in temperature. Cashmere, like other wools, is therefore an excellent regulator of heat. It is best to think of cashmere as a natural, silent air conditioning unit built into your bed: the structure of each hair is such that it directs heat along the fibre to be released into the cooler environment. When it is cold, cashmere’s crimp – the natural waviness of each hair – traps large volumes of air between its fibres, creating an insulation layer which holds heat