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.
Narrow mattresses that are perfect for smaller spaces…
Make full use of your available space by furnishing a small bedroom, attic space or box bedroom, with a fully sprung narrow mattress and an accompanying bespoke bed base. At The Odd Company we don’t believe in the ordinary, and therefore handcraft pocket sprung mattresses to your specific measurements, to any size or shape.
We don’t just offer you the ability to choose the width of your mattress, your extra-narrow mattress can be fully customised in a multitude of ways to suit your needs. The mattresses exact length, its depth, inclusion of zip and link functionality as well as the type of natural fillings can all be specified to your taste. We can make a narrow mattress to your specific measurements to ensure it fits an antique or continental bed or unusually-shaped room perfectly, whilst also delivering an excellent nights sleep.
Narrow Mattress Sizes
The widths of our standard sized mattresses increase in increments of 6” (15cm), from 2’6” (75cm) to 7’6 (228cm). However, we do not need to adhere to these standard sizes, and can instead handmake our fully sprung narrow mattresses to your specific sizes. Whatever the width you require, we can produce an extra narrow mattress to perfectly fit the dimensions of your room or the width of your unusually-sized bed frame.
Narrow divan beds for your narrow mattress
We can also make a matching divan base to fit your new narrow mattress. This can be upholstered in one of our fabrics or your own supplied fabric, to ensure that the overall design perfectly meets your requirements. Our divans can be fully customised to your requirements and can be made both sprung or unsprung as well as with drawer or ottoman storage.
Only ever fully sprung…
Our narrow, made-to-measure mattresses are always fully sprung using the highest quality British steel springs. At The Odd Company, we only make fully sprung mattresses, as in our view no other system offers your body a comparable level of support while you sleep.
Together with the soft natural filling described below, a fully sprung narrow mattress provides the ultimate level of comfort as well as posture alignment and muscle and joint relieving support.
Zip to Link Functionality
A popular solution for homes where bedroom access may be difficult, or where turning a large heavy mattress might be problematic, zip to link functionality can solve any number of problems. We would make two fully sprung narrow mattresses which can be zipped together when in situ, to create a larger mattress suitable for the space.
At The Odd Company we work with natural materials whenever we can, as they’re hypoallergenic, non-irritable, and breathable. We use cotton, lambswool, horsehair and cashmere as fillings and upholster our narrow mattresses with a virgin cotton cover for a luxurious and comfortable finish. As well as being good for you, these natural fillings are also good for the planet, being widely recycled when your bespoke mattress eventually needs replacing.
Only these natural materials, which are also used in our standard and narrow mattresses, have the perfect characteristics for creating the conditions of an excellent night’s sleep. Natural materials offer unparalleled breathability and heat-regulating properties, keeping you cool during the summer months and cosy during the winter ones. Find out more about the specific characteristics of each of the natural materials we use below…
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.