Sleep like royalty on a four poster mattress, designed especially for your four poster bed.
Four poster beds are the ultimate in bedroom luxury, and throughout their history have been a symbol of sophistication and wealth. Described as the “the bed of kings, and the king of beds”, this often-ornate piece of furniture was highly sought-after by members of the noble and merchant classes and the monarchy. Louis XIV reportedly installed 413 four poster beds across his many royal residences including the Château de Fontainebleau and at his newly-built royal court in Versailles.
Four poster beds will generally require a specially-designed four poster mattress, which incorporates what are known as ‘cut-out corners’. At the Odd Company, our mattresses can be crafted with cut-out corners to accommodate four or two beds posts. Cut-out corners, however, haven’t always been necessary for four poster mattresses: before the introduction of spring technology, mattresses were crude, densely-packed sacks covered in a fabric ticking, the contents of which could easily move and mould around the posts of the bed. Whether you own a traditional four poster bed or a modern incarnation, it’s unlikely that you’ll want to sleep upon a sack stuffed with reeds or straw. Instead a mattress with perfectly-formed cut-out corners designed specifically for your bed is a must.
At The Odd Company, all of our pocket sprung four poster mattresses can be made with two or four cut-out corners to ensure a perfect fit. All we need to know is the beds length and width, the dimensions of the bed posts in either cm or inches, and the number of cut-out corners you require. Once we have these measurements, it’s then a case of choosing the type of fillings you’d like us to use, as well as the number of pocketed springs.