So we’ve done it! We have finally arrived to Copenhagen and moved into our new home! It was quite an epic journey. Driving from London to Kent then an over night ferry and waking up in Holland. Then we drove (Stephen drove) all the way to Copenhagen with our essentials in the car, including Hansel. Needless to say we were very tired when we finally arrived to our new home.
Our furniture was to come the next day, minus the bed as we chose not to bring one. Instead we wanted to get a Danish style/sized bed. So we slept on blow up bed until the new dream bed arrived. It was fun and felt like camping but not great for the long term. It looks pretty sad but it was ok.
I’ve stayed at a few design hotels in my time and have always loved the Scandinavian beds that we slept in. So before we moved I did a little research to find out who had what and if I could get something similar. Then I found Dunlopillo, one of the leading bed brands in Scandinavia. They have a little English twist too as the natural latex used in the beds is made by UK company Dunlop. So these beds are part Dane/part Brit, just like me.
The configuration that I chose was the Balance Box bed, 2 x 90cm (w) beds placed together with a 180cm (w) mattress topper, making a much bigger bed than I had in the UK. There are lot of size options so you can really chose one that’s perfect for you and your space. Here it is!
To achieve simplicity well, it is extremely complex and this simple looking bed has got a very intelligent design. Cleverly the frame and the mattress are combined within the base. I’ve always had pocket sprung mattresses and happy to find that the Dunlopillo Balance Box bed has pocket springs in the base, then a natural breathable latex mattress on top and then an additional mattress topper. So many layers in such a simple design.
I had the option of different fabric colours and legs too. Here I’ve chosen grey fabric (no surprises there) and steel legs.
The mattress is made from Dunlopillo® naturlatex, a natural breathable and hypoallergenic foam. There are also 7 specially designed zones for comfort.
Latex comes from the latex tree and Dunlopillo has it’s own plantation and which is impressively sustainable. The stalks and milk plants can be used in various part of production such as floor coverings, packaging, acoustics, thermal insulation and even fallen trees are sold to other furniture factories or other wood production. In Dunlopillo’s plantations each fallen tree is replaced with a new one.
It’s not only extremely comfortable but knowing that it is made from sustainable and natural materials is very comforting too. Here’s a little video so you can see how this bed is constructed and a diagram of the 7 zone mattress (in Danish)
What a dreamy bed and I can’t wait to show you more once I’ve decorated my room.
A natural, sustainable bed is the perfect start to my new life in Copenhagen. There will be more considered design choices along the way.
*Photography/images © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house
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*Dunlopillo beds are also available in the UK and sold in UK sizes. See www.dunlopillo.co.uk for more details.