Savoir Beds joins forces with Andrew Martin and The National Gallery to create artwork beds

Classic bed designs become canvases for commissions inspired by classic paintings

Savoir Beds’ Harlech bed with Claude Monet’s Water-Lilies, Setting Sun from the National Gallery, printed by Andrew Martin
Savoir Beds’ Harlech bed with Claude Monet’s Water-Lilies, Setting Sun from the National Gallery, printed by Andrew Martin

Art is an unusual pairing with a centerpiece bed, but the two make ideal bedfellows in a collaboration that sees British bed maker Savoir Beds join forces with home décor specialist Andrew Martin and London’s The National Gallery to offer a bespoke service that enables clients to upholster the work of the world’s greatest artists onto the headboard and base of a Savoir bed. 

Savoir Beds’ Felix model featuring Jan van de Cappelle’s A Shipping Scene with a Dutch Yacht firing a Salute (1650) from the National Gallery
Savoir Beds’ Felix model featuring Jan van de Cappelle’s A Shipping Scene with a Dutch Yacht firing a Salute (1650) from the National Gallery
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All 2,300 artworks owned by The National Gallery can be reproduced onto a selection of handmade beds – including the Felix Savoir No 4 (£16,165) and Harlech Savoir No 2 models (£28,885) – in velvet, linen or cotton. The designs are then personalised with a choice of finishes: from wood trims and piping in assorted textiles to upholstered or brass legs. Every commission is printed in the UK by Andrew Martin.

Savoir Beds x National Gallery Savoir Felix bed with Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora's The Combat of Love and Chastity
Savoir Beds x National Gallery Savoir Felix bed with Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora's The Combat of Love and Chastity
The Harlech bed with Jan van Huysum Paulus’ Hollyhocks and Other Flowers in a Vase
The Harlech bed with Jan van Huysum Paulus’ Hollyhocks and Other Flowers in a Vase

Reproductions can be cropped, patterns repeated, or a distinct feature turned into a central element of a chosen design. Colours and brushstrokes can also be accentuated and, if so desired, bleed seamlessly into the base below to create one enormous artwork for the bedroom. The National Gallery checks that each design retains the essence of the original painting, ensuring its integrity remains intact.

Odilon Redon’s Ophelia among the Flowers is framed by a Harlech bed
Odilon Redon’s Ophelia among the Flowers is framed by a Harlech bed
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Claude Monet’s Water-Lillies, Setting Sun (1907) would be a particularly pleasing choice; Savoir Beds was originally commissioned in 1905 to make handmade designs for The Savoy Hotel – the same establishment where Monet stayed between 1899 and 1901, and produced some of his most famous works.

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