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.
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.
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.
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.