Drake’s partiality for extravagance was on full showcase in the latest Architectural Digest main story. The OVO rapper gave fans an inside glance at his 50,000-square-foot manor in his old neighborhood of Toronto, flaunting sumptuous amenities and highlights, for example, the 20,000-piece Swarovski gem crystal chandelier, a full recording studio, an NBA guideline measured indoor court, an indoor pool, and an “awards room.” But one of the most outstanding pieces in Drake’s not really humble homestead was his almost $400,000 custom bed.
“The bedroom is where I come to decompress from the world at the end of the night and where I open my eyes to seize the day,” Drake told AD. “The bed lets you float …”
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Named “Grand Vividus,” the $395,000 bed was created by Hästens—a fifth-generation, family-owned Swedish bed-builder with in excess of 350 outlets around the world. The organization has become a favourite among big names and prominent figures who are eager to dish out in any event $15,000 for a profoundly desired Hästens matress.
Linus Adolfsson, the fellow benefactor of VRt Ventures and proprietor of Hästens Los Angeles, addressed Complex about these ultra-luxury beds and clarified why, sometimes, they can cost in excess of a house. Adolfsson said each Hästens mattress is proposed to last between 50-100 years, and is produced using natural material, for example, horse hair, fleece, cotton, and flax. He additionally focuses to the stature of Hästens’ mattress springs, which highlight a higher number of loops for additional support and solace.
“So, how many springs, how many turns, and the last thing is layers of horse hair,” Adolfsson said when asked what makes the mattresses so expensive. “The more horse hair allows for the bed to conform more, and allows for the bed to breathe more. That is the general things. If we look at the beds from $10,000 and up to $390,000, it’s a very big difference in the amount of materials in the beds.”
Hästens will also send a team to a client’s house three to five times a year to flip and massage the mattress … at no cost.
Drake’s bed, dubbed Grand Vividus, was made in collaboration with interior/architectural designer Ferris Rafauli, who was also the creative mind behind Drake’s home.
“So the relationship was actually with his designer, with an amazing designer Ferris Rafauli. He was the one who has been using Hastens beds for all of his projects the last 10 plus years. He is known for all his luxury design. He was the one who, together with Hastens, created this specific masterpiece called the Grand Vividus.”
Adolfsson said the Grand Vividus weighs practically half a ton and took around 600 hours to make. Despite the fact that it includes a similar natural material utilized in all Hästens designs, what makes the Grand Vividus so uncommon is how it was designed. Adolfsson clarified that the decoration was a gesture to Hästens’ starting points as an eighteenth century saddle-producer, as it highlights cowhide subtleties in the lashes and gold equipment “that sort of takes after the bits for what you have in the horse’s mouth.”
“This is the first time when a mattress truly became a design object,” he said. “What design means is functional art. So, seeing a mattress with just the most beautiful designed objects in the world, to truly be a masterpiece, is going to make this launch so crazy and so interesting … I believe that your mattress, which you share only with yourself, and you absolutely love, people you love the most in your life. To make that piece of furniture into something so beautiful change the whole perception of the bedroom.”
You can take a closer look at the Grand Vividus, which officially launches this week, in the images below. Adolfsson said there is a waiting list for the Grand Vividus with 10 beds currently on reserve at Hästens Los Angeles and Hästens on Madison Avenue. You can learn more about the design here.