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About Hästens

Hastens handcrafted beds and mattresses rule the roost when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep – the venerable Swedish company has been making mattresses, boxsprings and bedding since 1852, when it first got its start as a saddlemaker. The Hästens secret is an all-natural one: mattresses stuffed with horsehair, which, as a hollow natural fiber, essentially functions as nature’s air conditioner. It’s perfect to sleep on, since the human body sweats out roughly a pint a night, and a horsehair mattress wicks the moisture away. Hastens’s reputation as a maker of luxury beds is due in part to the fact that each of these equine beauties takes 160 man-hours of master craftsmanship to build, stuff and sew – that, and the fact that the Hästens makes the $60,000 Vividus, often for sale as “the world’s most expensive bed” and sleeper of choice for Tom Cruise and other A-listers and royalty -- like His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Much of the brand’s beds, mattresses and bedding come wrapped in the venerable brand’s unmistakeable wide-checked gingham fabric, which is as timeless as the beds are long-lasting. Hästens is near-evangelical about the benefits of a comfy night’s sleep – and so are the people who choose to sleep on a Hästens bed!

Past Sales Featuring Hästens

Sale Ended July 26, 2013

New to Gilt: Hästens Bedding, Down & More

This Swedish bed manufacturer has been perfecting its craft since 1852 — so you can rest assured they’ve got it down to a science. Top-tier craftsmanship and materials are the norm, not just in their actual beds, but in their bedding — sheets, duvets, and more — an inspired sampling of which is on offer here, for the first time on Gilt. Take your picks and get ready to rest well.

Sale Ended August 27, 2013

The Essential Duvet Set

We think we’ve got some truly perfect duvet sets here. All are distinguished by elegant embroidery and stitching details, pristine and restful colors, and the most heavenly-feeling cotton imaginable. Just looking at them makes us want to dive in. (Please excuse us while we put on our eye mask and take a short nap.)

Sale Ended August 06, 2013

Up to 75% Off: Luxury Down

Take your bed from ordinary to oasis with this sumptuous collection of down bedding. Find a plush comforter, the perfect pillow, featherbeds, and more. There are many different weights on offer here, so you'll find something that'll be supremely comfortable, even in the warmer months.