Since 1852, 22nd March
Hästens originated as a saddler. At the time, master saddlers were also upholsterers, proudly devoted to their craft of making equestrian goods and beds using horsetail hair. Our legacy—the horse, the horsetail hair, the tailor, the handcraft—is present in every detail of Hästens and its beds.
Over time, as the automobile reduced the need for saddlery, the family focused more and more on beds. Soon Hästens specialized in making the most comfortable beds ever made; our knowledge and mastery of this intricate handcraft becoming unmatched.
From the day we made our first bed, natural materials have always played a fundamental role. In 1852 cotton, horsetail hair, wool and flax were superior to other materials and, surprisingly, even today... that remains the case. And, then as it is now, the best way to craft using these materials is by hand. This tradition of hand craftsmanship gives our bed makers a deeply-rooted understanding and mastery of both their art, and the natural materials that are so crucial to its consolidation.
Imbuing everything we do with our Spirit of Excellence is still a founding principle that informs the work of our master craftsmen. And to them, there is no other way or standard of working.