Somnus have been creating luxury handmade beds since 1840, and their beds are the epitome of extreme comfort in the bed world.
Somnus beds continue to make advancements in construction techniques, spring design and the selection of the best natural fillings, some of which are even developed locally on the Somnus Farm. They rapidly built an enviable reputation for the excellent quality and innovation in manufacture of their luxury bed. This philosophy continues to this day and is endorsed by their unique Sensa iP intelligent pocket spring system and the release of an exclusive model containing over 19000 springs – considered a world exclusive. While at the height of innovation though, Somnus still adopt traditional techniques with hand sewing and side stitching, giving the most durable edge to edge support possible.
Being committed to having a low carbon footprint, Somnus grow their own resources as locally as possible, reducing transport miles therefore creating less of an environmental impact. Yorkshire Dales eco-wool has been developed on the Somnus Farm, is naturally resilient and is a great insulator keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Hand teased horse hair is selected used as a filling for its breathability and temperature control, with 100% pure Hemptex also produced on the Somnus Farm along with Egyptian Cotton, cashmere, mohair and silk. The Somnus Farm can be found in the heart of Yorkshire in the beautiful Wharfe valley. It is central to the future of Somnus and provides the perfect opportunity to bring Somnus’ vision in to reality - to grow and develop a diverse variety of sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable traditional fibres for fillings.
Countryfile, the popular TV show, recently approached Harrison Spinks, who produce the luxurious Somnus Beds, requesting to do a piece on their farm, as they were interested on their diversification, particularly the idea that Harrison Spinks ‘grow their own beds’.
Adam Henson and his small crew, Ruth the producer and the cameraman all stayed at the Somnus farm on the Monday evening, where Somnus have their own flock of sheep. The main interest was the fact that they grow their own fillings, that each year the hemp, flax and wool are all processed locally on their farm and transported to the Leeds factory where they go to make the mattress fillings.
The team from Countryfile spent the afternoon in the factory in Leeds observing how the life of a bed begins, from the raw materials they had seen on the farm, to the luxurious handmade beds and mattresses that are produced.
Harrison Spinks, who make Somnus beds, are very proud that Her Majesty The Queen has graciously approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Harrison Spinks receive the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation and Sustainable Development.
Our range of Somnus mattresses is unrivalled in quality and luxury. Each mattress model contains its own unique blend of the finest natural fillings which have been carefully selected to complement the right number of technologically advanced Sensa iP Intelligent Pocket springs to provide the ultimate in support, comfort and pressure relief.
Each model in our Somnus divan bed collection features a luxury handmade mattress, packed with a unique blend of natural fillings and a springing system regarded as the most advanced in the world – Sensa iP intelligent Pocket Spring System.
All borders on our Somnus divan beds are hand sewn or stitched and are finished in the finest Belgian damask with a choice of support options to make sure your bed is just right for you. You can also create your own look with a range of luxury fabric options for the base.
Here at Land of Beds we have a fantastic range of Somnus headboards to cater for all tastes – from the traditional to the contemporary. Adding a new headboard to your bed can truly transform your bedroom, and is ideal for sitting up in bed enjoying a good book and having a cuppa. As well as the range of styles we have a wide selection of colours and fabrics for you to choose from so you really can get something tailored exactly to your tastes. Prefer to have a headboard to match the colour and fabric of your Somnus divan base? No problem, we offer than too!