‘Most Expensive Bed in the World’ Now Sold in Beijing; You’re bound to get a good night’s sleep on this 1.2 million RMB bed, unless you’re footing the bill

‘Most Expensive Bed in the World’ Now Sold in Beijing

09-05 16:27 Caijing

You’re bound to get a good night’s sleep on this 1.2 million RMB bed, unless you’re footing the bill


Ever heard the saying ‘you’re better off putting your money under your mattress’? Well, this probably isn’t exactly what they meant. Still, with China’s luxury product market booming – and, if this launch is anything to go by, bigger than ever – who needs to be frugal? The headline-grabbing ‘Royal State Bed’, priced at 125,000 GBP (1,186,600 RMB), is the latest in a series of models being introduced to the Chinese market by esteemed British brand Savoir Beds. Originally exclusive bed makers for London’s prestigious Savoy Hotel, Savoir has over a century of experience giving its customers a sound night’s sleep.It takes Savoir’s craftsmen over 700 hours to make each bed; including the four-metre high headboard, large canopy and hand stitched trimmings made of silk, cashmere and – apparently – Latin American horse tail.

And, in a touch likely to whip Beijing’s elite consumers into a frenzy, the crests on the headboard are sewn by artisans at the Royal School of Needlework – the same hands behind the lace motifs on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. These guys don’t mess around.

The launch has led some industry experts to note a new trend towards discreet luxury consumption amongst China’s elite – fewer flashy LV bags and more vintage bottles of Bordeaux tucked away in the wine cellar – and a slow maturing of tastes away from gauche indicators of wealth. Although, if you ask us, the fact that the bed is being billed as ‘the world’s most expensive’ detracts from said maturity just a touch.

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