Who owns the world’s most expensive beds?

December 9, 2020 3 mins read
Who owns the world’s most expensive beds?

If you ask Drake and Kimye, there’s nothing money can’t buy, including a good night’s sleep.

We spend a third of our lives in bed and the importance of sleep can’t be stressed enough. Getting at least 7-9 hours of sleep refreshes your body and recharges your mind. Sleeping well sets you up to concentrate better, to be more emotionally balanced (hello, good mood), and boosts your system.

To guarantee a blissful day ahead, a good bed can make all the difference. From your pillows and mattress to the choice of your bedding, it all adds up to quality sleep. But how much are you willing to spend on a bed?

For Drake, Queen Elizabeth, Kanye and Kim, and a mysterious Italian businessman, there’s no limit to how much they’re willing to invest in their rest. So let’s go under the covers to find out what makes their beds so special.

Baldacchino Supreme

Created by Stuart Hughes together with HEBANON by Fratelli Basile Interiors of Nocera Superiore Italy, the Baldacchino Supreme goes for a cosy £4,7m. The bed boasts 24ct gold, diamonds, python skin and Italian silk. There are only two ever to be created. One owner is an anonymous Italian businessman. The other bed is yet to be sold.

Grand Vividus

For $395,000 (£293,000), Drake gets to recline on a Grand Vividus bed (pictured) made by Swedish luxury bed manufacturer Hästens. Co-created by renowned designer Ferris Rafauli, the ‘Berkin Bag of beds’ is hand-sewn with fine horsehair and cotton.

To buy the bed, you must go undergo a sleep test with a sleep coach to find the perfect fit for your sleep position and needs. Hästens will then have the bed delivered with specialists who will massage the mattress so it is free from lumps before you lay your head down.

Savoir Beds

At £125,000, the Queen’s bed at Buckingham Palace is certainly fit for royalty. Created by British mattress makers, Savoir Beds, the Royal State Bed is one of only 60 editions. It is said that for Queen Elizabeth, Savoir procured the Royal School of Needlework based at Hampton Court Palace to engrave the royal family’s crest on the bed’s headboard.

Why is this bed so special? It took over 700 hours to make using Latin American horsetail, Mongolian cashmere, and 1,600 miles of silk thread from Suffolk.

Kim and Kanye West are also the owners of not one, but six Savoir Beds, which reportedly set them back a cool £750,000. Other A-list Savoir sleepers include Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Elton John, and Oprah Winfrey.

We breakdown how many hours it takes to make each bed and of course, what gives it that X-factor.

Who owns it Type of bed Hours What makes it special Cost
Anonymous Italian businessman Baldacchino Supreme 1008 Made out of 107kg of 24ct gold, chestnut wood and diamonds. Only 2 ever made. £4,7m
Drake Grand Vividus 600 The headboard is accented with an antique mirror and channel-tufted leather, complete with a whiskey and­champagne bar on the reverse side. It is created to last 50 to 100 years. £293,000
Kimye, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Elton John and Oprah Winfrey. Savoir No 1 605 Made from Latin American horsetail, and Mongolian cashmere. £46,000
Queen Elizabeth Royal State Bed 700 Only 60 editions made £125,000