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What Exactly Is Drake’s $400,000 Mattress Made Of?

written by / June 19, 2021
The Grand Vividus Mattress

Fans were left dumbfounded after the Canadian rapper Drake opened the doors to his Toronto mansion for the Architectural Digest magazine.

Yet, it was not the 50,000-square-foot “palace” filled with designer furniture that took readers by surprise, nor the bespoke Bösendorfer concert piano. Instead, it was his ridiculously expensive mattress — $395,000, to be exact.

So, what could possibly make Drake’s mattress worth that much? And how does the Grand Vividus (as it’s called) compare to the best mattresses on the “regular” market?


For starters, the Swedish manufacturer Hästens that is responsible for making this bed has a crafting legacy spanning six generations and is the official mattress provider for the Swedish Royal Court

The Grand Vividus — like all their luxurious mattresses — is entirely hand-made, with some 600 working hours put into it.

However, there are other brands out there, such as WinkBeds, that also feature hand-crafted mattresses, albeit at more down-to-earth prices.

So, what gives?

Simply put…

The Materials Used

Drake’s mattress features 100% natural materials, such as high-quality wool and cotton. Still, the main culprits behind this astronomical price tag are three luxurious additions — horsehair, stingray skin, and bronze-accented leather.

In fact, stingray leather is 25 times more durable than cowhide! Meaning, the mattress can potentially last for up to a century! The horsehair layers, on the other hand, provide unmatched breathability and comfort.

The Design

Another thing that makes Drake’s mattress unique and fit for royalty is its unique design. It was custom-made for Drake by Ferris Rafauli — an iconic, award-winning luxury home designer.

Impeccable Service 

Luckily, Hästens offered Drake a 25-year warranty that includes a free-of-charge flipping of the mattress, which is a real bargain considering it weighs almost a tonne.

The Overall Feel of the Mattress

As per Drake’s own words, the mattress lets him “float” — this is due to the sizeable number of coils. Consequently, “decompressing from the world,” as Drake describes, is obviously easier in such opulence.

And although Drake didn’t make it on our bizarre sleeping habits of historically famous people list, he does have a unique (and weird) fascination for beds. Funnily enough, he’s not the only one! Namely, Hästens counts ten more customers on their waiting list who are impatient to lay their hands on a Grand Vividus mattress.

Marija Kovachevska is a content writer at, Biochemist and Activist. After obtaining her BSc in Biochemistry and Physiology she changed her microscope for content research tools and continued researching in the fields of Medicine, Biology, and Communication. Her insatiable curiosity flare drove her to become a “content scientist writer” as she likes to say. Reality fascinates her and facts and statistics are a must-have feature in her articles. Fluent in English and French, she is a volunteer and communication associate for several non-profit organizations. French culture and handcrafting are her passion, but in her free time, she indulges in long walks and traveling, or as she likes to say “experiencing the inexperienced.”

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