What Exactly Is Drake’s $400,000 Mattress Made Of?
written by/ June 19, 2021
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?
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.
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.
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.