Milan, Italy - Hästens, celebrated Swedish craftsmen of sleep since 1852, announces a design collaboration with the Swedish design duo, Bernadotte & Kylberg. The collaboration, in which the Hästens signature blue check has been completely reimagined, consists of the new Appaloosa and Marwari beds, both of which use the construction of the Hästens 2000T bed. This collaboration announced at Salone del Mobile Milan from April 4 – April 9, 2017, marks the first time that the Hästens’ iconic blue check has been reimagined. The collection will be available globally from January 2018.
Throughout the two-year design process, Hästens, along with the designer duo, created two completely new fabrics that bring to life the forward-thinking vision of Bernadotte & Kylberg, while also upholding the supreme comfort and construction of the world renowned beds.
"It is with great pleasure that we announce a ground-breaking and unique design collaboration," said Hästens Chairman and fifth-generation owner Jan Ryde. "We could not have imagined a more suitable partner than Bernadotte & Kylberg to interpret our signature blue check, with a truly innovative and modern performance. Both Appaloosa and Marwari exceeded our expectations and the result pushes the boundaries of what is Hästens classical design."
"We were very excited when we were contacted by Hästens. It felt very tempting to work with such a classic Swedish brand, which also has such a strong graphical expression," said Oscar Kylberg, President of Bernadotte & Kylberg. "For us as designers, it is equally important to the two-dimensional expression in the pattern of the three-dimensional shape of the bed. To interpret such iconic designs was challenging, but exciting, and we are very proud of the result,” concludes Oscar Kylberg.
Appaloosa and Marwari are both built by hand by specially trained craftspeople. Every Hästens bed is handmade with highest quality natural materials in the brand’s own studio in Koping, Sweden. The inspiration behind the Appaloosa and Marwari names come from the horse breeds with the same names, respectively: Appaloosa with its irregularly spotted coat and Marwari, with its rich brown coat.