Horsehair

Horsehair

“Those who don’t notice they’ve slept poorly, sleep well” , said Publilius Syruz in ancient Rome. When people who have discovered the horsehair mattress talk about the quality of their sleep, seldom do they omit the word “safety”. It is a new, or perhaps rediscovered, feeling of security in sleep–evoked by an extraordinary material. The spiral structure of horsehair fibres is permeable to air, provides thermal insulation, and regulates moisture. There is nothing in horsehair that disturbs the body (not even for those with allergies), and everything to offer comfort and sound sleep.

Daniel Heer uses pure horsetail hair, naturally black and extra long. Softer, naturally blond oxtail hair is also an option upon request. Just like his great-grandfather, he sources the hair from the Toggenburger horsehair spinnery, founded in 1843 in the Swiss town of Marthalen. The horsehair filling is then covered with untreated sheep’s wool from France. This certified ”Laines de France“ is sourced from sheep that graze year-round under the open skies of Provence. Their wool is known for its elastic volume-expansion and, just like horsehair, has outstanding temperature regulation qualities.

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