Daniel Heer’s workshop for horsehair mattresses is located in a typical Berlin fin de siècle apartment. Right within the workshop, facing a quiet garden, is the Schöneberger Zimmer, a room with two beds that are covered in fine linen. Here, visitors can recline on a horsehair mattress or take a test sleep on it for an entire night, as in a hotel. The guiding idea is that a mattress is in closer and more prolonged contact with our body than almost anything else. A horsehair mattress is so durable that it can be used for a lifetime, and even passed on to the next generation.
A one-of-a-kind piece by Daniel Heer is always perfectly customized according to preference and need. The decision to acquire such a personal and lasting product should be made with deliberation and joy. The Schöneberger Zimmer and the workshop of Daniel Heer are unhurried places, where there is enough space and time to truly experience all aspects of a horsehair mattress, as well as a new culture of sleep. Here buyers become guests. They can look over Daniel Heer’s shoulder as he works. They can examine a mattress from all sides, touch and lie and fall asleep on one. And once they have chosen a filling, upholstery, size, and shape, they can begin a joyously rewarding, lifelong relationship with a new horsehair mattress of their own.
To arrange a test-sleep session at the workshop, or for enquiring about the development of larger scale, space-specific mattress concepts please use the contact information below.