Our materials

our materials

When building beds, as with life in general, there can be no shortcuts. In order for our craftsmen to build the best beds possible they need to work with the very best materials. From our century and a half of working with and supplying high quality wood, with nearly one hundred years of that time with the bedroom in focus, we have time and time again come to the see that the original philosophy of Mattsons still holds true today and represents something that will never be outdated.

Lambswool and Tokowool

Wool is a fascinating material that acts as a warm layer in cold weather and cools your body down when you are feeling warm. In other words, wool is a performance material of nature and is also inflammable. Wool is nature’s miracle that is a performance material making an ideal partner for horsetail hair and cotton. An optimal bed climate is enabled by the use of pure wool, which functions as a makeshift climate regulator of your bed.

For a very long time, wool has been a renowned material for its capability to remain warm in cold and vice versa. Using wool, one can sleep comfortably at an optimal temperature and remain dry. The wool fiber has been structured in a way that enables large volumes of air to position themselves in between the fibers, therefore offering impeccable insulation properties while making it flexible, elastic, and resilient. Moreover, about 30 percent of the wool’s weight in water can be absorbed by the material, without becoming wet.

Tokowool is a special blend of extra resilient, high-loft wools carefully crafted from selected sheep, that graze free-range in the beautiful New Zealand landscape, working in harmony with nature we have created this unique fiber blend. Toko in New Zealand Maori can be interpreted as "begin to move, to spring up", It is a word that encapsulates optimism and vitality. Developed especially for high-loft materials Tokowool is perfect for high-performance fillings and textiles. Tokowool has inherent properties that are literally grown in the fleece, the fiber is simply as it was formed by selecting the sheep with the most resilient, hardy and buoyant wool that we could find. No chemical, or mechanical manipulation is needed for Tokowool's superior performance.

Tokowool is created solely by nature, we have simply used the purest air, the freshest water, the cleanest soils and very special breeds of sheep to produce long lasting and exceptional high-loft wool. Tokowool is a 100% natural process, making it much more carbon efficient than similar high-bulk products.

Wools of New Zealand farms are on average 16 times larger than UK farms, this is just one reason how New Zealand farms are 28% more carbon efficient including the transport to Europe. Our testing shows that Tokowool has amazing bulk, as much as 50% more bulk than standard strong wools without any artificial manipulation.

Find out more here: https://www.woolsnz.com/our-story/

Organic Cotton

The ideal material to complement horsehair is cotton, which enables the entire body to breathe without any hassles. The material is popular for being soft and strong. It is safe to assume that this material is one of the softest ones offered by nature and is popular for providing comfort and breathability. With Mattsons soft cotton, the air is facilitated to circulate around the wearer’s body, thereby ensuring that they remain dry and comfortable and enjoy a good sleep without any hassles. Consequently, you can enjoy longer, unperturbed sleep.

Every individual uses their lungs as well as their skin to breathe, as our skins have over 7 million pores that breathe and eliminate toxins. In order to remain dry and comfortable, sleeping on a bed that breathes properly and circulates air around your body is integral.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed by leading standard setters to define world-wide recognized requirements for organic textiles. From the harvesting of the raw materials, environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing to labeling, textiles certified to GOTS provide a credible assurance to the consumer.

Fine Spun Horsehair

When it comes to creating a good bed, very few materials are comparable to horsehair. Each curled strand of horsehair can operate as a small spring, thereby improving the functioning of our internal spring systems. Therefore, this offers support and pliability. Moreover, when one uses horsehair, they are also opting for the in-built, effective ventilation system.

Horsehairs function like miniature airways: each strand is a hollow tube that comes with a microscopic capillary action, eliminating moisture and accepting fresh air. Interestingly, its drying property is so prominent that soaking a strand in water and shaking it removes water almost instantaneously. In Mattsons bed, there are countless natural micro springs that channel away moisture and excess heat from your body, so you can enjoy a comfortable sleep.

Coir Fiber

The coconut fiber, also known as coir, comes from the inner husk of coconuts and for that reason dust mite resistant. Also as they are very suitable for people suffering from allergies. The thickness of coconut coir is very important. If the thickness of the fiber is very less it doesn’t provide the required firmness for stability in our beds. At Mattsons Beds we use the coconut material for a straight and firm edge of the mattress.


At Mattson, the incorporation of slow-grown Swedish pine makes it solid. The bed becomes stable and strong, therefore providing unparalleled quality that is synonymous with reassurance. The wooden frames of Mattsons make each bed stable and strong, as they are made of Pine trees from Sweden’s northern forests, which are chosen carefully. These trees grow at a slow pace, which improves their robustness. We value quality as well as environmental responsibility.

We take into consideration the way each pine grows and every forest regenerates due to our passion for nature. In a Mattson bed as well as headboards, every wooden frame is FSC-certified. In simple words, they can be traced back to their origin and they are created using pine that is harvested using methods to maintain the biodiversity of the forest, along with its productivity and ecological processes. All our bed frames come with a 25-year warranty.


The Mattsons springs provide support and relieve pressure, without making a sound while aligning your body in an optimal position. The springs are scientifically robust mechanisms that form an integral part of the bed. We provide springs of top-notch quality which are manufactured in Sweden.

Each Mattsons bed comes with at least two spring systems working in tandem. The springs that are soft and flexible, making the bed soft, coupled with springs that are firm, which are situated below to provide robust support. As these spring systems work together, the bed aligns with your body’s shape to provide maximum support and relaxation. The springs used in our beds come with a 25-year warranty.

Bespoke Atelier

The vision behind the bespoke atelier is for us to be able to cater to all requests and help our clients to find the exact right look through a vast amount of fabric choices, shapes, legs, stitching options and headboards, just to mention a few of the many inspiring bespoke elements available. The result? The perfect bed. Both when it comes to design, look and feel. Bespoke. Your way.

"At Mattsons, the vision is for the customer to a great extent be able to determine the look and style that best suits their home, their personality. From eccentric cool to classic elegance. Your choice. After all, it is your bedroom."

Anders Mattson – Owner, 5th generation

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