Cornwall LivingIssue #89
Tidy bed, tidy mind
In September this year parents will have the best excuse to nag messy teenagers, on National Make Your Bed Day!
National Make Your Bed Day, on 11th September, is ideal for encouraging everyone to make their bed, from the early bird who leaves the house at dawn, to the slovenly teenager for whom making the bed seems a daily challenge. According to sleep experts, a perfectly made bed tidies the bedroom, tidies the mind and helps you sleep better.
“The Cornish Bed Company is way ahead in terms of quality. Each bed has its own unique story and is made by local artisans in the heart of Cornwall”
For The Cornish Bed Company, every day is Make Your Bed Day, because the team make the finest metal beds using traditional hand casting techniques, all year round. Located in a 19th century railway depot – formerly used for the transportation of mining minerals – The Cornish Bed Company in Par is steeped in all things Victorian, from the building in which it operates, to the techniques the team use to manufacture their gorgeous beds.
The foundry is one of the last in the county to hand-forge metal beds, and it is about as far from the production line as you can get. Cornish Beds are built to last a lifetime and are instantly recognisable for their unique knuckle fixings, providing them with an industrial, engineered design and durability that sets them apart from their cheaper, mass produced counterparts.
Each design comes with a certificate of authenticity and an individual hallmark, making it an antique of the future – an heirloom to be passed to future generations. So, whether you’re shopping for a day bed, a timeless classic for a country home, or a luxurious four poster, there will be a Cornish Bed that is perfect for your home. Made to measure and available in a wide range of finishes, including brass and nickel; with a statement as bold as a Cornish Bed, make it a masterpiece by keeping it tidy on National Make Your Bed Day.
A number of prestigious Cornish businesses have recognised the unrivalled quality of a Cornish Bed Company bed, including Paul Ainsworth’s Padstow Townhouse, self-catering provider Retreat to Fowey, and interior designer Dynargh Design. As Fiona Randall, owner of Retreat to Fowey puts it: “These beds add a distinctive style to each apartment, and a wow factor appreciated by all the guests that stay with us.”
Fiona continues: “The Cornish Bed Company is way ahead in terms of quality. Each bed has its own unique story and is made by local artisans in the heart of Cornwall.”
Meet the artisans
On 11th September, The Cornish Bed Company is opening its doors to showcase how its beds are made. Gain a fascinating insight into the bed making process, from Kenny who works molten zinc, Andrew who can talk through the process of fettling, to Danny, who skilfully creates antiqued brass. Doors open from 2pm until 4pm.
The Cornish Bed Company
01726 825 182
The Cornish Bed Company is way ahead in terms of quality. Each bed has its own unique story and is made by local artisans in the heart of Cornwall