Like many people I have a wish list of those ultimate investment purchases and luxury items that I would one day love to have in my home if money were no object. When it comes to the bedroom, then along with a walk in wardrobe, a Hästens bed comes top of that list.
A little while ago I vsited their Chelsea showroom where I was lucky enough to try out a wide range of their beds. Although you can perhaps only fully judge a mattress by sleeping on it, this brief taster alone was enough to induce something of a Princess and the Pea moment in me when I returned home that evening and slumped into my own (perfectly adequate but considerably less luxurious) bed.
Let's make no pretence about it, this is an aspirational product. You could probably pick up a decent car for the price of the beds at the upper end of the Hästens range, the pinnacle of which is the Vividus - a contender for the title of 'world's most luxurious bed'?
So what do you get in return for splashing out such an eye watering sum of money in return for the perfect night's sleep?