China’s luxury market has been booming, and the stupidly-excessive-and-gaudy market is always close behind, with its snow polo, doggie-facelifts, and now the Million Yuan Bed.
Last week the British luxury brand Savoir Beds launched the limited edition “Savoir Royal State Bed” in Beijing. Priced at 1,186,600 yuan, you’re bound to get a good night’s sleep on the world’s most expensive bed, or at least be a bit more comfortable than if you were only sleeping on a pile of money.
The Savoir Royal State Bed is inspired by the beds of British monarchs from the 17th and 18th centuries, The Irish Times reports.
It takes Savoir’s craftsmen over 700 hours to make each bed, including the four-meter high headboard that supports a scalloped canopy, the red-dyed silk/cashmere drapes, and a a crest sewn by artisans of the Royal School of Needlework in London, who designed the lace motifs on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.
Savoir Beds’ Beijing manager Peter Liu says:
“Of course it’s a massive amount of money and it will only appeal to the very lucky and very wealthy,”
“Furthermore, you spend a third of your life in bed so why not spend it as comfortably as possible? It’s an investment that pays off every morning of your life.”
Originally exclusive bed makers for London’s prestigious Savoy Hotel, Savoir has over a century of experience, satisfying celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey and Elton John, all of whom had tried sleeping on gigantic piles of money before making the switch to a Savoir.
By Sam Canpadee
[Image Via: The Irish Times]