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drsmithy 23.02.2008 18:36

Where to buy an "Ensemble" style bed ?
 
We went shopping for furniture today, in preparation for moving into our permanent place next week, but were very disappointed to discover that the only beds that seem to be available are those using a frame and slats (of various different designs) with a non-innerspring mattress.

Neither of us like this style of bed. We find them noisy, fragile (heck, one of the beds we sat down on in PFister today collapsed out from under us because something gave way in the frame or slats :eek:) and almost always too low to the ground (relatively unimportant to me, but my wife likes the top of the mattress to be close to a metre off the ground).

Is there anywhere in Zurich/Switzerland/nearby countries that sells the "Ensemble" style of bed that has a "base" with an innerspring mattress on it ? Ideally King size, but a Queen will also be ok.

For people who don't know what I'm talking about, there's a picture of the style of bed I mean on this page (randomly pulled off a google search). I'm not sure if there's a more "international" name, but that's what they're called in Australia.

CS

miniMia 23.02.2008 19:16

Re: Where to buy an "Ensemble" style bed ?
 
There is some threads with info on this already, here & here.

I know there is a dealer in Zurich that sells the Dux beds.

Mrs. Doolittle 24.02.2008 00:54

Re: Where to buy an "Ensemble" style bed ?
 
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Originally Posted by drsmithy (Post 178237)
We went shopping for furniture today, in preparation for moving into our permanent place next week, but were very disappointed to discover that the only beds that seem to be available are those using a frame and slats (of various different designs) with a non-innerspring mattress.

Neither of us like this style of bed. We find them noisy, fragile (heck, one of the beds we sat down on in PFister today collapsed out from under us because something gave way in the frame or slats :eek:) and almost always too low to the ground (relatively unimportant to me, but my wife likes the top of the mattress to be close to a metre off the ground).

Sorry to hear about your unpleasant shopping experience. I have no idea what your budget is but a good bed is not cheap. In your search have you come across this product? http://www.huesler-nest.ch/ They have information in English on the website.

It uses a slat system but probably unlike anything you have seen. You do not need to buy a bed frame from them. Their frames tend to be low. Their product will fit into the standard size bed frames.

There is a dealer located near me and this is the ONLY bed he sells. If the customer buys a bed from him and is not satisfied, he takes it back. (I think within 3 months). It really is worth taking a look at if it is within your budget.

drsmithy 24.02.2008 01:00

Re: Where to buy an "Ensemble" style bed ?
 
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Originally Posted by miniMia (Post 178252)
There is some threads with info on this already, here & here.

Thanks muchly. Some good leads in those threads.

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I know there is a dealer in Zurich that sells the Dux beds.
These beds sound great, but also like they're VERY expensive.

Mrs. Doolittle 24.02.2008 01:06

Re: Where to buy an "Ensemble" style bed ?
 
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Originally Posted by drsmithy (Post 178369)
These beds sound great, but also like they're VERY expensive.


How much is a the biggest bed in Swiss francs?

drsmithy 24.02.2008 02:01

Re: Where to buy an "Ensemble" style bed ?
 
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Doolittle (Post 178367)
Sorry to hear about your unpleasant shopping experience. I have no idea what your budget is but a good bed is not cheap. In your search have you come across this product? http://www.huesler-nest.ch/ They have information in English on the website.

Thanks, I'll have a look.

I'm willing to go up to a couple of thousand CHF. One thing I've learnt over the years is that a good bed is well and truly worth paying for, given that you spend about 1/3 of your life in it. However, I do have to trade that off against us only being here for a couple of years.

The main reason we don't like slat-based beds is because they've always seemed fragile. Both my wife and I are fairly big people (I'm 6'1 and about 110kg) and the times we've slept in slat beds, they've always made alarming creaking (and sometimes cracking) noises - and that's not doing anything more energetic than getting in and out, and rolling over ;)).

Mrs. Doolittle 24.02.2008 02:23

Re: Where to buy an "Ensemble" style bed ?
 
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Originally Posted by drsmithy (Post 178375)
I'm willing to go up to a couple of thousand CHF.

Then Huesler Nest is definitely out of the question.

The only other product we were "happy" with was the Happy Systems slats and air mattress. Not sure what they sell for now but the mattress is very thick and it feels more like a spring/coil mattress.

The mattress is sold with a remote so you can adjust the mattress firmness. The slats are quite flexible, not rigid.

miniMia 29.02.2008 14:33

Re: Where to buy an "Ensemble" style bed ?
 
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Doolittle (Post 178371)
How much is a the biggest bed in Swiss francs?

Quote:

Originally Posted by drsmithy (Post 178369)
These beds sound great, but also like they're VERY expensive.

Oh. i just wrote an essay on beds & then it disappeared! :(

Anyway, the Dux beds are very expensive. But they often have discounts applied off the list price, except on special order beds, like the ones over the standard 180x200. It doesn't hurt to go check out what they have, especially if you really want this type of bed. There aren't so many around. This store lists prices. I don't speak German so I don't know what each piece listed is.
Jutzi+Thomet

Another good bed is the Flou bed, but it's not the type you are looking for. It's a slat system but their mattresses are lovely and the structure seems really solid. They are around 5-7,000 for the whole system. (more or less depending on the model, size, type of mattress, etc). They are less expensive if you don't get the type that lifts up so you can use the underneath space for storage.
Flou Beds


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