A good mattress is always a solid investment, but musician Drake has dialled things up to a hundred as the proud owner of a $390k Grand Vividus mattress.
The mattress was conceived by his interior designer and architect Ferris Rafauli in conjunction with luxury mattress makers Hästens.
Drake showed off his immense 50k square foot mansion in the April issue of Architectural Digest, which was full of extravagant details including a closet full of Birkin bags for his future partner, a basketball court suited to NBA specifications and a grand piano customized by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
Photos of his 3,200 square foot bedroom were also shared and while the mattress couldn’t be seen underneath the layers of Alexander McQueen bedding, it remains one of the most notable details of the house.
According to Vice, the expensive mattress takes four master craftsmen 600 hours to create in Sweden and involves installing a complex spring system designed to make you “feel like you’re floating”, shagreen leather and brass details and a custom monogrammed fabric.
It also features a chequered leather base and comes in either black or blue and white.
Only ten Grand Vividus mattresses have reportedly been made. A classic Hästens mattress typically goes for $190,000, $200,000 less than Drake’s.
With Architectural Digest commenting at the time that it costs ‘more than many people’s homes’, Drake said of his bed, “The bed lets you float.”
Hästens’ shop owner Linus Adolfsson told Vice, “The springs are like… just imagine that you’re a huge rock star and you stage dive into the crowd.”
“If you’re in an arena and everyone reaches up to catch you, you feel like you’re floating, and you don’t feel each individual hand,” he continued.
Drake said his bedroom (with its covered terrace) was his favourite spot in the house, adding, “The bedroom is where I come to decompress from the world at the end of the night and where I open my eyes to seize the day.”
Drake lives in Toronto and said of ‘Drake Manor’ that he “wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years.” He continued, “I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel. It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong.”