Source: The Grand Vividus mattress is handcrafted in Sweden taking over 600 hours to complete. And, with an eyewatering price tag of $540,000, it's not for the fainthearted.

A Superior Slumber: The Best Mattresses Money Can Buy

We are all seeking a superior nights sleep – a refreshing rest that allows us to recover and recoup. So who can resist the feeling of laying your head on a premium luxury mattress at the end of a long day?

It’s no wonder people are prepared to pay a small fortune for a wonderful slumber. From a mattress owned by Swedish royalty to a floating masterpiece worth almost A$2.2 million, here are some of the most expensive mattresses in the world.

Magnetic Floating Bed

Price: Almost A$2.2 million

This modern mattress creation hovers approximately 16 inches off the ground suspended by a magnetic system. Designed by Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars, the mattress is inspired by the Monolith from Kubrick’s movie 2001 A Space Odyssey. Janjaap spent seven years developing the magnetic support system that aims to defy standard architecture dictated by gravity.

No matter where you live, all architecture is dictated by gravity. I wondered whether you could make an object, a building or a piece of furniture where this is not the case — where another power dictates the image.

Janjaap Ruijssenaars

For almost A$2.2Million, experience the feeling of sleeping in the clouds.

The Grand Vividus

Price: A$540,000

In collaboration with luxury interior designer Ferris Rafauli, luxury bed maker Hästens’s Grand Vividus is a luxury work of art for the bedroom. Described as the ‘world’s most luxurious bed,’ The Grand Vividus is handcrafted in Sweden taking over 600 hours to complete. The beautiful upholstery features horsehair, cotton, unbuckle, and brass details plus Swedish pine for the frame. The unique woven fabric designed by Ferris Rafauli is based on Hästens’ iconic horse insignia originally created in 1917. It’s no surprise the high quality mattress commands over half a million dollars and has famous owners such as the Swedish Royals and rapper Drake.

The Vividus

Price: over A$200,000

This magnificent mattress uses all natural materials like cotton, horsetail hair, flax, pine, wool and features an intricate pocket spring system to mitigate midnight creaks. With expert craftsmanship spending 240 to complete each bed – each mattress is custom created to each client. The only way to purchase one is to undergo a ‘bed test’ in store with an assigned sleep coach measuring sleeping patterns, bed requirements and previous injuries.

Vispring Diamond Majesty

Price: A$55,000 – A$95,000

The renowned British heritage brand Vispring creates bespoke high quality mattresses for all types of sleeping positions. Its flagship, the Diamond Majesty is a three layer hand-nested calico pocket spring construction made with 3996 springs. It’s hand-filled with the finest natural materials: loose British horsetail hair, Shetland wool blended with cashmere, silk and bamboo as well as exclusive Royal Alpaca fleece wool, Shetland fleece wool and organic cotton. Offering unparalleled comfort, the luxury mattress also features gold and silver details and a hand embroidered British flag.

The Palais Royal by Kluft

Price: A$54,000 – A$81,000

The American luxury mattress manufacturer uses only the finest materials and expert craftsmanship. It’s Palais Royal is the top of the line mattress featuring 10 layers of mohair, silk, cashmere, and wool straight from New Zealand. The traditional innerspring technology is surrounded by hand-sewn cotton to prevent any spring noise and each hand-stitched mattress can be completely customised to suit each client.

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