Ensemblier’s Pret a Dormir launches with upholstered headboards that take on the status of one-off artworks when combining unique vintage fabrics with craftsmanship using all-natural materials.
Part of our collection is the Dagda, upholstered in one of the leading figures in Modernist art, John Piper, a creator of abstract textiles who went almost beyond definition. Piper had huge respect for craftsmanship and often worked with stained glass artisans to re-interpret them into poetic and abstract canvasses.
Our Ensemblier-sourced John Piper 'Stones of Bath' fabric is a rare art collection piece in itself, one that sits in the archives of the V&A museum. When employed in upholstery, it creates a story to tell, a talking piece combined with our British craftsmanship, a piece with longevity within a home that values an eye for design and natural living. The back of each frame has a numbered brass plate marking its production journey and maker, signalling the quality of Ensemblier's craft and a seal of longevity made to last beyond a lifetime.
We offer the consumer to expand their creative boundaries in our new collection by covering either a vintage fabric sent to us or an Ensemblier-sourced vintage piece with a consultation. Alongside the chosen vintage fabric comes various details to choose from, such as brass studs, elaborate trimmings, or a plain edge or pipe. Each headboard is uniquely crafted using raw materials such as organic British wool, hessian webbing, upholstery horsehair, and GOTS cotton lining.
Fabric: Ensemblier-sourced John Piper 'Stones of Bath' fabric for Arthur Sanderson & Sons c.1960
Detail: Plain border edge
Size: UK Super King headboard (180cm wide x 120cm high)
Composition of raw materials:
- Handmade beech frame
- Hessian webbed exposed frame
- Black cattle tail on hessian
- Organic British needled wool
- GOTS cotton lining
Fixing: Our headboards come as standard with wooden batons on the back of the frame, ready to unscrew and fix on the wall for a flush headboard fitting.