Ensemblier’s Pret a Dormir is launched with upholstered headboards that take on the status of one-off artworks when combingin unique vintage fabrics with the craftsmanship off using all-natural materials traditional upholstery.
Part of our collection is the Dagda, upholstered in one of the leading figures in Modernist art, John Piper, a creator of abstract textiles that went almost beyond definition. Piper had huge respect for craftsmanship and often worked with stained glass artisans to re-interpret them into poetical and abstract canvasses.
Our Ensemblier-sourced John Piper fabric is a rare art-piece in itself and when used in upholstery, it creates a story to tell, a talking piece, and 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 manufacturing and a seal of longevity.
We offer the consumer to expand their creative boundaries 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.