Pivotal to our initial of 'good design' of elegant, thoughtful proportions of each of our headboards is to support highly skilled craftsmen using traditional methods with natural and sustainable materials, custom-made to our client's requirements. Inspiration for our headboards is sought from a medley of places, from references in the V&A library, to picture frames and settees.
Our core Ensemblier headboards have frames of solid beech, dowel-jointed, made either "wall-hung" with a mattress slip or "to the floor". Being of frame construction rather than board with a foam interior as so many of our competitors are, the frames are traditionally webbed with materials including rubberised horsehair, organic cotton bump, British wool and calico. Our headboards are designed and manufactured to last beyond a lifetime, in that they can be recovered, and will not crumble in 8 years, like the toxic chemicals of foam. All our headboards carry an embossed and numbered Ensemblier brass tag, to ensure authenticity, and are encased in a protective calico travel bag for storage and transportation.
We have also been prototyping VOC-free plywood frames for a more 'off-the-peg' range to offer consumers the option of buying an Ensemblier headboard at a lower price point.
In addition to our own designs, we additionally collaborate within our industry, working with outstanding designers in royalty schemes to acknowledge their designs. As we understand the research and study taken to produce unusual and striking designs, we are proud to collaborate with Kitesgrove, Rita Konig & Joanna Plant in producing their concepts.
A note on unique designs - we take our intellectual property incredibly seriously and will actively pursue any infringements of this.