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Dante’s Bed – King Size

Available now, an extra long (UK) king size Dante bed. Complete with upholstered headboard in antique French Kelsch cloth, the box spring covered in ripstop fabric from Howe at 36 Bourne Street and a wonderfully luxurious bespoke made mattress.
Curtains not included

“The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream.”
Poet and father of modern Italy, Dante Alighieri

A dream like balance of elegance and strength, grandeur and simplicity, our hand-forged wrought iron Dante bed conceals a truly complex mastery of material and skills that took time and determination to track down. The first Dante bed took three years for us to create and left some of the best blacksmiths across the country scratching their beards. But, as Dante scribes in his Divine Comedy, “the more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and pain.”
Material: Distinct from other commonly used modern iron alloys, true wrought iron is heated in a forge, then, whilst still hot and malleable, it is beaten and shaped by hand, a process that is repeated until the desired shape of the piece is achieved. This highly skilled process gives the metal a beautiful texture with visible layers, rather like filo pastry, a tensile strength contrary to the brittleness of cast iron, and a softness of appearance unlike steel. Iron wrought in this way won’t fracture and is ductile enough to be drawn out into the long and tapered octagonal posts of this masterful bed.

Craftsmanship: Hand-forged by one of a few blacksmiths still able to work in this way, each of the octagonal posts must be kept hot from top to bottom whilst the facets are hammered along the length of the posts which taper elegantly to a spike at the top, upon which slip the canopy rails. The shape and uniformity of each of the posts is achieved purely by the skilled hand and eye of the blacksmith. Each piece of iron wrought by hand in this traditional way is unique, and a skill that has been used for making furniture and works of art since the 8th century BC.

The beautifully fine frame is a breeze to transport and assemble, and a joy to dress – your choice of fabrics for the headboard and curtains can be completely transformative.


Max Length: 2300mm
Max Width: 1530mm
Max Height: 2360mm
Canopy Height: 2260mm

Item code: HB900394

Price: £19,899.60 (inc VAT)