Sunday 30 April 2017

Giant bed is fit for a Russian tsar

The huge bed made for a mystery customer from Moscow by Ipswich-based Titchmarsh and Goodwin
The huge bed made for a mystery customer from Moscow by Ipswich-based Titchmarsh and Goodwin

Forget king-sized - this giant bed is fit for a Russian tsar.

A furniture manufacturer has produced the 9.8ft long, 9.2ft wide creation for a mystery customer.

It is almost three times the size of a normal bed and the makers believe it could be the biggest in the world.

Designer Jamie Cooper, from Ipswich-based Titchmarsh & Goodwin, said he was "extremely proud" of the Moscow-bound oak bed.

He said: "It wouldn't fit in my house and it's the biggest thing I've ever designed. I haven't heard of anyone making anything bigger.

"I have seen a sketch of the room it's destined for and it's more like a barn than a bedroom."

Another company, Sleeping Partners of Framlingham, Suffolk, produced two huge specially-commissioned mattresses for the customer.

Mr Cooper was tight-lipped about the identity of the customer but said it is not the first time the Russian client has requested oversize furniture.

He said: "We have made a 24-seater dining table and drinks cabinets that are just massive.

"Russian clients seem to love traditional English designs and are turning to the real high quality we produce."

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