Daniel Heer

Daniel Heer

The craft of making Rosshaarmatratzen, horsehair mattresses, has been in Swiss artisan Daniel Heer’s family since 1907, when his great-grandfather Benedikt Heer opened a saddlery in Lucerne, Switzerland. Along with saddle making, over the years the family’s name came to stand for genuine horsehair mattresses: the essential Swiss bedding, which at the time was becoming popular with growing demand from the country’s hotel industry.

Four generations on, continuing the tradition passed down to him from his father, Daniel Heer is still making the original horsehair mattresses at Manufaktur HEER in Berlin. Through the application of sustainable materials and modern design sensibility, Heer has also made his family’s heirloom craftsmanship his own with lines of genuine leatherworks and bespoke horsehair mattresses.

www.danielheer.com

5. October 2013
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