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AIS LOGOBig Brand Beds visit AIS to review the new bed and mattress ranges from our favourite suppliers including Myers, Relyon, Sealy, Slumberland and Staples.

It’s another early start from Sussex to ensure we are at the AIS showrooms bt 10.00am. The aim of this show is two fold, firstly to address our Dreamworld Collection, to remove poorer performers and develop new stronger models where necessary. Secondly, we have reviewed our exclusive collection and introduced new models to once again strengthen the offer.

We were particularly pleased to see the new range from Myers, who have recently been taken over by the Steinhoff group. The Elara will certainly be a winner, with a double bed (4’6”) with 4 drawers selling for £349. Myers also launched 2 new pocket sprung beds, The Leo 800 Pocket Ortho and the Lynx Pocket 800 Memory. Both are extremely competitively priced, with the Leo starting at £329 for a single bed. The introduction of these means that we will be discontinuing the Pluto Flexistore and the Carnaby Latex at the end of May.

The Relyon range has been particularly successful and there are only minor changes being made. The Juno 2 in 1 guest bed has a slight change of colour, with the oak colour being softened.

Following on from the continued success of our Deeper Sleeper campaign Sealy introduced three new products at the show. The Diamond Backcare complements the highly successful Latex Superior model which  is already a great success. The all new Eclipse Euro top divan set features high comfort levels and Sealy`s unique zoned mattress construction. The final addition to the range is the Backcare Superior divan set. This model is specifically designed for consumers who want a very firm comfort level but without the traditional tufted method so often used for this style of bed.

Slumberland’s collection remains unchanged with the exception of the deletion of the Warwick model. The beds range from the Galaxy Memory with the PostureFLEX spring system to the Contour Supreme with 1600 Pocket Springs,  all with Slumberlands Total-Edge foam encapsulation system which gives the sleeper a greater sleeping surface with outstanding edge support and Slumberland’s Contour-FLOW memory foam which allows air flow through the mattress thus keeping the sleeper cool & fresh.

Our new exclusive Staples Buckingham model features a Dunlopillo Latex pillow top and has all of the quality features you would expect to find from a brand which carries the Royal warrant. With 2000 pocket springs in a king size mattress, 3 row of hand side stitching and a choice of firm edge or sprung edge divan bases it is sure to be a winner.

New to us was the MiBed range of adjustable beds. The MiBed range has a 5 year guarantee and is manufactured to a high specification in the West Midlands. There are over 20 different models that cover all price points. The MiBed mattress range includes memory foam, reflex foam, latex and pocket sprung. Hand side stitched borders with wool and silk are available for the discerning customer. Other special finishes include Aloe Vera, Coolmax, Outlast and Cashmere with most having washable or dry clean zip-off covers to aid health and hygiene. We have already taken delivery of the Alpina into our showroom and this will be followed by others, including the Larissa, an exclusive AIS model, This model has a 1000 count pocket sprung mattress with a Coolmax hypoallergenic cover and a choice of base colour fabrics.

All in all another very worthwhile trip.