Fit for a Queen - Staples Beds to go to Buckingham Palace
Staples & Co are to participate in this year’s Coronation Festival in Buckingham Palace Gardens alongside over 200 other companies granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment from 11th-14th July 2013.
The Coronation Festival is a unique event which forms part of the celebrations in the 60th anniversary year of The Queen’s Coronation, and is the first time that Royal Warrant holders have been united in an event of this scale.
The Festival is a four-day event celebrating innovation, industry and excellence and will promote the very best of UK PLC, both nationally and internationall, as a thriving destination for business, investment and tourism.
Staples Beds will have a bespoke prescence in the Homes & Gardens section of the festival, demonstrating their long tradition of quality craftsmanship and showcasing their time as a Royal Warrant holder.
Paul Francis, Country Manager, said; “we are honoured to be invited to such a prestigious event in wonderful surroundings such as the Buckingham Palace Gardens. We strive to stay loyal to our heritage and are looking forward to bringing our quality products back to their city of origin.”
Staples plan on unveiling a show-stopping one-off product at the show, combining the very best fillings, fabrics and craftmanship.
The History of Staples’ Royal Warrant
On October 26, 1915, when visiting his troops in France, King George V fell victim to an unfortunate accident: his horse, excited by the cheering crowds lining the streets, reared and fell, causing severe straining to the King's back
On his return to England, the King was advised by his physicians to sleep on a Staples bed - the unique construction of which had already demonstrated its superiority in maintaining correct spinal support, which we now recognize as being an essential ingredient in healthy, restful sleep. The fact that written permission had been given to the state that the bed had "given satisfaction" to the King was used in all literature and advertisements by the Company. In the ensuing years similar beds were supplied to several of the Royal residences.
In 1932 a Royal Appointment was granted by King George and has been graciously renewed by each successive monarch including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Staples beds played their part in British history. During the World War II speciality Staples beds were required, including one for the Prime Minister Winston Churchill for whom a sound night’s sleep was essential; later a similar model was ordered for his home at Chartwell.
Another “special” order which was executed in 1943 was for a feather weight bed to fit in the aircraft of Air Marshal Cunningham and similar equipment was used in a Dakota for Sir Sholto Douglas and General Montgomery.
After the war, one of Company’s first orders was for a bedstead and mattress for H.M. King George VI, for whom Staples had first made a bed in 1929 when he was still Prince George. Several replicas were later ordered for the Royal residences.
In the last 5 years Staples have been an active supplier to Royal Households and have procured natural fillings from organic British farms including His Royal Highness Prince Charles’ organic Duchy Home Farm.
Staples continues to be one of the key manufacturers of quality, handmade beds in the UK with a long tradition of craftsmanship