The Bedstretch PillowShelf Story
We created the first PillowShelf in 2013. Martin absolutely hates his toes hanging off the end of a bed, to the extent that he will wake up throughout the night if that’s the case. Kris dislikes the weight of the duvet dragging across her feet as they near the end of the bed.
When we first got together we bought a big superking divan bed, but by the time we allowed for the space above our heads on the pillow and the few inches taken up by the headboard, Martin could feel the edge of the mattress and his feet would work their way down and off the mattress during the night. After a few weeks of keeping Kris awake, we came up with the idea of creating a shelf to support the top of the pillow which would allow us to sleep higher up the bed.
This truly simple solution meant that we kept the same bed and all the same bedding (no need for additional new expensive sheets and duvet covers). Nothing else changed – and now we have a massive seven foot long sleeping space. It was such a simple solution and we thought no more of it until a tall friend stayed at our house and mentioned what a fantastic and unique idea it was.
Where We Are Now
We have taken the PillowShelf through several design changes and upgrades during our journey to date. The current version which is now in production provides six sizes for all standard bed widths in five standard colours. We also have a bespoke version for hospitality groups ordering in larger numbers, and can even provide a 9” version for the exceptionally tall, normally customers over 6’8”.
We continue to look at ways to move forward with our product following the latest innovations in design durability and sustainability and we will be listening to you, our customers, so any ideas or comments you may have will be gratefully received and can be forwarded to email@example.com.