Five exclusive and unique designs available to buy - with all profits going to Crisis.
This winter, with a burst of creative energy, we have commissioned five contemporary (and brilliant) artists to screen-print a limited edition collection of 20 mattresses. And the best thing? All profits from the sales of 100 mattresses will go to Crisis.
The artists are Camille Walala, Natasha Law, Kate Moross and D*Face who have used their talents to show their support towards tackling the loneliness and isolation associated with being homeless at one of the harshest times of the year. The fifth member of the Simba Collective is street artist Freebeez – a Crisis member artist.
The coveted collection is an arresting mix of rich, vivid and dreamily delicate designs which are available exclusively here.
After some time travelling around Europe, Freebeez settled in London. With few connections, he ended up living in squats across the capital. While he was homeless, Freebeez concentrated on his art. He came by his name in part because he found materials and inspiration for free on the streets. Freebeez would come to the homelessness charity Crisis to draw, paint and especially screen print. He needed a space – both physical and mental – to create his art.
If you've spotted Emporio Armani's new accessories collection or walked around East London (or even New York) at any point over the past few years, the chances are you’ve come across some of Camille Walala’s work. A purveyor of positive digital print, her arresting geometric designs are plastered across walls from Great Eastern Street to Redchurch Street.
a.k.a Dean Stockton, grew up in the Capital and was the owner and curator for the Outside Institute, London's first contemporary art gallery to focus on street art. Since then he’s collaborated with the likes of Christina Aguilera on her album cover of Bionic, took part in Art Wars at the Saatchi Gallery, and was commissioned by Blink-182 for the cover art of their album California.
Award-winning multi-tasking illustrator, art director, director and designer Kate Moross burst on to the creative scene back in 2008 when her love for colour and energetic squiggles caught the eye of anyone and everyone, spawning a host of imitators and propelling her to be one of the most sought after collaborators in the design world.
Best known for her graceful silhouettes which lie on the boundaries between high art and high fashion, Natasha Law is known for her paintings which capture the allure of a subject through tone, colour or contrast. Her portraiture conveys delicacy whilst keeping a distinct contemporary feel.
Is the 100-night sleep trial available for the Art Collective mattresses?
No, as all profits from these mattresses will be going to charity the usual 100-night sleep trial is not available. The customer will only be able to get a refund or exchange if the item has not been opened. The customer’s statutory rights remain unaffected. Our 10 year guarantee is still in place on these mattresses so if the customer does have a fault with their mattress we can exchange or refund as per our usual process.
Are the Art Collective mattresses the same as usual Simba mattresses?
The Art Collective mattress will have the design printed onto a polyester top layer. The printers were unable to recreate the design on the usual sleep cover as they needed a flat surface so the sleep cover will be polyester rather than the usual 4 way stretch fabric.