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Bed Essential: Contemporary and sustainable

The Auping Essential is a real designer bed, designed by the Berlin design duo Köhler&Wilms. This contemporary bed model suits each and every interior, thanks to the different colour and style options. Plenty of effort was taken to ensure that you can enjoy it for years to come. In addition the design is truly sustainable: it’s the world’s very first bed to be 100% recyclable.

  • Suits every interior
  • Red Dot Design Award, Good Industrial Design and IF Awards
  • Cradle to Cradle certified
  • Designed by designer duo Köhler&Wilms


  • Upholstered headboard
  • 5 colours
  • 2 heights
  • Recyclable materials
  • Adjustability
  • Ergonomics

Upholstered headboard

To ensure that the Essential is exactly how you want it, you can go one step further in styling the Essential with a beautifully shaped headboard, which is either lacquered or upholstered. When choosing upholstery you can select from a wide range of textiles and colours. A lacquered headboard can be chosen in a range of 5 different colours.


Choice of 5 colours

You can choose between 5 colours for the frame and the lacquered headboard, of which:

  • Carbon Black
  • Night Blue
  • Pure White
  • Rusty Red
  • Skin

Prefer an upholstered headboard? You can make your selection from our extensive range of textiles.

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Choose between 2 heights

The Essentials is available in 2 different heights:

  • The Essential has a sleeping height of around 50 cm.
  • This can be increased using the leg elevations to a sleeping height of around 69 cm for additional comfort when climbing in and out of bed.
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Recyclable materials

The Auping Essential is designed to be entirely recyclable and is the world’s very first bed to be certified Cradle-to-Cradle. This means that the Essential is manufactured using recycled materials (aluminium, MDF and plastic) and can be completely recycled again when it reaches the end of its life.

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You can choose how to adjust your Essential: either manually or electrically. This provides additional comfort when reading or watching TV for example. It can also be handy and more comfortable to adjust your bed when you go to sleep, for instance when you are suffering from a cold or injury. You can select from a number of different possibilities:

  • Adjustable back
  • Adjustable back and legs
  • Adjustable back, legs and neck

There’s no need for things to get uncomfortable in a two-person’s bed, when each has an adjustable bed base. A split top mattress is the solution, allowing the two head ends to be adjusted individually in height, while the rest of the bed remains as one.

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A sleeping position that’s perfect for you

Did you know that a third of your life is spent in bed? And that a good night’s sleep determines how fit and full of energy you feel the next day? Hardly surprising then, that a good mattress is really important. This allows your body to rejuvenate while you are asleep and makes you ready to take on each new day.



  • Essential headboard

    A perfect addition to your Essential is the massive, beautifully shaped headboard. The headboard is available in all sizes. You can choose from lacquered or upholstered and different colours.

  • Aureo bed light

    You give your bed even more atmosphere with the Aureo bed light. With the dimmer you can set the desired light level. The Aureo bed light fits on every Auping mesh base. Underneath the Aureo stand is a floor light that illuminates the floor so you can get in and out of bed easily at night.

Experience the Essential yourself

We'd love to help you select your Essential. Visit one of our stores for professional tailored sleep advice and experience the comfort of the Essential or other Auping beds.