Your bed is all good
We founded our company in 1986 in Perniö in Finland under the name “MATRI”. Today you will find us as “FENNOBED” in many countries. We find: the heart of a household is a great bed where you feel at home. MATRI beds are produced in our own production center, exclusively from certified, European materials – for the benefit of nature and everyone’s health.
Stiftung Warentest tested one of our models and named it “best bed” in the category of health and environment. People have very different statures, different sleep behavior, and different tastes. That’s why we offer our beds in a variety of comfort levels, sizes, and styles – always based on our ingenious modular system.
May we introduce you to our family?
Founded Matri-Kalusteet Oy together with Martti Lehtonen.
The other founder, the soul and handyman of Matri.
In charge of operations at the Matri factory. Kalle is Anja and Martti’s son.
Matri’s designer and Anja and Martti’s daughter.
A designer and Elli’s husband, Andreas is also responsible for Fennobed’s operations.
The Matri Idea
Four facts that set Matri beds apart:
Unrivalled ergonomics and comfort
Customisable high-end design
For us, these are the prerequisites for creating a perfect bed.
Snow white beds
They are loved. The fact that our beds stay white from one year to the next is another sign of quality.
A white bed is also a classic that lightens up the room.
You can get the same trusted bed in dozens of other colours, too.
We believe in customisable high-end design.
When everyone wants to sleep in your bed
If you make yourself the perfect piece of furniture, you end up having to make thousands more for others. This is what Martti Lehtonen, a factory worker from Perniö realised together with his wife Anja in 1986, after he built a few pieces of furniture for their home. Employment soon had to give way to full time entrepreneurship, as they were surprised by their own success. Their children Elli and Kalle grew together with the Matri furniture workshop.
The new generation
Elli started to study furniture design and met Anders Lehnhoff, an industrial designer, during her time as an exchange student in Germany. Anders loved the Bauhaus style focused on practical functionality, and soon he loved Elli, too. Anja and Martti were spending time in Spain where they couldn’t help noticing that the local beds left much to be desired. They were hardly long enough for a taller individual. They decided to grant the world a perfect bed. As the family now had two young and talented designers, Anja and Martti asked them to create a wonderful, ecologically sound and affordable bed, which would be as good for your health as possible.
Well designed bed
The design work alone took two years, but the bed turned out so lovely that soon thousands of Finns, Germans and Spaniards were queuing up for it. Elli’s brother Kalle founded a Matri bed factory in Estonia. Matri beds replaced sofas as the home’s most comfortable place.