A few weeks ago I got an interesting email… It was from a potential customer in California, let’s call him Mr.B, asking about mattress toppers because he was looking to make a bed for the back of his Toyota Prius. I had one of those *huh* moments…..I was intrigued and a little stumped.
I kept thinking: mattress + car =
Then I thought about it some more, and it hit me…how could I say no! Essentia had to be a part of this. I mean a Essentia natural memory foam mattress custom built to fit in to a Prius, the third most popular car line in the world and a hybrid to boot, it was a no brainer!
I wrote back to Mr.B to find out exactly what he was looking for and how we could make this happen. I also wanted to know the story, where does one plan to go with a mattress in a Prius?
Turns out Mr.B is an adventurer at heart, and was ready to hit the open road with his Prius and revive his passion for photography. He had tried a regular memory foam topper at first but found the smell of traditional memory foam to be horrendous, especially when in an airtight space like a Prius. That’s when he got to researching and found Essentia. Since our natural memory foam is latex based, it isn’t made with the toxic chemicals that can cause that smell. One email later, and the rest is history.
I think it’s pretty cool and rather brave to make such a drastic change in your life PLUS making it happen with a hybrid and not a gas guzzling RV is pretty special.
So, we set out on a mission to craft a custom Essentia mattress to fit perfectly in Mr.B’s Prius.
Well, the wait is over…let me introduce you to the first ever custom built Essentia Prius mattress:
In case you’ve been wondering, we ship all of our mattress compressed and rolled. So no matter the size this is what you’ll see when you take it out of the box:
I think it looks pretty sweet in the Prius!
Since Mr.B picked up his new mattress at our Berkeley mattress store, he was kind enough to send us this cool shot.
One big happy family: a Prius, a custom mattress and Essentia!
And there it is! Proof that we can really do pretty much any custom mattress you can imagine.
Feel free to follow Mr.B along his travels on his new blog: Nomadic Photog.
What do you think? Pretty cool? Got any ideas cooked up that you think we just get in to here at Essentia? Let me know in the comments!