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Bed Essential: Contemporary and sustainable

With its slender lines and slightly curved headboard the Auping Essential is a consummate designer bed, created by the Berlin designer duo Köhler&Wilms Thanks to its wide range of colour and style options, this contemporary bed model suits each and every interior. A lot of thought went into this design, so that you can enjoy it for years to come. This design is truly sustainable thanks to the use of pure materials like wood, steel and aluminium, which are all 100% recyclable. When combined with an Auping mesh base and mattress it guarantees optimal sleeping comfort.  Wake up ready for another energetic day.

  • Fits in every interior.
  • Designed by designer duo Köhler&Wilms
  • Red Dot Design Award, Good Industrial Design and IF Product Design Award
  • Cradle to Cradle certified
  • The sleeping position is ergonomically adapted to suit your personal preferences
  • Adjustable for extra comfort


  • Various formats
  • 2 heights
  • 5 colours
  • Headboard optional
  • Recyclable materials
  • Adjustable
  • Ergonomic design

The Auping Essential is available in a range of sizes

The Auping Essential is available as both a single and a double bed.

Single bed measurements: 
80 x 200/210/220 cm, 90 x 200/210/220 cm, 100 x 200/210/220 cm 120 x 200/210/220 cm

Double bed measurements:
140 x 200/210/220 cm, 160 x 200/210/220 cm, 180 x 200/210/220 cm, 200 x 200/210/220 cm

Auping mattresses are available as single or double beds. Just choose what is most comfortable for you or what fits best in your bedroom.


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.

*On the basis of an Auping mesh base and Adagio mattress. 

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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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Varnished or upholstered headboard

You can also style and add to the Essential according to your personal tastes, including the choice of headboard.  The beautifully designed headboard is available in a varnished or upholstered version. You can choose from a wide range of textiles and colours for the upholstered headboard. The varnished headboard is available in 5 Essential colours.

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Recyclable materials

The Auping Essential is a fully sustainable design and is the first bed in the world to receive Cradle-to-Cradle certification. This means that the Essential is made from recycled materials (aluminium, MDF and high-quality layered beech wood) and at the end of its life it can be fully recycled.

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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

Tip: Do you prefer a double bed with two adjustable bases? If so, you can also add a split top mattress. This allows you to adjust the two headboards separately from each other, while the rest of the bed forms a single unit.

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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.

  • Essential bed table

    The stylish, sliding Essential bed table adds a touch of convenience to your life. It is made of 14 layers of beech wood to provide sustainable quality.

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.