Discover Germany, Issue 57, December 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Design  |  dormiente



Taking responsibility for your healthy sleep German manufacturer dormiente has made it its heartfelt mission to produce ‘green’ mattresses, bedding and various types of beds, all strictly controlled for toxic substances. Looking back over almost 30 years of experience, pioneer dormiente exclusively uses top quality organic raw materials and places great importance on orthopaedic requirements for a healthy and deep slumber. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE  I  PHOTOS: DORMIENTE

dormiente was founded in 1988 in the state of Hesse by the two biologists Rainer Oldiges and Dr. Rüdiger Plänker. Pioneers in the field of green sleep, the founders laid the groundwork for what would become an award-winning manufactory for bedding, beds and mattresses made in Germany, using only the cleanest and purest raw materials. Co-Founder Dr. Rüdiger Plänker remembers the beginning:“From the very start the focus of the business was on manufacturing 20  |  Issue 57  |  December 2017

healthy mattresses whilst also considering social and environmental criteria. Having been trained as biologists we were naturally very keen to incorporate health and environmental aspects and values into our young business. This was a way to translate our training, knowledge and skills into real life and to continue to build on them.” Initially it was much harder to get hold of organic materials but over the decades, and with society’s growing awareness of our environment’s fragile state, it became

easier. And the idea of green sleeping was continuously developed further and further at dormiente. Today, dormiente is a well-established, widely respected expert in its field and enjoys a large and varied client base. More than 60 employees are hard at work on site in Heuchelheim, dedicated to making sleep an extremely comfortable yet eco-friendly experience for their customers. Over the years, the products by dormiente have been awarded various prizes by independent organisations such as Stiftung Warentest (the number one German consumer organisation) and Ökotest (eco test), to name but a few. The quality of dormiente’s products simply speaks for itself and customers know that. Merging traditional manufacturing