A feature on Drake’s Manor House in his hometown Toronto by Architectural Digest, released earlier in April, showcased the opulence and high end luxury of his home, which is dubbed The Embassy.
“Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years,” Drake told AD.
It’s called the “Grand Vividus”, a recently launched collaboration between luxury Swedish mattress-maker Hästens and artist and designer Ferris Rafauli – the same Ferris Rafauli who envisioned The Embassy.
The “Grand Vividus” weighs half a ton and comes complete with shagreen leather corners and golden brass accents. The mattress, which is more like a museum piece, is crafted by four certified craftsmen who work for around 600 hours on each Grand Vividus, which is made of all natural materials like other Hästens mattresses, such as cotton, flax, wool, and horsehair along with a complicated arrangement of springs.
Ten Grand Vividus were completed originally, while only Drake’s has been delivered so far, the other nine were ordered and paid for in advance. In the future, Hästens’ craftsmen should be able to finish 12 Grand Vividus mattresses in a year, but the deliberately slow process may be further delayed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Drake told AD that the 3,200-square-foot master bedroom is his favourite room in the manor, and that the bed “lets [him] float.”