Improving Sleep Since 1866
Millbrook Beds is pleased to introduce our first Chittenden & Eastman collection
This year, Millbrook Beds is unveiling the first generation of its Chittenden & Eastman mattresses. The luxury mattresses have been designed in the USA and Handmade for the modern lifestyle in the UK, blending old-world craftsmanship with innovative technology to meet the high standards of our customers.
The Chittenden & Eastman Collection feature the time-honored craftsmanship of hand tufting, the comfort and support of 1000-plus individually wrapped coils, and high-end materials such as Hampshire wool, cotton, silk, Cool Blue Gel latex, and fully foam free. Also, every Chittenden & Eastman mattress comes with a 10-year guarantee.
WE’VE BEEN MAKING BEDS BY HAND IN AMERICA SINCE 1866
For more than 150 years, Eastman House has been handcrafting luxury mattresses the old-fashioned way, offering a combination of comfort, support, and value. Although mattresses have changed over the years, the thoughtfulness that goes into choosing each high-end, sustainable material and constructing each mattress, layer by layer from the inside out, has remained the same. We believe everyone deserves the attainable luxury of an Eastman House mattress. After all, every day is better when you wake up from a good night’s sleep. It Takes Time to Make a Great Mattress.
A Tradition of Mattress Quality & Innovation. The history of Eastman House can be traced back to 1866 along the banks of the Mississippi River in Burlington, Iowa. In a three-story brick building on Washington Street, a writer and a dentist got together to form a furniture business and retail store that would soon become Chittenden & Eastman.
After the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln, America went through a period of political, social, and economic unrest. However, this was also a time of innovation as manufacturing became more advanced, the first Transcontinental Railroad was completed, and Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. In Burlington, Iowa in 1866, writer and politician G.M. Todd and dentist H. Bailey formed H. Bailey & Co., a retail furniture business that set up shop in a large brick building near the Mississippi River. In 1875, a traveling salesman named Henry W. Chittenden joined the company, which introduce the Square mattress brand five years later. This brand was known as “the cleanest, most healthful and most luxuriant mattresses ever made.” A young bookkeeper named Edward P. Eastman became Chittenden’s business partner in 1883, and Chittenden & Eastman was born.
As company president, Chittenden would oversee tremendous growth as Chittenden & Eastman manufactured 120 different lines of mattresses and upholstered furniture, including the Eastman House line. In 1942, Chittenden stepped down as president and the only remaining member of the Eastman family sold his stock to company employees. Although the company’s namesakes had moved on, their innovative spirit and commitment to quality has persevered for decades. In 2007, Chittenden & Eastman’s intellectual property was purchased by Eclipse International, which reintroduced the Eastman House brand. Today, the leadership of Eastman House continues the tradition created by the company’s founders. It takes time to make a great mattress. We would rather slow down and get it right than speed up to get it out the door. Meeting the expectations of today’s customers requires the right combination of old-world craftsmanship and premium, sustainable materials, cutting-edge technology, and precision engineering. This approach has enabled us to reinvent the luxury mattress for the modern lifestyle.
There are no shortcuts to achieving affordable luxury. We believe in comfort
and durability over speed. Premium materials over profits. Health and sustainability over expediency. Rigorous quality testing over speed to market. This commitment to quality represents the core values established by our founders more than 150 years ago. For generations, Eastman House has incorporated the latest technologies into our manufacturing process to remain at the forefront of mattress innovation. However, there is no substitute for the human element and painstaking detail that go into every mattress we create. There is no substitute for old-world craftsmanship. There is no substitute for hand-tufting, which not only adds beauty, but also stops materials from shifting and makes the mattress last longer.
Hampshire Wool provides unparalleled comfort delivering unrivaled breathability, humidity control & moisture wicking, assisting your body’s natural temperature regulation process. Its antimicrobial feature creates a perfect odor-free, allergenfree sleep environment.
Ocean Blue Cool Latex
The pocket spring is at the heart of all our top quality sprung beds, each spring is placed into its own individual pocket and sewn all around to isolate it from its neighbours, ensuring no ‘roll-together’.