“The company maintains its handmade production method, long acknowledged for conferring value to deep sleep by selecting the highest quality materials.”
THE GRAND TRADITION OF PAULY BEDS
THE STORY OF PAULY BEDS IS ABOUT THE ART OF SLEEP
Today, Pauly wants to take the Art of Sleep to its ultimate meaning: living a healthy, happy and long life. And making dreams comes true.
Josef Pauly, founder of PAULY Beds, came from a well respected family in Vienna, Austria. He founded the company in 1838 during the period known as Romanticism when values like the beauty of nature and individual imagination were ascendent. The licence to open the company under the name of J. Pauly & Sohn was granted by the ruling Emperor Ferdinand I.
by the 1870s Pauly's exclusive bed-crafting business was flourishing and he officially became the Official Imperial Court Supplier of Beds to the court of Emperor Franz Joseph I and his wife Elisabeth, known as Sisi. This was a period of rapid change as the Second Industrial Revolution and the Impressionist art movement were coming into their own. Innovation and creativity were reaching new heights and by 1891 Pauly's beds had already won 10 awards and had become internationally acclaimed.
Empress Sisi, accustomed to the very best, was obsessed with beauty and keeping a young look. With these priorities, she helped set the standards of quality and comfort that Pauly's beds have come to be known for.
Joseph Pauly and his son's mastery in handcrafting beds was and art. In his day, every Pauly bed was considered a masterpiece by the Viennese aristocrats and upper classes who lived the good life and knew how to get most from it. The tradition of Pauly bed craftmanship continues today.
Joseph Pauly's parents owned a feathers and quilts shop in Vienna.
J. Pauly & Sohn founded the bedding and mattress company, an uncommon industry at the time. His wife was passionate and did not perceive production as a sole means of earning money. She was guided by the needs of her family.
Joseph Pauly was selling beds at "very reasonable prices" in both ordinary and finest quality. There were different price points for those who wanted luxury.
Pauly Jr. is admitted to the bussiness and a new expansion began. His young wife, daughter of the Honourable Mr Harr, stood by his side collaborating to achieve outstanding performance.
The universal Exhibition of 1873 in Vienna was a breakthrough for the company where it was recognized for its reliability and comfort at the international level. After winning the medal of Merit, J. Pauly & Sohn occupied one of the first ranks in the Hall of Fame of the Austrian industry at the time.
The company is honored with the distinguished label of "Imperial and Royal Court Supplier of the Austro-Hungarian Empire". A title that was given only to the very best companies regardless of their country of origin. From that time remain a few notable brands, still using the title, such as Moët Chandon, Christofle, Remy-Martin, Demel, among others.
At the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona saw J.Pauly & Sohn win its second Merit of Honor medal who celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Pauly supplies the English and Austrian royal courts among other royal families in Europe, including the castle of Duke Karl Ludwig in Reichenau, the Grillparzers and Bauernfelds families. Pauly exports to France and Germany successfully.
J.Pauly & Sohn continues to distribute beds not only for the rich but also for hospitals and shelters for the homeless. Among the hotels furbished with Pauly beds are "Segetthof", "Rummer" and "Elisabeth".
Josef Pauly, who held the title of Commercial Counsellor, celebrated his 80th birthday.
J. Pauly & Sohn celebrates its 100th anniversary
The Second World War had a tremendous impact on the export business as well as on the family business. The family continued to manage the company until departure of Dorothea Henning. The brand was acquired by investors who strove to continue the tradition. A join effort by experts and former employees restored the production of Pauly beds and presented a new collection that continues the original tradition of high-end, handcrafted beds, while also fulfilling today's demanding criteria. The Imperial Furniture Collection serves as inspiration and source that combine tradition and new design.
The company maintains its handmade production method, long acknowledged for conferring value to deep sleep by selecting the highest quality materials. Personalization is our strength, enabling us to satisfy the customer's idiosyncratic needs.
Pauly beds are synonymous with quality due to tradition, artisan workmanship and use of ethicallysourced natural materials coupled with technologicals advancements, making it the bed of choice. Perfection is a condition achieved through experience