Pauly handcrafts beds using traditional methods for a lifetime lasting product with pure organic materials.
THE GRAND TRADITION OF PAULY BEDS
THE STORY OF PAULY BEDS IS ABOUT THE ART OF SLEEP
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 ascendant. The license 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 Austrian Hungarian Empire. This meant he was the exclusive 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 an art. In his day, every bed handcrafted bed was considered a masterpiece by the Viennese aristocrats and upper classes who lived the good life and knew how to meet most from it. The tradition of craftmanship continues today.
Joseph Pauly's parents owned a feathers and quilts shop in Vienna.
J. Pauly & Sohn set up the bedding and mattress company, an uncommon industry at the time. His wife was passionate and never perceived production as a sole means of earning money.
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. took over the business and a new expansion began. His young wife, daughter of the honourable Mr. Harr, stood by his side helping him to achieve outstanding results.
The universal Exhibition of 1873 in Vienna was a breakthrough for the company. Here, Pauly’s beds were recognized for its reliability and comfort at the international level. After winning the medal of Merit, J. Pauly & Sohn owned one of the first ranks in the Hall of Fame of the Austrian industry at the time.
The company is honoured 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. Since that time, only a few notable brands still using the title have remained: Moët Chandon, Christofle, Remy-Martin, Demel, among others.
At the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona J. Pauly & Sohn won its second Merit of Honour. The company celebrated its 50th anniversary with the second medal.
Pauly supplied 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 started to export his products to France and Germany.
J. Pauly & Sohn continued to distribute beds not only for the rich but also for hospitals and homeless shelters. Hotels that were furbished with Pauly beds were e. g. "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 the departure of Dorothea Henning. The brand was acquired by investors who continue the handcrafting tradition. A join effort from experts and former employees restored the production of Pauly's beds and presented a new collection that followed the original tradition of high-end, handcrafted beds, while also fulfilling today's demanding criteria of customers. The Imperial Furniture Collection serves as inspiration and source that combine tradition and new design.
Pauly's beds are well-known for their outstanding quality linked with the great bed-manufacturing tradition, skilled handcrafting and use of ethically-sourced, environmentally friendly natural materials with technological advancements. Perfection is a condition achieved through experience.
The highest quality materials to make the best beds in the world. Sturdy, comfortable beds handcrafted to last customization as one of the greatest strengths to satisfy particular customer's needs.