Established in the East End of London by Joseph James Cope in 1949, EPOC Handcrafted Beds was founded with one overriding ambition: to build the finest hand-made beds possible. Over 70 years later, this ambition remains the same.
When choosing the name for the company Joseph Cope decided to use his own surname, ‘Cope’, backwards – and EPOC Handcrafted Beds was born.
From Small Beginnings
EPOC Handcrafted Beds can boast a distinguished history, originating from the East End of London in the late 1940s. Now recognised as one of the UK’s finest manufacturers of hand crafted, bespoke divan beds and mattresses, it is perhaps fitting that EPOC has finally settled in to the heart of Suffolk, where creativity is woven into the very fabric of this great county.
A Growing Success
The business began to grow, along with the reputation for the quality of the products. Divan beds were introduced to the product line, creating more positions within the company. Joseph’s son, Geoff, was inducted into the business in 1962 and was taught the craft of making hand-made mattresses and divan beds by his father, using traditional methods.
Onward and Upward
In 1980 the company moved to Southend in Essex and again, in 2007, to Ipswich in Suffolk. The original ethos and methods still remain to this day.
EPOC clients are very discerning individuals including Lords, Ladies and famous celebrities from the world of TV, sport, the music industry and the media. One thing they all have in common is wherever they are in the world, they choose to sleep on an EPOC handcrafted bed.
Today the EPOC portfolio includes stately homes and country houses, exclusive hotels, holiday homes, even boats and most recently multi million-pound developments across the globe. From castles in Scotland to luxury ski chalets in Switzerland…from palatial private residencies in Monaco to stately homes in the UK, EPOC’s reputation stretches worldwide.
EPOC specialise in making handcrafted mattresses and divan beds to the very highest calibre and in the traditional manner. We use only the finest products and materials in our beds and treat every item as a bespoke piece. With great attention to detail we hand make everything to order and use natural fillings including coir, hair, cashmere, lambswool, mohair, silk, wool and bamboo. Nature constantly replenishes these raw materials which are unsurpassed in resilience, durability and ventilation.