The Shifman Difference



The Shifman Difference can be seen in the quality of its hand-made bedding. More than 50 highly-skilled craftspeople work together to make each mattress and boxspring by hand to ensure ultimate quality, durability, and comfort. Unlike mass-produced brands, Shifman mattresses are truly hand-made as it takes up to twelve and a half hours to produce one Shifman mattress set.

Shifman’s exclusive Sanotuft technique produces an unparalleled buttonless tuft eliminating shifting and bunching by interlocking all layers of the mattress securely in place. Shifman’s exceptional eight-way, hand-tied boxsprings are another example of true craftsmanship. The boxspring’s hourglass shaped upholstery coils are tied by hand, eight ways with Italian twine. This technique provides durability and greatly reduces the wear and tear on the mattress.

Tying each boxspring coil at eight different points ensures the coils respond independently to provide strong, flexible support. Additionally, these coils work with the mattress to conform to the natural contours of the body maximizing comfort and absorbing the body’s weight for the ultimate sleeping experience.


Shifman continues to be one of the only mattress manufacturers that has maintained its dedication to making two-sided mattresses. While most major manufacturers have changed to one-sided mattresses to save on costs, Shifman has refused to cut corners and continues to ensure the same level of comfort and durability on both sides of the mattress.

Two-sided mattresses can be flipped over time and, as a result, last much longer and are more durable than one-sided mattresses providing more value to the customer.


Shifman uses the most luxurious materials available to make each of its elegant mattress sets. High-end Belgian damask and matelasse fabrics, as well as, natural materials including cotton, wool, latex, cashmere, and pashmina are incorporated into many Shifman designs.


Deeply rooted in more than a century of tradition, Shifman maintains its heritage and continues to proudly handcraft its luxury mattresses at its facility in Newark, New Jersey.