It might be the best excuse ever to get out of making your bed.

Four unique bed designs - dreamed up by well-known New Zealanders - are about to go under the hammer to raise funds for breast cancer research.

The premium quality Sealy beds have been designed by actress Antonia Prebble, musician Stan Walker, Olympic and world champion kayaker Lisa Carrington and All Black Ardie Savea.

The beds will be auctioned off on Trademe in two weeks to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

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It's the fifth year Sealy New Zealand has teamed up with local celebrities to raise money to fight the disease that kills more than 600 New Zealand women each year.

Stan Walker knows all too well the pain families go through when someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. His mother April Walker was treated for the disease last year.

Stan Walker's bed design was based on one of his favourite places to relax - the beach. Photo / supplied
Stan Walker's bed design was based on one of his favourite places to relax - the beach. Photo / supplied

"Mum said, 'I never thought cancer would get me,' but it did. She's an inspiration, and now that she's in recovery, she's focusing on speaking about her health journey, particularly to Maori-Pacific women, and raising awareness of cancer."

Walker's design was inspired by the place he loves to relax - the beach.

"It's where I always want to be - falling asleep in paradise."

Best known for her character Loretta West on hit show Outrageous Fortune Antonia Prebble said too many women were affected by breast cancer.

"I have known quite a few people with breast cancer, some who have recovered from it and some who, tragically, have not, so this is a cause close to my heart," she said.

"I think this campaign is such a lovely, innovative idea. When Sealy New Zealand approached me, I immediately said yes."

Prebble's design came from a painting by her favourite New Zealand artist - Karl Maughan.

"A couple of years ago my parents commissioned Karl Maughan to paint a section of the garden of our family home and this image is taken from that painting.

"It is a beautiful piece of art and I'm thrilled with how it translated into a bed design."

Ardie Savea's Samoan heritage and his husky pets were the inspiration behind his design. Photo / supplied
Ardie Savea's Samoan heritage and his husky pets were the inspiration behind his design. Photo / supplied

Savea's design of "Hibiscus and Huskies" represents his family including his partner and their two pet dogs - affectionately known as their "wolves".

Carrington chose the unfolding silver fern frond.

The silver fern frond unfolding represents growth and regeneration for Lisa Carrington. Photo / supplied
The silver fern frond unfolding represents growth and regeneration for Lisa Carrington. Photo / supplied

As well as being the symbol she wears when representing New Zealand, the frond "represents new life, growth, strength and peace," she said.

"It is also never-ending and conveys rejuvenation."

Sealy marketing manager Jenni Gaze said the four designs were drawn from a theme of nature and recovery with the aim to raise as much money as possible for the foundation.

Evangelia Henderson from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ said the organisation was grateful for the continued support.

"It's fantastic to have so many well-known New Zealand celebrities show their heartfelt support to the cause."

The auction will run on Trademe from October 16-31. To check out all the designer beds and to bid go to sealy.co.nz