Vispring hails from England and has been making bespoke beds since it pioneered the world’s first pocket spring mattress in 1901. No ordinary mattress, Vispring is made by skilled master craftsmen and boasts unparalleled support and comfort for a peaceful night’s sleep.
A bespoke bed by Vispring is a testament of supreme luxury and a guarantee of a healthy untroubled sleep. In every bed is the tradition and centuries of perfecting the ideal combination of spring size, tension and resilience with the finest materials nature has to offer.
An English engineer working in Canada, James Marshall developed a handmade support system for his wife when she was taken ill. He used coiled springs wrapped in unbleached muslin, quilted with horsehair and outer tufted. Already used in chair seats and divans, it is unprecedented however to utilize springs in enclosed pockets and integrated into a mattress.
John Nolon and Frederick James saw the potential of Marshall’s revolutionary mattress and decide to promote it in Britain. As local manufacturers resist to adopt the idea, they elect to produce the Marshall mattress themselves. The Marshall Sanitary Mattress Company is established in London on 24 September 1901, the start of the Vispring story.
The company embrace the Vispring name and logo. Over the past few years, it has been using a hare motif – chosen as an illustration of the resilience and bounce of its springs – which is now combined with the Roman number VI: a clever reference to the fact of using six springs inside each sewn pocket.
Vispring’s bespoke comfort mattresses by now has attracted the most prestigious steamship companies of the day. In 1911, the flagship Olympic has now been equipped with Vispring mattresses. The White Star Line once again turn to Vispring for the fitting out of the Olympic’s sister ship, the Titanic. Vispring mattresses adorn each of the vessel’s 39 suites and 350 First Class cabins.
Vispring start to employ the use of pure cotton as a filling for its mattresses. Vispring always stood firm on using nothing but natural materials, but only horsehair so far has been used for upholstery. From now on, Vispring has expanded the range of luxurious materials to include Shetland wool, silk and cashmere.
"Vispring introduces the Vibase, the world’s first pocket-sprung divan as the perfect complement to its iconic mattresses. The combination of a Vispring divan and mattress still provides the ultimate sleeping experience to this day.
Vispring establishes a partnership with Princess Yacht, the Plymouth-based luxury yacht builder. Throughout it’s annals, legendary vessels from the Mauretania to the Queen Elizabeth II has been part of Vispring’s history. For this new collaboration, Vispring continues its tradition and bespoke expertise to create beds that complement each yacht’s individual cabins, to cater with customers’ special requests.
Vispring is given the accolade of the highly prized Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Instituted by Royal Warrant, the Award recognizes businesses that have excelled in the various fields of international trade, innovation or sustainable development, a proud moment for the company.
Vispring continues to expand throughout the world, bringing a perfect night’s sleep to more people while still maintaining its bespoke expertise and crafting beds that are handmade to order just as they were in James Marshall’s day.
Vispring’s bespoke beds combine technical expertise developed throughout its rich tradition and heritage with the finest natural ingredients. Discover what goes into the world’s most luxurious beds.
As Vispring’s name suggest, springs are a precious ingredient in the Vispring recipe. Manufactured in-house from the finest Vanadium steel from a traditional process since 1901. They work in harmony with every Vispring bed to supply a delicate balance of strength and softness. The Honeycomb-nested inside natural calico pockets provide constant support and alleviate excess pressure. With single, double, or triple layer of springs, nine wire gauges and 58 spring types to choose from, Vispring beds can provide that ideal combination for both you and your partner.
The longest natural fibre, horsehair from the animal’s mane of tail has been an integral element in bed making for generations. Horsetail acts as a natural spring giving a bed an extra two million springs. The fibre has a natural ability to bounce back after compression to restore the mattress’ shape after a night of restful sleep.
Britain’s climate produces wool that are unique in its own. Rare in its softness, springy and strong, Vispring is the only bed maker that use 100% Platinum Certified British fleece wool, widely recognized as the best in the world. Hypoallergenic, breathable, and ten times more absorbent than synthetic materials, it guarantees resilient comfort.
Originally primitive to northern China, bamboo has been ubiquitous throughout Asia from architecture, cookery, and landscapes. Vispring sources its bamboo fibre in China. A sustainable resource, bamboo is exceptionally absorbent as well as soft able to wick away moisture to ensure you a fully refreshed sleep.
Cotton has been used as fabric and a farmed commodity since prehistoric times. Vispring uses the Turkish long-fibre cotton, an incredibly soft and durable cotton with an unparalled sheen. It is also uniquely absorbent and naturally breathable able to wick away moisture to provide a comfortable unhindered sleep.
One of the most sought after and luxurious textiles in the world, Vicuña wool has excellent insulating properties, absorbent, and hypoallergenic being free of lanolin. Vispring selected these long lustrous fibres for their warmth, beauty, and exquisite softness.
One of the oldest textile fibres used until today, mohair is a luxurious material made from the hair of the Angora goat. Durable, Resilient, and sumptuously soft, it is also an excellent natural insulator keeping it warm in winter and its moisture wicking properties keep it refreshingly cool in summer.
Eight times warmer than sheep’s wool yet substantially lighter, cashmere is produced from the soft under-fleece of the Cashmere goat. Along with its silky fibres come with its excellent insulating properties, absorbency, resiliency, and exquisite softness. Cashmere contributes its unique softness and luxurious feel to Vispring’s finest mattresses.
A highly prized fibre since ancient times, silk has been recognized as the strongest natural fibre known to man. Rare in its softness, it offers an exceptionally luxurious bedtime experience. Silk is able to adapt to ambient temperature to provide coolness in summer, warmth in winter keeping its distinct smoothness all year round.