The Vispring Story

At Vispring, we are more than just a luxury bed company; our craftsmanship spans over a century of dedication to innovation and unparalleled comfort. Since our inception in 1901, we’ve been driven by a singular passion – to offer a sleeping experience like no other.


Our story begins in 1899 with British engineer, James Marshall. When his wife was taken ill in Canada, James hand-made her a supportive mattress with coiled springs wrapped in muslin. It was a revelation in comfort.

But it wasn’t until 1901 that the revolutionary design came to Britain. Brought over by John Nolon and Frederick James, the pair decided to produce the mattress commercially and incorporated the Marshall Sanitary Mattress Company in 1901.


In 1911, ocean liners were the way to travel. And it was here that Vispring (that the company name had changed to) found the first major orders. The bespoke comfort of the Vispring mattress fitted perfectly in the opulent cabins and suites of the world’s finest ships like the Titanic and Olympic.


As the years went by, Vispring’s expert bed makers started to experiment with new mattress fillings. They introduced more natural materials like horsehair, pure cotton, and Shetland wool, as well as luxury finishes like silk and cashmere. In 1932, Vispring also created the world’s first pocket-sprung divan – that is known as the ultimate sleeping experience.

At Vispring, our commitment to sustainability has remained unwavering throughout our history. Even today, we choose only the finest natural materials, including our uniquely hand-teased Shetland wool, a hallmark of our brand. Beyond just our product quality, we’ve established definitive goals to bolster our sustainable ethos and we’re actively measuring our carbon emissions with a forward-looking aim: to achieve carbon neutrality.

Supporting The British Farming Industry

At the heart of Vispring lies a deep-rooted commitment to the British farming industry. Not only do we prioritise local materials, but we also ensure that our products are crafted close to home, in our dedicated factory located in Plymouth. Through these conscious choices, we celebrate and uplift the rich tradition of British craftsmanship and farming.


After decades of innovation and countless bespoke mattresses, Vispring was given the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2012. The award honours any business that has excelled in the fields of international trade, innovation or sustainable development. It’s one of our proudest achievements.

Leaders in Sleep Experience

At Vispring, we pride ourselves on our ability to help you curate the ultimate sleeping experience. And we know that crafting the perfect sleep environment goes beyond simply choosing the right product. There are a myriad of factors to consider, and we’re here to help you navigate each one. From pre and post bedtime workouts, to materials from which your mattress is made from, to the science behind how the circadian rhythm affect your sleep patterns, our blog discusses and explains the tips and tricks for you to get the blissful slumber that you deserve.

Vispring Mattresses in Hotels Across The World

Today, Vispring are proud to be supplying some of the leading hotel brands across the world with our bespoke, handcrafted mattresses. Hotels including The Dorchester, The Principe di Savoia, The Beverley Hills Hotel, The Londoner and BVLGARI Hotel Beijing offer their guests a hotel bed of unparalleled comfort.

Discover a few of the hotels where you can sleep on a Vispring mattress here.