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Spotlight on Vispring – a symbol of British quality

An iconic symbol of British quality, Vispring have been selling handmade luxury mattresses and divan beds since 1901. As one of our best loved bed brands, we have no trouble explaining what we like about them, from their origins to their fabulous products.

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Where did it all start?

In 1899 in Canada, British engineer James Marshall hoped to give his ailing wife the best possible gift: a perfect night’s sleep. To this end, he created the individually pocketed steel spring. This technology has proven so successful that it is still used to this day.

His invention caught the attention of John Nolan and Frederick James, who promoted this remarkable new mattress in Britain. When they couldn’t find a manufacturer to produce the mattress for them, they decided to manufacture it themselves, forming the Marshall Sanitary Mattress Company in 1901 and adopting the Vispring name and logo ten years later.

In 1932, Nolan and James introduced the world’s first pocket sprung divan to accompany their iconic mattresses.

Where are they now?

Based in Plymouth, Vispring remain one of the largest and most successful bed manufacturers in the world, famed for their superb craftsmanship as well as their long and illustrious history.

Their beds have been used in many iconic places, including the Titanic and Queen Mary ocean liners and Savoy hotels.

In 2012, the company gained the Royal Warrant as proof of their outstanding quality. Their 30 year guarantee shows just how confident they are in the longevity of their products.

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Why buy Vispring?

What’s in a name?

So, what is it that makes Vispring unique? The clue is in the name: the VI in Vispring represents the number six in Roman numerals. While many manufacturers use springs with only five turns, Vispring springs feature six, providing superior support.

Handmade in Britain

Vispring products are handmade from beginning to end by master craftsmen, right here in the UK. The company make their own springs and nest them in a highly supportive honeycomb structure.

The finest natural ingredients
The company also uses natural fillings for fantastic breathability, meaning the mattresses are warmer in winter and cooler during the summer.
Vispring use high quality materials from around the globe, including wool from the Shetland Islands; bamboo, silk and cashmere from China; cotton from Turkey; mohair from South Africa and horsetail from Austria.

The finest natural ingredients

The company also uses natural fillings for fantastic breathability, meaning the mattresses are warmer in winter and cooler during the summer.

Vispring use high quality materials from around the globe, including wool from the Shetland Islands; bamboo, silk and cashmere from China; cotton from Turkey; mohair from South Africa and horsetail from Austria.

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Ultimate customisation

A key benefit of Vispring mattresses and divans is that you can tailor them perfectly to your requirements. Custom options include:


• Bespoke sizing to suit the size and shape of your room. Ideal if your room won’t comfortably accommodate a standard size mattress
• Drawer combinations to meet your storage requirements. Combinations include 2 drawer and 4 drawer options, as well as 2+2 drawer options. In a 2+2, the top set of drawers is smaller, so they can be opened without being obstructed by a bedside table.
• A wide selection of fabric options to cater to your style needs. Matching headboards are also available to complete the look of your bedroom.

Easy to manoeuvre

Finally, Vispring use several features to make it easier to manoeuvre your mattress and divan.


• Mattresses include handles to make them easier to rotate or turn
• 360 degree castors make the divan easier to manoeuvre
• Zip & Link options make it easier to deliver your bed to your room of choice and make you less sensitive to the movements of your partner – a great option for restless sleepers

What can we offer?

Our website features many Vispring products, including the Elite, the Baronet Superb and the popular Herald Superb. There are also many more options available instore.

Shop divans

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Lee Longlands sell a variety of Vispring divans in a wide selection of beautiful fabrics. Shop Vispring divans here.

Shop mattresses

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Vispring mattresses are famous for their superb and lasting comfort. Shop our Vispring mattress collection here.

Want to know more?

Then please don’t hesitate to ask! Feel free to speak to a sales expert in one of our showrooms, or alternatively call our hotline on 0333 200 1552.

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