London 45 Park Lane park lane suite bedroom unpropped

5 steps to choosing the perfect mattress with Vispring

March 09, 2020

Vispring has been making supremely comfortable beds since 1901, using only the finest natural materials. Here they talk craftsmanship and choosing the right mattress.

Comfort guaranteed

As the original inventors of the pocket spring mattress, for over 100 years Vispring has been creating high quality beds using expertly honed skills. Each mattress is carefully crafted in England and comes with an impressive 30-year guarantee. 

How it began

At the turn of the 20th century, an English engineer called James Marshall offered his wife the most precious gift of all ‒ a perfect night’s sleep. His pioneering use of individually pocketed steel springs created unparalleled levels of comfort, making Vispring a byword for luxury.

sewing mattress finishing touches
vintage photo of assembling mattress
the dorchester park view suite main bedroom during summertime

Proven expertise

Vispring mattresses have graced first-class cabins in many liners including the Titanic and Queen Elizabeth II. They are also used at The Dorchester45 Park Lane and Coworth Park. Vispring’s master craftsmen make their own springs, giving them complete control over the entire manufacturing process. The technique for creating honeycomb-style links between the springs provides adjustable support and the ultimate comfort.

Natural materials

Every mattress is created to order using natural materials such as cashmere, mohair, wool, silk, bamboo, horsehair and, for their most high-end product, the rare and protected vicuna fleece. Skilled hand-stitching ensures quality and durability.

Long term comfort

Over time the natural materials settle and to adapt to your body shape so it’s a good idea to regularly rotate and flip your mattress. Vispring also creates dual tension mattresses for couple’s who like different types of support. 

vispring natural filling (horsetail) for mattress
mattress finishing touches during assembly
Choose your mattress in 5 steps
sewing mattress finishing touches during assembly

1. Try a number of beds

Nothing can replace trying out different mattresses in a shop. Try several combinations to determine what suits you best.

2. Don’t rush your decision

Finding your ideal level of support and cushioning takes time so test each bed for at least ten minutes. Lie in the position that you usually sleep in and turn over a few times.

3. Check the support

Vispring beds are available with four different spring tensions: soft, medium, firm and extra firm. An individual mattress can combine two adjacent tensions to accommodate both partners’ needs.

mattress finishing touches during assembly

4. Measure your room

Buying the largest bed you can accommodate will reduce sleep disturbance. Vispring can make divans in sections to negotiate small doorways and narrow staircases.

5. Make an investment

You spend a third of your life in bed. A good night’s sleep will contribute to your longterm wellbeing, so it is well worth investing in the best bed possible.

This story is part of our Sleep Well series.
For more ways to get a great night’s sleep, read Sleep easy with Mühldorfer and Dr Neil Stanley’s 9 ways to get a good night’s sleep.

Featured hotels
Back to Dorchester Collection Moments
More like this
Collect issue 28

Collect Magazine

View the latest issue of Collect, our bi-annual magazine featuring a curated mix of culture, art and lifestyle, together with the latest news from Dorchester Collection hotels.