Vi Spring Trivia
To celebrate our brisk Vi Spring sales recently, here’s a bit of Vi Spring trivia for you to ponder:
The name “Vi Spring” is actually a nod to their patented pocket spring, which is found in all of their handmade mattresses. “VI” being the Roman Numeral for “6” and “Spring” being the term for… well… a spring. So it’s the spring with 6 turns that provides the custom support that every Vi Spring owner feels at night.
Speaking of their springs, did you know that James Marshall, an English engineer working in Canada, created a handmade support system for his wife when she was sick? Due to the less than sterile conditions of hospitals at the time (mattresses were crude and seldom changed out, so the sick who arrived would tend to get sicker while in hospital), Mr Marshal handcrafted a mattress using the first pocket coil, horsehair and outer tufting for his wife,
Vi Spring provided mattresses for an ocean liner company called the White Star Line. First with it’s flagship vessel called “The Olympic” and later for an ocean liner you may have heard of: “The Titanic”.
Not to be outdone, Vi Spring produces the first pocket sprung divan in 1932. Similar to a boxspring, the divans are still available today and provide a one-of-a-kind sleeping experience
Each Vi Spring mattress is handmade to order. The folks responsible for crafting your mattress are experienced masters of their trade. Each mattress is inspected thoroughly to ensure that you are receiving a Heirloom-quality product, to be enjoyed for a lifetime.
The natural materials used in every Vi Spring bed come from renewable resources and are fully biodegradable. Pure British fleece wool minimizes the carbon footprint. All timber comes from responsibly managed forests, as certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Constant improvements to the production processes and active stewardship of the environment is the hallmark of a company who understands that preserving nature is a very good business model, indeed.