The Elite is the entry level model in the current line-up of mattresses by ViSpring, a British manufacturer of luxury mattresses. The Elite is an innerspring mattress. featuring two layers of ViSpring's 6-turn pocket coils. The Elite is the same height as The Coronet, but differs in key areas, accounting for the higher ranking of The Coronet.
The innerspring support core of The Elite has two rows of pocket coils. Each coil has 6 turns, in tune with the VI in the company's name. This model has a coil count of 1290 (645 coils in each layer), less than the 1640 in The Coronet. This is accounted for in the diameter of the coils: 2.2" (56 mm) in The Elite vs. 1.93" (49 mm) in The Coronet. Pocket coils, patented by James Marshall in 1900, were designed for pressure relief on the hips and shoulders while supporting the spine. They have the additional advantage of not transferring motion from one side of the bed to the other, thereby minimizing partner disturbance.
The Elite also differs from The Coronet in the upholstery. In both, the upholstery layer closest to the coils is British fleece wool bonded to cotton. This layer is slightly thicker in The Elite (4.5 oz/ft2 vs. 4.3 oz/ft2). Whereas The Coronet has two layers of wool and a top layer of blended wool and cotton, The Elite has two layers of 3.0 oz/ft2 blended British wool and cotton. All the upholstery layers add up to the same total depth in each model.
The top cover and side panels (border) of The Coronet and The Elite are the same. The top panel is a damask of rayon. The border is upholstered with wool, and has horizontal handles and air vents. The border is hand-stitched to the top and bottom of the cover, and the whole mattress is hand-tufted for stability. Coir is used for added stability and edge wupport.
The Elite is paired with a ViSpring foundation, The De Luxe Divan. This is a pocket sprung box spring. King size has 840 pocket coils in a box frame of solid timber which is glued and screwed (not stapled or nailed). The divan is padded on top, and the whole is upholstered and covered with the customer's choice of fabric.
Available through several retailers internationally, The Elite is covered by Vi-Spring's 20-year warranty.
ViSpring The Elite
ViSpring Ltd., Vispring Ltd (UK), Ernesettle Lane, Plymouth, PL5 2TT, United Kingdom, Tel: 01752 366311, Fax: 01752 355108, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Vispring Limited, USA, 9550 S. Eastern Ave, Suite 253, Las Vegas, NV, 89123; Canada, PO Box 5117, Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 3A2, Email: email@example.com, Telephone: 1.866.611.1199, Fax: 800.571.8219
Innerspring (pocket coils)
Double layer of pocket coils, upholstery layers of wool and cotton, rayon cover, stitched and tufted by hand
about 10 inches
Pocket sprung box spring divan
20 year limited warranty
Keep in sanitary condition, and provide proper foundation