Spring Air has been in business since 1926. Here is the company's own self-description:
For more than 86 years, Spring Air has set the standard for quality mattresses and sleep systems. A great night’s sleep starts with a mattress that can both support the body and relieve pressure where it is needed most. Spring Air Back Supporter mattresses do just that, with patented designs and innovations that are unmatched by any other bedding company. From Back Supporter 500 and 700 Series mattress to Premium Sleep Sense and the first-ever Asthma and Allergy Foundation certified mattress Breathe, Spring Air has got your back!
•Since 1926, Spring Air has been widely recognized for its innovative mattresses and sleep sets.
•Francis Karr, who founded the company, was himself a visionary. His free-end offset coil design, which adjusts to each sleeper’s weight, is now the most copied design in the bedding industry.
•In the late 1940s, the company introduced button-free technology, quilted surfaces and extra-supportive bedding materials.
•In 1953, Spring Air began producing its “Health Center” mattress which featured zones for different areas of the body.
•The Pillow Top mattress was introduced by Spring Air in 1973.
•With 4 billion dollars worth of Spring Air sleep sets sold at retail over the past 10 years, Spring Air has stayed true to quality, innovative design and value.
•Today, Spring Air has 13 domestic factories and 22 international licensees that operate in 32 countries worldwide.
Spring Air revised its product lineup in the Summer of 2013 to two lines:
* Spring Air Back Supporter pocketed coil mattresses.
* Spring Air Sleep Sense Hybrid Plus Series.
There are two series of Spring Air Back Supporter mattreses, the 500 Series and the 700 Series. The 700 Series, according to Spring Air, has been "the flagship of the Perfect Balance line, and offers the ultimate in sleeping luxury." The 500 Series is the more affordable. Compare the descriptions used for these two series:
~ 500 Series . . . Excellent Support _____ Superior Comfort
~ 700 Series . . . Unsurpassed Support __ Premium Comfort
The Sleep Sense Hybrid Plus Series is called the "Ultimate Back Supporter" line. According to news releases, this will now be Spring Air's flagship line. Its mattresses have alternating zones of high and low pocketed coils. The lower coils are under the sleeper's shoulders, hips and knees. The goal is to minimize pressure points and to keep the spine straight, especially for side sleepers.
Atop the innerspring unit are the foam comfort layers The Sleep Sense models have a choice of materials: gel-infused memory foam, latex, or poly foam in various configurations.
On its website, Spring Air lists three lines of mattresses: Back Supporter, Sleep Sense and Four Seasons.
Back Supporter still has two groups, the 500 Series and the 700 Series.
Sleep Sense is still the Hybrid Plus Series, essentially Back Supporter mattresses with additional comfort layers as described above.
The Four Seasons Collection, reintroduced in 2014, are hybrid mattresses with Back Supporter innersprings. These are two-sided mattresses with a dual temperature feature. The cover on one side is engineered to keep the sleeper cooler. On the other side, it is designed for warmth. Besides seasonal comfort, periodic flipping helps the mattress to last longer.
At the 2016 Winter Market in Las Vegas, Spring Air displayed the newest model from the reborn Chattam & Wells brand. Chattam & Wells is Spring Air's luxury brand. It was created by E. S. Kluft, who left to establish his own luxury mattress company, ES Kluft, which now owns and operates one of the world's premier luxury mattress companies, Aireloom Bedding.
The new model, designed by a Spring Air licensee in Indonesia, the Massindo Group, is the Throne Bed. The Throne was designed to evoke the splendor of 16th and 17th century European monarchies. It comes for a royal price, beginning at $17,000 and going as high as $39,000, depending on the ensemble.
Chattam & Wells models are made and sold in Southeast Asia and Australia. A few retailers in the U.S. and Canada sell C&W. Spring Air may begin listing this line again later in 2016 in North America.