In 1871 Hedley Chapman founded a mattress factory in Trowbridge, Wiltshire or to be more precise, he began to manufacture straw palliasses at the very reasonable price of 3s 6d a pair. He was a firm believer in quality and value for money and as a result the company went from strength to strength.
In the early 1900s as mass produced mattresses became more sophisticated, so did the processes by which they were made and a programme of modernisation was introduced which ensured that the company was always at the forefront of technology.
When the world woke up to the interior sprung mattress in the 1930s, Chapman’s was right there with new plant and machinery that was to make the company’s name. Twenty years later that name changed to Airsprung to reflect the new designs. In over 140 years Airsprung Beds has become the cornerstone of a furniture group that employs over 600 people nationwide. But some things haven’t changed. They still strive to improve their designs and invest in new technology and research and development in order to reach their goal to provide innovative, beautiful beds at a comfortable price.
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