To celebrate 25 transformative years in sleep innovation, Tempur-Pedic announced today the introduction of the limited-edition TEMPUR-Legacy mattress. This new line combines one-of-a-kind, pressure-relieving TEMPUR material with a soft feel. Decades after a pressure-relieving material was developed to cushion astronauts during takeoff and touchdown, TEMPUR material now delivers life-changing sleep to millions around the world.
“Tempur-Pedic is proud to unveil a limited-edition mattress to celebrate a distinguished 25-year legacy of delivering life-changing sleep,” said Scott Thompson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tempur Sealy. “Tempur-Pedic continues to transform the category – continuously innovating the next generation of sleep-enhancing products to ensure we’re helping consumers get the rest they need.”
The feel of the new TEMPUR-Legacy mattress is unlike any other Tempur-Pedic bed thanks to the addition of TEMPUR-ES material on the top comfort layer. One layer deeper, TEMPUR material in the support layer delivers more of the category-leading product benefits that are expected from Tempur-Pedic beds.
For a quarter century, the Tempur-Pedic brand has been known for reduced motion transfer, personalized comfort and support and more pressure relief, as well as the ability to adapt to an individual’s temperature, weight and shape. The TEMPUR-Legacy bed also features a unique cover design and sleek aesthetic with subtle silver accents – paying homage to the traditional “silver” 25th anniversary gift.
Beginning this spring, the TEMPUR-Legacy queen set will be available for $2,499 at retail. In early 2017, Tempur-Pedic will kick off new simplified pricing and product portfolio. The moves are designed to align Tempur-Pedic’s mattress collections at regular price intervals and help consumers find the right mattress easier.
“At Tempur-Pedic, we are consumer-centric in our approach to our business,” Thompson added. “Consumers are looking for a simplified experience in the category and this new product portfolio and pricing structure will simplify the journey with the Tempur-Pedic brand.”
25 Years of Innovation: A Brief History of Tempur-Pedic
Tempur-Pedic was first introduced to the bedding industry twenty-five years ago, but its roots can be traced back to the early years of space travel. In the late 1960s, NASA aircraft engineers developed pressure-relieving material to cushion astronauts during takeoff and touchdown. Twenty years later, Swedish scientists built on that transformative technology and perfected the material for sleepers, dubbing it “TEMPUR material.” Its energy-absorbing properties gave sleepers personalized comfort and support, pressure relief and motion separation, unlike any other mattress on the market.
As the founder and first CEO of Tempur-Pedic, Robert “Bobby” Trussell” was the original architect of the company’s transformative vision. In 1992, he had the vision to bring TEMPUR material to sleepers in the U.S. for the first time. The company started with just two products – a three-inch topper and the iconic “Swedish neck pillow.” While the company sold just 70 toppers in that first year, today it sells more than 500,000 mattresses every year.
Now a member of the Board of Directors for Tempur Sealy International, Trussell’s way of thinking has been a guiding force of the brand over the past twenty-five years. The TEMPUR material is still exclusively made in company-owned manufacturing plants using Tempur-Pedic’s proprietary formula and manufacturing process. The brand’s rigorous quality assurance measures ensure delivery of a consistent product, day after day, to consumers all over the world.
“From day one, we were focused on the delivery of exceptional sleep,” Trussell said. “That mindset is instilled within this company and I see it in every Tempur-Pedic bed. While the look of the beds has changed over the years, it’s the TEMPUR material that always delivers.”
Recently, Trussell was inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. The Hall honors Kentucky’s most successful entrepreneurs and only four recipients were chosen for the 2016 class.
“It’s amazing to see Tempur-Pedic take off and become a leader, but more so to see how millions of people have benefited from the technology,” Trussell said. “Over the years, in talking to many of our customers, it’s easy to see how TEMPUR-AdaptTM technology has helped them get more restful sleep and feel better each morning. Being a part of that has been an honor and privilege for me.”
For more information, visit TempurPedic.com.
About Tempur Sealy International, Inc: As the world's largest bedding provider, Tempur Sealy International develops, manufactures and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products. The company's brand portfolio includes many highly recognized brands in the industry, including TEMPUR, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster.