Palmpring features all-natural mattresses created from palm coir (coconut fiber). The company was founded in South Korea in 1996 by Dae-seob Kim, a visionary of green living who believed that green products were going to be the wave of the future. He conceived the groundbreaking idea to replace the metal springs by using palm coir (coconut fiber), resulting in an all-natural mattress. Next, he developed a method of coating the coir with natural latex derived from rubber trees to give the palm coir a spring-like function. Because palm coir by itself is too firm for most bodies, he added a layer of natural latex to give it some cushion, which evolved into Palmpring's signature "sandwich style," where one layer of coir alternates with a layer of natural latex.