Press Releases

09/18/2018 – Nightingale’s IC2 Wins Product Design in the APDC*IDA Design Awards 2018

 

Nightingale’s IC2 chair has won an award in Product Design in the 2018 APDC*IDA Design Excellence Awards. The Design Excellence Awards are hosted by the Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC) and the International Design AWARDS (IDA) to showcase the work of international architects, designers, and developers who are making innovative and practical improvements to people’s everyday lives. The award spans several categories of interior and exterior design, celebrating cutting-edge designs and products. They are proud to receive this award along with so many other deserving candidates, and look forward to attending the Winners Gala in New York City on October 3rd.

 

About the IC2

The IC2 chair is lightweight and elegant, for any professional setting where comfort and innovation are paramount. With a sleek, minimalist design and the Galileo™ mechanism, a multi-function, synchronous and pneumatic gas-lift assist system, the IC2 perfectly balances form with function. The IC2 is design-forward and forward-thinking: 98% recyclable, built using re-used materials or sustainable raw materials. Ergonomic and versatile with breezy Nebula™ mesh or customized fabrics and colors, it accents all endeavors while providing maximal comfort.

 

About Nightingale

Founded in 1928, Nightingale is a design-focused contract seating manufacturer. Recognized by Deloitte as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, we are proud to celebrate our quality people and products. With world-renowned furniture designers and a team of 200 employees, we construct innovative, comfortable products built in North America for any work environment. Our commitment to environmental sustainability has earned our products GREENGUARD® Gold certification, while our stringent testing procedures have earned us ISO 9001:2008 certification. Nightingale’s passion for design, comfort, quality, and innovation has driven us to be an industry leader with a growing global presence.


08/30/2018 – Nightingale Helps Local Charity Build Affordable Homes

 

In keeping with Nightingale’s principle of purpose before profit, it has made a substantial donation to the local Habitat for Humanity to build affordable homes in the Greater Toronto Area. Proceeds from furniture Habitat for Humanity sells in their Re:Stores go to helping local families break the cycle of poverty by giving them a place to live and flourish. Re:Stores also benefit the environment by reusing and re-selling overstocked products. This fits perfectly with Nightingale’s Landfill Sucks policy of zero waste. Nightingale is proud to work with Habitat for Humanity to give people a hand up rather than a hand out. For more information on Nightingale’s initiatives, please contact Meg Desmond, Nightingale’s PR rep, at mdesmond@nightingalechairs.com.

 

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Since 1985, local branches have helped build and rehabilitate safe, decent, and affordable homes for low-income families. Affordable homeownership allows families to build a better life by fostering the skills and confidence they need to invest in themselves and their communities. Because Habitat families rely less on social housing and food banks, gain better health, education, and employment outcomes, every Habitat home built helps create $175,000 worth of benefits for the local community. 

 

About Nightingale

Founded in 1928, Nightingale is a family-owned, design-focused contract seating manufacturer. Recognized by Deloitte as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, they are proud to celebrate their quality people and products. With world-renowned furniture designers and a team of 200 employees, they construct innovative, comfortable products built in North America for any work environment. Their commitment to environmental sustainability has earned their products GREENGUARD® Gold certification, while their stringent testing procedures have earned them ISO 9001:2008 certification. Nightingale’s passion for design, comfort, quality, and innovation has driven them to be an industry leader with a growing global presence.

 

 

 


08/29/2018 – Nightingale Receives German Design Award for ‘Excellent Product Design’

 

Nightingale is pleased to announce that our IC2 chair has been awarded a 2019 German Design award for “Excellent Product Design.”

The German Design Awards recognize companies with innovative designs and strong, original contributions to the German and international design landscape. The competition is only open to those who have been nominated by the “Design Innovation Product Scouting” panel of the German Design Council or one of its foundation members. Judges are recognized leaders in the German and international design world, and are highly selective: “Those who beat out the high-calibre competitors have successfully proven that they are among the best,” says Andrej Kupetz, CEO of the German Design Council. As an international winner, we are proud to be globally recognized as a creative leader in the contract seating industry.

Nightingale will be featured in the forthcoming German Design Award catalogue, and we will be travelling to Frankfurt, Germany to receive our award in a February 2019 ceremony.

 

Winners will be announced by the international jury in August 2018.

 


07/11/2018 – Nightingale's 2018 Showroom Tour Video by Interior Design

Here's a quick tour with Interior Design's Publisher, Carol Cisco. She also spent some time with our President, Ed Breen, and VP of Sales, Egon Szenttamasy.


06/14/2018 – Nightingale's VR Showroom at NeoCon 2018

We've gone virtual!

This year, we decided to focus on storytelling—the story of Nightingale to be exact.

Most people know that we're a contract chair manufacturing company, but what most don't know is that we're also 100% Landfill Free—or that we offer standard 3 weeks of paid vacation or the average person has been at Nightingale for a minimum of 15 years. With a growing company like ours, we take care of our people because they're the reason Nightingale is successfully delivering high-quality products and customer care.

Our decision to be truly transparent has allowed our clients, reps, and dealers to feel more connected to our company.

In case you missed us at NeoCon, our showroom is available through VR:  https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ZFj11LL5tLq


04/20/2018 – CXO™ & IC2® recognized with Green GOOD DESIGN 2017

Nightingale Corporation announced today that two of its products – the IC2 and the CXO series of chairs – have been recognized with 2017 Green Good Design Awards.

The awards are presented by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. Green Good Design identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design, and develops a public awareness program about which global companies are leaders in world ecological and sustainable design.

“Advancing sustainability has long been fundamental to our culture and everything we do,” said Edward Breen, Nightingale President. "Green Good Design Awards are a significant recognition of our companies' efforts to deliver design that respects the environment."

 

 

About IC2® 7300 Series

The IC2® is a high-performance seating solution perfect for those long days at the desk. It’s designed with ultra-breathable mesh and perfectly balanced with smooth adjustments. The IC2® is built to challenge the ergonomic and comfort standards with its stunning light-weight, elegant, and functional design.

About CXO™ 6200 Series

The CXO™ is an ergonomic seating solution which combines innovative technology with high-end materials to change how we define comfort. It offers a strong lumbar support, responsive technology, breathability, and our flexible patented Ablex™ mesh to exceeds all expectations. The CXO™ is truly the most comfortable chair in the world.

 

 

About Green Good Design

Architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, product, packaging and graphic designs from over 20 nations were awarded 2017 Green Good Design Awards. Winners represent the world’s most important manufacturers, design firms and leading Fortune 500 corporations that are forwarding a new emphasis on a more sustainable design and environment worldwide. For the 2017 competition, hundreds of submissions from around the world were received. Members of The European Centre’s International Advisory Committee – worldwide leaders in the design industry – served as the jury. All awards are posted at the European Centre’s website at www.europeanarch.eu.

About Nightingale Corporation

Founded in 1928, Nightingale is a leading office seating manufacturer with a growing global presence. Nightingale’s premium quality products are individually customized and hand-assembled in their cutting-edge facility which includes an Innovation Lab. Nightingale’s commitment to comfort, quality, and innovation has driven their vision to be a respected industry leader.


03/08/2018 – Nightingale Named Canada's Top 50 Best Managed Companies

Nightingale has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies (BMC) for outstanding overall business performance and growth. Now in its 25th year, Canada’s BMC is the country’s leading business awards program.

Compiled by Deloitte in partnership with Maclean's magazine, this national business awards program recognizes Canadian-owned companies that demonstrate strong ethics, strategy, and commitment to achieve continuous growth. Each year, hundreds of ambitious companies undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded this prestigious designation.

"Being amongst the best in class requires more than financial performance," said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada's Best Managed Program. "Achieving sustained growth and strong overall business performance is the result of the combined efforts and commitment of the entire organization."

For 90 years, Nightingale has been advocating equality in the workplace—whether it's age, gender, race, or disabilities. "The most important attribute of a successful company is [the] people. We're grateful to have such a talented, diverse team who all work together towards the same goal," said Edward Breen, President.

With health and wellness as one of Nightingale's guiding principles, they aim to enhance the user's experiences to live and work comfortably with a product that's environmentally friendly and extremely durable. "Last year at NeoCon, we partnered up with the Urban Beehive Project and used our showroom as a platform to highlight the importance of bees in sustainability and food security," said Breen. "Our company has always honored the environment by carefully reducing our carbon footprint during production. We also care about the rights and beliefs of our people, customers, and suppliers.”

Nightingale will be attending the 2018 Canada's BMC awards gala on April 11th in Toronto, ON. The gala will also be accompanied by a panel discussion which will address the major business concerns that are key to helping current leaders to be successful and thrive in their respective industries. 


About Canada's Best Managed Companies

Established in 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million.

Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.


11/20/2017 – IC2® chair named finalist for Best of Year 2017

Nightingale’s IC2® chair has been selected as a contract/task seating finalist in Interior Design’s 2017 Best of Year (BoY) awards. The BoY is the design industry’s premiere design awards program, celebrating the most significant work of the year and recognizing designers, architects, and manufacturers worldwide.

It’s an exciting time for Nightingale’s innovative design team—they’re honored to be selected out of thousands of nominees to potentially receive the most highly regarded awards program in the industry.


09/01/2017 – Google Map PR

Virtualized Nightingale NeoCon Showroom

In case you missed us at NeoCon in Chicago, we’ve teamed up with Google Maps and virtualized our bee-friendly showroom for an enhanced viewing experience. We’ve been loving how technology has pushed us beyond paper and helped put us on the map—both figuratively and literally!

Our unwavering commitment to quality seating product designs and ergonomic comfort is the foundation of which Nightingale is built on. This year, instead of putting our products in the spotlight, we decided to command the attention of a much larger audience to show our support for the Urban Beehive Project (UBP). The UBP was developed and designed by the BGHJ Architects in Prince Edward Island, CA. Nightingale has always been environmentally-conscious—being a waste-free facility, we wanted to help raise awareness about the declination of the bees and their impact on local and global sustainability.

It was an amazing concept in which it gave us a unique way to connect with our community. We loved the results and the continued support. For that, we have our strong team and loyal reps and dealers to thank.

https://goo.gl/maps/Epan8a1TWNN2

 


01/03/2017 – Edward J. Breen Named President

Nightingale Corp. announces that Edward J. Breen has been named President.

Breen, 45, who joined Nightingale fifteen years ago, was Chief Operating Officer (COO), and was responsible for Nightingale’s sales, marketing, and production operations. In his new role, he will continue to manage those areas in addition to the company's design innovation lab, accredited testing facility and Nightingale University. 

"Edward has been a key player in making Nightingale a leader in the contract office seating industry,'' said Bill Breen, chairman and chief executive officer. "Under his guidance, we've significantly strengthened our brand and delivered 15 years of consecutive sales growth. He is an outstanding executive who has attracted many talented people to Nightingale and who will help lead this company to many more decades of profitable sales growth."

Breen holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and a Hons. BBA in Marketing from Wilfrid Laurier University.

With the launch of several new lounge and conference seating products, revamped digital and online presence, and a significant investment in Nightingale University – this year will be the most eventful and profitable yet.

Breen is recognized for his contribution to Nightingale and is thrilled in his new role.

 


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