Our Achievements

Featured Awards:

Nightingale wins Bespoke Office Chair Manufacturer of the Year

Nightingale is excited to announce its success in the 2023 Canadian Business Awards after being named Best Chair and Seating Making Specialists of the Year by Corporate Vision.  

Nightingale’s MXO, LXO, WXO have won Green GOOD DESIGN® Awards for their sustainability and environmentally conscious composition. Green GOOD DESIGN® identifies the world’s most important examples of sustainable design, representing top manufacturers, design firms, and leading Fortune 500 corporations that emphasize sustainable design.

Nightingale is a two-time winner of the prestigious and coveted Canada’s Best Managed Companies prize awarded by Deloitte, CIBC, and Queen’s School of Business. Now entering its 26th year, the Best Managed Companies competition recognizes businesses who not only have solid profits, but exceptional strategy, innovation, practices, ethics, commitment to employees, capability for future growth, and drive for continual reflection. Companies work closely with coaches from Deloitte and CIBC and must pass several rounds of scrutiny before making the list as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed.

The Good Design program began as a partnership between the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Now in its 67th year, it is the oldest and most prestigious design awards program recognized worldwide. It presents the best new examples in design and home furnishings and honours the yearly achievements of designers and manufacturers. Good Design aims to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and honour industry leaders that have pushed the envelope for designs and products in the world marketplace. For 67 years, innovative products from the paperclip to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and NASA space Ship have been honoured. Nightingale is honoured to be recognized amidst such prestigious and noteworthy products.

Nightingale was awarded a 2019 Iconic Award for product design. Organized by the German Design Council, the Iconic Awards honor the very best in interior design. The Iconic Awards consider the stories that individual products tell, as they are the expression of an integrated approach to design that has been a key concern of the German Design Council for over 60 years. As Germany’s leading authority on design and brands, the German Design Council works to promote society’s awareness of design and supports companies on all matters relating to brand and design development. They provide a forum for interdisciplinary knowledge transfer on an international scale.  This is the IC2’s forth award of 2018; it continues to be a favorite with design critics worldwide for its sleek design and cutting edge ergonomic adjustments. The IC2 will be featured in the January 2019 issue of ICONIC Magazine in advance of the IMM Cologne Furniture Fair.

Spark is a community of designers and creative thinkers who believe in the power of design to prompt positive change in the world. It encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and a focus on designs that are problem-solving and sustainable. Entrants to the Spark Awards for technological and product innovation are judged on engineering, aesthetics, and real-world application. The process is stringent, requiring companies and designers to answer a series of questions about the design’s ingenuity: Why should the design exist? What problem does it aim to solve? How was it developed? How does it improve the human condition? These and thirteen other questions—plus image and product submissions—comprise the application.

LUX, published in London, UK, is a global luxury magazine covering art, culture, travel, fashion, emerging brands, philanthropy, and style. LUX’s Global Excellence Awards seek to recognize and reward companies that are making waves as international influencers in the art and design world. As a magazine focused on luxury, LUX awarded competitors with premium aesthetics and quality that goes above and beyond.

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. Nightingale met with design industry leaders at the APDC*IDA Winners Gala in New York City on October 3rd.

The German Design Awards recognize companies with innovative, 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, meaning a nomination alone demonstrates international recognition of a brand’s quality and engineering. 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. Winners are globally recognized as creative leaders in the design industry.

Interior Design's Best of Year is the design industry's premiere design awards program, honoring the most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects and manufacturers from around the globe.  Now celebrating its 14th year, Interior Design's Best of Year has become the ultimate measure of excellence, showcasing what's happening today in every category of design while simultaneously setting the bar even higher for the future. The Best of Year awards ceremony draws 1,000+ world-wide attendees. Winners are announced LIVE by hosts Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, and Carol Cisco, Publisher of Interior Design and take home the coveted Best of Year bulb award, designed by Harry Allen.

With the Home and Garden Awards, BUILD Magazine looks to showcase the businesses and enterprises who provide the products and services that make daily living environments comfortable, innovative, and inspiring. In particular, BUILD looks for companies committed to eco-friendly and health-friendly ethics, processes, and designs. From creative minds in landscaping and interior design to cleaners and carpenters, this program is designed to highlight companies whose products elevate human living environments. Awards are earned based on the merit of a company’s services and products, combined with public votes.

Nightingale’s Next Level Chair — “NLC” — now ranks as a Best of NeoCon 2019 award winner. The competition, Best of NeoCon, awards outstanding products among the thousands displayed at the annual NeoCon show. During the convention, a panel of 41 judges carefully inspect the showcased creations. Afterwards, the jurors, made up of established interior designers, architects and facility managers, vote to decide standouts in each product category. The NLC, a desk chair, took home the silver award in the Seating: Ergonomic Desk/Task classification.

Nightingale’s CXO chair has won a 2019 European Product Design Award. The European Product Design Awards (ePDA) is a competition which commends the designs of strategic, well-thought out creations — products which ultimately improve daily life. Category winners are selected by a jury of expert designers, design educators, and clients. The office chair earned silver in the competition’s ‘Home Interior Product/Interior Furniture’ category. This accolade is an impressive indicator of success for the company; it further sets Nightingale apart from the crowd.

MUSE Design Awards seeks to discover and advance existing and developing designers in all the design professions that improve the world we live in, from the buildings we inhabit to the fashion we wear, the rooms we walk through, the vehicles that take us from place to place, the packages we open, and the products we love.

Nightingale has been recognised by Canada’s Top 100 Employers as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2020.

Nightingale’s award-winning environmental ‘zero-waste’ initiative is to be as carbon-neutral as possible. Nightingale is an off-the-grid company, powered by solar and wind energy. The corner-of piece of Nightingale’s environmental commitment to zero waste is the ‘land-fill sucks’ policy. Within Nightingale’s manufacturing process, no waste is produced. Excess, or end-of-lifespan materials are either repurposed or reused. Nightingale also uses recycled fabric and metal in the production of its chairs. By engaging in these practices, old materials become new resources for the company.