Press Releases

11/27/2019 – Nightingale Receives Best Bespoke Office Chair Manufacturers 2020 Award

Nightingale has been awarded the Best Bespoke Office Chair Manufacturers Award by Corporate Vision (CV) for our performance in 2019.

In this year’s Canadian Business Awards, Corporate Vision looked for companies that demonstrated commitment to innovation and who continue to strive above and beyond in what they do. Nightingale is constantly collaborating with designers, employees, customers, and engineers to design superior products that push the boundaries of innovation. Nightingale’s customers can customize all aspects of Nightingale’s available product line to suit their exact needs to specifications. They can select the chair type, the upholstery, the arms, legs, wheels, colours, ergonomic support levels, the back height, and the weights that the chair can support, with heavy-duty options that can support upwards of 300 lbs available.


11/22/2019 – Nightingale Next Level Chair Receives Muse Award

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.

The Next Level Chair — NLC — is a stylish, design-forward seating product that pushes the boundaries of innovation. The NLC features a number of industry-firsts. These include flip-up arms which allow easy sitting-to-standing mobility, and the Newton Wafer mechanism™ — a 3-spring horizontal system that balances weight in infinite positions. The chair also boasts an adjustable headrest, height-adjustable lumbar support, a cable-activated seat slider, and heavy-duty aluminum base and casters.


11/22/2019 – Nightingale Wins 2019 Mississauga Board of Trade International Trade Award

The International Trade award honours Mississauga businesses and organizations for their dedication in pursuing and penetrating global markets and providing diversification, revenues, and jobs within the Mississauga economy.

Criteria for Eligibility & Selection:

  • Increased or retained jobs in Mississauga by entering new global markets.
  • Produced or adapted a product line or service for foreign markets.
  • Demonstrated new or creative solutions for import and export challenges.
  • Established alliance or partnerships to increase international trade.
  • Invested in infrastructure or manufacturing in Mississauga to enhance trade.
  • Has proven increased export revenues. 

Nightingale is a privately-owned specialized seating manufacturer founded in 1928. We construct innovative, comfortable seating and workplace collaboration products built in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada for any work environment. Nightingale’s passion for design, comfort, quality, and innovation has driven us to be an industry leader with a growing global presence. 

85% of Nightingale’s revenues are derived from international markets. Nightingale has enjoyed long-term sales success in the American, U.K. and Middle East markets for many decades. The company is working hard to establish new sales in emerging markets such as Brazil, Nigeria, Colombia, and Israel. 


07/16/2019 – NLC Awarded Best of NeoCon

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. 

This honor is especially significant as NeoCon showcases the year’s latest and most innovative products in the commercial design industry. Held at The Mart in Chicago every June, NeoCon serves as a worldwide platform for established manufacturers as well as emerging companies. 

Nightingale was proud to display the NLC Model at the 2019 event. The chair, unveiled in 2018, boasts flip-up arms, easy ergonomic adjustments, and a Newton Wafer mechanism™. Crafted to serve multiple purposes, as well as adjust to the needs of the individual user, this office chair reflects the company's mission to create design-forward products. 

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.


07/15/2019 – Nightingale CXO Chair Recognized with European Product Design Award

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.

The CXO’s notable features include strong lumbar support, durable foam cushioning, 4-D adjustable arms, and responsive technology. The chair is designed to reduce a user’s pressure points and muscle fatigue, and in turn, improve circulation. In addition to these benefits, it ranks highly in sustainability — 93% of the product is recyclable. 

“I’m thrilled that our products are receiving this kind of international attention,” commented Nightingale’s President, Edward Breen, “The CXO chair is widely recognized as the most comfortable chair in the world, and it’s nice to continue to receive awards for its intuitive design.”

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.


05/15/2019 – Announcing Joel Robinson & Associates

Nightingale is pleased to announce that Joel Robinson & Associates will now be representing us in the state of Georgia.

Joel Robinson & Associates is an independent manufacturer’s agent representing commercial furniture manufacturers for the state of Georgia. Their primary areas of focus are corporate, hospitality, healthcare, and higher education. They represent leading commercial furniture manufacturers, specializing in customized selections. Committed to the best professional service and only representing companies that share their passion for design excellence, Joel Robinson & Associates are a great pick for representing Nightingale’s award-winning and customer-focused seating products.

Their team has experience in interior design, project management, and furniture specification. They work closely with manufacturers to collaborate on improving design so that it can be tailored to customers’ needs. Their committed and dynamic team of representatives work to insure the success of every project. Ultimately, their goal is to help develop the best furniture solutions for any customer’s space and operational requirements.

We would like to formally welcome Joel Robinson & Associates to the Nightingale team.

From Top Left to Bottom Right: Joel Robinson, Amber Robinson Terry, Leyla Robinson, Douglas Westhoven, Stephanie Renaud of Joel Robinson & Associates are joining the Nightingale team as representatives for Georgia.


04/26/2019 – Nightingale Celebrates Canada's Best Managed Companies Win at Gala

On April 17, 2019, Nightingale celebrated among Canada’s other Best Managed Companies at the annual Best Managed Gala, organized by Deloitte, CIBC, and Queen's Smith School of Business. Nightingale was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for the second year in a row earlier in the year. 

The gala is a night to celebrate the best in Canadian business and culture. At this black-tie event, awards were presented to new Best Managed Winners, as well as some platinum and gold winners who have been named Best Managed for 10-15 years running. 
After the awards ceremony, winning companies were entertained by Alan Doyle — of Great Big Sea fame — and his band. 

Now entering its 26th year, the Best Managed Companies competition recognizes businesses that not only have solid profits, but exceptional strategy, innovation, practices, ethics, commitment to employees, capability for future growth, and drive for continual reflection. It was a fun night for all attendees, and Nightingale was pleased to be part of the celebrations for the second year in a row. 


04/26/2019 – Nightingale’s ‘Emily’ Wins Gold in IDA Awards

Nightingale’s  Emily chair has been awarded the gold prize in product design in the 2019 International Design Awards. Created by designers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs, the International Design Awards recognize and celebrate smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design. Since 2007, they have awarded companies across design disciplines: fashion, architecture, graphic, interior, and product design. Our Emily chair is a newcomer to the awards circuit: this was its first entry, and its first win!

A combination seating and table product, the Emily is vibrant yet soft, with clean lines and a playful shape. It was inspired by W.R. Breen’s youngest granddaughter and will brighten up any environment. Designed to be easily converted, the Emily is perfect for multi-tasking people and multi-purpose spaces.

The IDA recognized Emily for both its design and functionality. It’s easily convertible nature means it fills a void in the lounge and guest seating market. It allows users to do more with less space, facilitating collaboration and creativity.

We are excited that the Emily has received the top ‘gold’ prize in the International Design Awards, and proud that its innovative features have been recognized.

 


03/25/2019 – Three Nightingale products Win Green Good Design Awards

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.

 Winners are selected out of hundreds of applications by members of the European Center’s International Advisory Committee.  Their ultimate goal is to develop a public awareness program that emphasizes global companies that are leaders in developing ecological and sustainable design for our world.

 The Green Good Design Awards are a subset of the Good Design Awards, put on by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture.  Good Design was originally founded in 1950 as a collaboration between the MOMA and the Chicago Athenaeum.

   All award winning products and graphic designs are published in the GOOD DESIGN Yearbook for 2018-2019. 

 

About the MXO: Built after a visitor to our showroom suggested it would be great if a chair could be designed to go back to its original position to maintain a clean, organized boardroom look, the MXO features an automatic lift that brings the chair back to a standard table height and centered rotation. It achieves the symmetrical, clean, organized aesthetic desired by facility managers and designers for collaborative office spaces and classrooms. It is made from 92% recyclable and 83% recycled content and, like all of Nightingale’s products, made in our waste-free facility powered by wind and solar energy.

For us, the future of seating is all about the future of our environment: building products with minimal carbon footprints that are recyclable, sustainable, and durable.

About the LXO:   Perfect for working, meeting, or training, the LXO is the new standard for ergonomic affordable seating. LXO is lightweight and well-proportioned. Available in three models: task, guest, and stool, it combines design, comfort, and ergonomic technology to enhance any modern office. It is a high-performance product with an incredibly light environmental footprint: 90% recyclable and made of 77% recycled content. Like all of Nightingale’s products, made in our waste-free facility powered by wind and solar energy.

For us, the future of seating is all about the future of our environment: building products with minimal carbon footprints that are recyclable, sustainable, and durable.

About the WXO:  The WXO compliments any space with its minimal, functional aesthetic. With fewer parts than traditional task chairs, it is a timeless and environmentally friendly design.  The ideal seating solution for the modern work environment, the WXO is a high-performance ergonomic product with an incredibly light environmental footprint: 94% recyclable and made of 83% recycled content. Like all of Nightingale’s products, made in our waste-free facility powered by wind and solar energy.

For us, the future of seating is all about the future of our environment: building products with minimal carbon footprints that are recyclable, sustainable, and durable.

 


03/14/2019 – Nightingale Wins Bronze in IDA Design Awards

The IC2 wins big again, as it has claimed Bronze in the International Design Awards: Interior Furniture Category. The International Design Awards, based out of California, were conceptualized by a handful of designers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs in 2007 as a response to the lack of recognition and celebration for smart and sustainable, multi-disciplinary design. Now in its 12th year, the International Design Awards exist to recognize, celebrate, and promote legendary design visionaries and uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. The IDA’s goal is to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design worldwide, conceptualizing and producing great work. 

Nightingale is thrilled to receive bronze in the Interior Furniture Category: a great way to kick off our Spring 2019 season. The bronze title recognizes the hard work of our designers, engineers, and product specialists, but especially recognizes the visionary work of chief designer William R. Breen. He came up with the IC2 with the goal of pushing the design envelope of what was expected for an ergonomic office chair, creating something more sleek, minimalistic, and stylish than what had been seen before (without compromising function, support, and comfort). The strength and success of his innovation has been noted by several awards and design agencies, including the German Design Awards, Iconic Awards, APDC Awards, and Good Design Awards. 

The IDA’s recognition of the IC2 as a visionary product design is a testament to Nightingale’s ability to push the envelope of ergonomic seating, rather than simply following static and established trends. Earning accolades in the design world encourages us to keep testing, innovating, and imagining. 
You can find out more about Nightingale’s other recent design awards at https://nightingalechairs.com/awards 


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