Press Releases

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 third 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 27th 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 

03/14/2019 – Nightingale Winner in Canadian Business Awards

Nightingale Winner in Canadian Business Awards


Nightingale has been selected as a winner in the Canadian Business Awards by Corporate Vision (CV) Magazine for our performance in 2018. In this year’s round of the Canadian Business Awards, Corporate Vision looked for companies whose performance was strong despite oil price scares in 2017 and trade uncertainties with the United States. Businesses in Canada who not only have strong financials but also strong company ethics were heralded for their efforts, and Nightingale’s commitment to our employees’ job-security, work environment, and work-life balance were praised as contributing to our continual success. Despite challenges to the Canadian economy, Nightingale had a strong year. In addition to expanding our product line, we expanded our roster by hiring a variety of wonderful sales reps. According to Edward Faulkner, Coordinator of the CV awards, these two growth markers were key in Nightingale’s being named one of the top Canadian businesses of 2018.


You can read more about Corporate Vision magazine at their website:


For more about Nightingale’s awards and recognitions, please check out our brand new awards page on our website, which can be found at

03/07/2019 – Nightingale Named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies: Again!

For the second consecutive year, Nightingale has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies by Deloitte, CIBC, and Queen’s School of Business. Canada’s most prestigious award for businesses, the Best Managed title demonstrates a business’s incredibly high-calibre standards and practices, as well as high promise of future growth. The Best Managed title is coveted and difficult to achieve; hundreds of companies fill out a 20 page application in the hopes of being named one of the 50 Best Managed. The application thoroughly scrutinizes all aspects of business: strategy, capability and innovation, commitment to employees, audited financials, material changes, philanthropic initiatives, and growth potential.

A multi-year research investigation of Canadian business by Deloitte, “Canada 175,” found that Canada’s Best Managed companies are more successful than the average Canadian business, according to several quantifiable factors. Most of Canada’s 1.2 million businesses are privately owned, yet only about 55% of the companies that existed five years ago are still in business today. Even when firms survive, they often struggle to grow. The Canadian companies that fare best both at home and abroad demonstrate “exceptional strategy, capability, commitment, and return on investment,” according to the report. Winners of the Best Managed companies program are a select group of privately held companies that excel in these ways.

Nightingale is honored to receive the Best Managed Award. It is a recognition of the dedicated, high-quality company we know ourselves to be, and is a testament to the collective work of our great team of employees.

For more information on the Canada 175 report by Deloitte, go to

01/16/2019 – Nightingale Receives WSIB Reward for Strong Commitment to Workplace Safety

Nightingale is proud to receive a WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board) reward for 2018. WSIB is awarded to businesses who demonstrate a strong commitment and adherence to workplace safety concerns. It takes injury claims, industry standards, and health and safety maintenance into consideration. This is Nightingale’s second year winning the WSIB award.

The WSIB award is a big deal in the manufacturing industry, where workplace accidents are more likely to occur than other sectors—especially when big firms cut corners in the name of saving costs. At Nightingale, we always value the health and safety of our people more than our bottom line. This is why we continually test our factory and all supervisors to ensure they meet our rigorous health and safety standards. Our factory is free from harmful chemicals or off-gassing that exists in many plants, and is LEED, BIFMA Level 2, Greenguard, and ISO 9001:2008 certified. Because we know that the success and quality of our products stems from the success and happiness of our employees, we are committed to providing a good work-life balance and a high quality of life for all of our workers. Health and safety are of utmost importance to us, and we are proud to have our efforts recognized by being given a WSIB reward for the second year in a row.

About the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is an independent trust agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. They are committed to delivering what matters to the workers and employers of Ontario: fast, accessible service and fair benefits at a fair price. For more information, visit

01/04/2019 – 5 Nightingale Products Win Prestigious Good Design Awards

Nightingale’s Trullo, Stratford, EC5, Danforth, and WXO were all winners in ‘product design’ in the Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Awards.  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 awards program recognized worldwide. It presents the best new examples in design and home furnishings and honours the yearly achievement of the best world designers and manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence. Good Design aims to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and honour industry leaders that have chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive 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. That five of our products won is a testament to the hard work of our in-house design, production, and testing teams, who are the true innovators behind Nightingale’s success.

You can read more about the Good Design Award winners at

You can read more about Nightingale’s Trullo, Stratford, EC5, Danforth, and WXO at

11/29/2018 – Nightingale’s IC2 Wins ICONIC Award for Innovative Interior Product Design

Nightingale has been awarded a 2019 Iconic Award for product design. Organized by the German Design Council, the Iconic Awards honor the very best in interior design, particularly the combination of design and engineering to produce premium quality projects and products. 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.

The IC2 will be featured in the January 2019 issue of ICONIC Magazine in advance of the IMM Cologne Furniture Fair. It will also appear in the ICONIC WORLD online gallery, organized by the German Design Council.  With the mantra of “Design is differentiation,” the German Design Council is one of the world’s leading centers for expertise in design.  They believe that design makes brands strong – and companies successful: 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.  Nightingale is excited to be selected for the 2018 Iconic Award and the German Design Council, as it demonstrates the growing international recognition of our quality products.