Press Releases

10/13/2020 – Nightingale is a 2020 MUSE Design Award Winner

Nightingale is ecstatic to reveal that our WXO series chair is a Gold Winner of the 2020 MUSE Design Awards. 

The MUSE Design Awards honour design professionals whose work is thoughtful, groundbreaking and innovative. The MUSE awards showcase products that have timeless and inspired designs. 

In 2019, our NLC chair won the Silver MUSE Design Award. This year’s improved standing with the WXO’s gold win is a testament to Nightingale’s relentless pursuit of forward-thinking product design and innovation. 

The WXO is an ergonomic task chair with a sleek and simple design. The simplicity of the WXO means fewer parts and a lighter environmental footprint. The WXO is a seamless combination of minimalist design and superb ergonomic support. 

Notable design features of the WXO include: 

  • our contoured Ablex™ mesh back which allows air to pass freely and provides dynamic lumbar support 
  • our waterfall seat design which alleviates pressure and tension while promoting good posture
  • our standard Enersorb™ seat foam on the upholstered option adds an extra layer of comfort by conforming to your body, improving circulation and relieving pressure points

The WXO can be manipulated in a variety of ways to ensure the best sitting experience. With adjustable arms, along with our two-position tilt lock and pneumatic height adjustment and innovative Torglider™ mechanism, the WXO provides the user with ultimate ergonomic performance in a simplistic package. The refined WXO allows for less fuss and more focus, making it the perfect working chair.  

Nightingale is very excited to have the WXO be a 2020 MUSE Design Gold winner and looks forward to creating new products that will be recognized for their creativity, quality, innovation and design.

08/11/2020 – MBOT

Nightingale is proud to announce our membership with Mississauga Board of Trade! 

This new membership will allow us to connect and collaborate with other small, medium or large sized companies in Mississauga. Nightingale is now part of a group of influential Mississauga businesses, with the opportunity to expand our local business ventures. Our relationship with MBOT also bolsters brand recognition along with creating new partnerships, learning opportunities, and connections. 

Previously recognized by MBOT in 2019 with the International Trade Award, Nightingale has proven itself as a company with successful international reach and recognition. This year with our MBOT membership now is the time to expand our local market and strive to become a well-rounded company with both prosperous international, and now local, influence. 

Mississauga Board of Trade has a vision to be the pre-eminent voice for Business in Mississauga, with the mission statement to Connect, Champion and Advance Mississauga Business. This membership with MBOT exposes Nightingale to various local networks, events, discounts, partnerships and recognition amongst other prominent Mississauga businesses. We are proud to be a strong supporting member of Mississauga Board of Trade and look forward to the local business prospects that lie ahead.

06/16/2020 – Nightingale Named Canada's Greenest Employer

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

Canada’s Greenest Employers evaluates companies that have developed exceptional sustainability initiatives and their success in reducing the organization’s carbon footprint. Companies are also evaluated on the degree that the employees are involved and the extent to which these initiatives have become linked to their public identity.

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.

As part of Nightingale’s continuing commitment to the environment, Nightingale offers various products that are certified by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.

“Nightingale’s team of employees are committed to making a difference by creating quality ergonomic products that are good for your body and for the planet” notes President Ed Breen.

This designation is an acknowledgement of Nightingale’s dedication to the environment and leading the industry to create a sustainable future. Nightingale is proud to have been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2020.

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 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.