December 14, 2012
Nemschoff Earns Nightingale Nod for Advancing Healing Spaces Through Design
Leading Manufacturer’s Valor Collection Receives Nightingale Award for Significant Contribution to Healthcare Environment
Recognized for its ability to deliver stylish and adaptive waiting room solutions at an affordable price point, Nemschoff, along with Herman Miller Healthcare, received an esteemed Nightingale Award for its Valor collection. Earning the silver distinction within the guest seating category, Nemschoff accepted the honor for Valor at this year’s Healthcare Design Conference in Phoenix.
Overcrowded, space-restrictive waiting rooms often inhibit the comfort and overall flow of key facility stakeholders, including patients, visitors and staff. Understanding this challenge, Nemschoff designed Valor, a comprehensive metal collection of lounge, multiple and stack seating solutions, benches and tables, to effectively adjust to any room through its smaller overall footprint, multiple configuration options and coordinating product line. Durable enough to support high-traffic environments and up to 350 pounds of weight, Valor delivers optimal style, quality and flexibility without the expensive price tag.
Among the industry’s leading awards programs for healthcare products related to the built environment, the Nightingale Awards was initiated in the 1990s to celebrate design excellence and innovation. The program’s judging panel of influential healthcare design professionals selected winners, including Nemschoff’s Valor, based on functionality, innovation, aesthetics and, most importantly, their contribution to the healing environment.
About Herman Miller’s Healthcare Businesses
Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff bring over 80 years of combined experience and a deep understanding of healthcare environments to help clients think strategically about their space—beyond furniture. They leverage this rich insight and an unparalleled product offering to create adaptive environments across the care continuum that are better for patients and smarter for business. Through a network of clinical strategists, designers, application specialists and sales professionals, the companies provide research-based, problem-solving solutions to improve working and healing environments. Herman Miller is a charter member of the Health Facility Institute; a Pebble Partner with the Center for Health Design; an Industry Partner of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design; and now a member of the Planetree Visionary Design Network (PVDN), the first manufacturer to be awarded this distinction.