Contract magazine, The Center for Health Design, and The Vendome Group announced the winners of The Nightingale Awards at the Healthcare Design.11 conference in Nashville in November. Wieland won the Nightingale Best of Competition Award for the SleepToo by Wieland. The Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that enhances healing.
SleepToo by Wieland is an innovative sofa that provides comfortable and inviting accommodations for patients’ family members and visitors. The center module raises to become a tabletop surface with seating to encourage interaction, as well as provide space to dine, rest, and even work. The durable table, which can function as a seat and hold up to 500 pounds, is adjustable to three heights. Ottomans and storage options are available to complete the set. Five different sofa lengths and a variety of finishes lend to design flexibility.
The other Nightingale Awards winners were: Colonial Bronze/CuVerro Olin Brass for CuSalus Antimicrobial Copper Hardware; Momentum Textiles for Silica; Nurture by Steelcase for Empath Recliner; and cf stinson for The Esprit Collection Privacy Curtains for Healthcare. The three Honorable Mentions were awarded to Mannington Commercial for the Vivendi Collection; KI for Soltice 7; and Chinook Acoustics Inc. for HUSH Curtain Acoustical Privacy Panels.
A jury of healthcare architects, interior designers, and facilities managers judged the products. To view and evaluate the entries, jurors visited exhibitors’ booths at Healthcare Design.11. Jurors were Leilani Barkan, interior designer in the office of construction at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland; Chia Ling Khoo, an associate at Callison in Seattle; Marie Lukaszeski, an interior designer at Interior Design Solutions (IDS) in Lafayette, Louisiana; Barbara Miszkiel, a principal at Stantec Architecture in Toronto; and Karen Muraoka, a senior associate at Architects Hawaii in Honolulu.