The winners of the 2013 Nightingale Awards were announced at an awards ceremony on November 18 at the Healthcare Design Conference in Orlando. Sponsored by Contract magazine in conjunction with the Healthcare Design Conference, The Center for Health Design, and Vendome Group, The Nightingale Awards recognize contributions to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that promotes healing. The awards were presented at the conference by Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki and Rosalyn Cama.
A panel of six healthcare architects, interior designers, and facilities managers judged the products. The Best of Competition award went to CF Stinson for its Funnybone fabric.
The category winners are:
Gold: Patcraft for Butterfly Effect
Silver: Mannington Commercial for Design Classics
Fabrics & Textiles
Gold & Best of Competition: CF Stinson for Funnybone
Flooring: Hard Surface & Resilient
Gold: Mannington Commercial for Enlighten
Silver: Mondo for Kayar
Gold: aeris-Impulsmöbel for muvman
Window Shading & Treatments
Gold: MechoSystems for ZipGlide
The Nightingale Product Design Awards program began in 1990. Introduced by Contract magazine’s editors and The Center for Health Design’s founders, the Nightingale Awards remain the industry’s only awards program for healthcare products related to the built environment.
Named after Florence Nightingale, one of the judging criteria for the awards is the product’s contribution to a healing environment. Other criteria include functionality, quality and durability, aesthetics and style, pricing, and innovation. The winners were selected through a jury process just prior to the conference’s opening.
The 2013 jurors were Sachin Behere, senior design consultant, Ambient Experience Design, Philips Design Healthcare; Donald Cremers, senior associate/interior design, HOK; Courtney Johnson, regional interiors practice leader, Perkins+Will; Janet W. Kobylka, principal, Health Design Source; Karen Muraoka, principal, Karen Muraoka Interior Design; and Marjorie Sobylak, senior project manager, interiors, Office of Facilities Development, New York-Presbyterian.