Interwoven Receives Two Nightingale Awards for Embra and Ezzeri Collections at Healthcare Design Expo
Interwoven, a brand of Kimball International, is honored to announce the reception of two Nightingale Awards at this year’s Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. Embra, a family of seating including freestanding lounge, modular lounge and sleep sofas, received an Innovation Award in the category Seating: Guest Lounge. Ezzeri, a family of patient loungers and chairs, received the Silver Award in the category Patient: Seating.
The Nightingale Awards, the industry’s leading program to recognize products related to the healthcare-built environment, are named for Florence Nightingale, a tireless advocate for the improvement of care and conditions in military and civilian hospitals in the 1800s. The judging criteria for the awards is the product’s contribution to a healing environment along with aesthetics and innovation; contribution or solution for clinical or operational outcomes; durability, functionality, and quality; environmental sustainability; industry certifications and standards; and list price. To evaluate the entries, jurors visited exhibitors’ booths before the Healthcare Design Expo opened to examine the products, hear the story of their design and development, and ask questions.
Embra, designed by 5D Studio, is a thoughtfully designed family of seating including freestanding lounge, sleep sofas, and modular community seating. Featuring clean, modern lines and an elevated design aesthetic, Embra allows users to feel welcome, connected and comfortable. Purposeful elements like custom-designed LED lighting, integrated USB A/C power, softened edge surfaces, and storage creates productive and comfortable environments for guests in both public and patient spaces. Embra’s unique construction leverages a platform structural rail base, balanced on cast aluminum legs that can be easily added onto to create modular configurations without having legs side by side, creating a clean aesthetic that is as functional as it is beautiful.
Ezzeri, also designed by 5D Studio, combines the egress capabilities of a patient chair with the comfort and utility of a patient recliner to redefine the patient seating category. Reimagined as a visually elegant hybrid, Ezzeri offers an innovative, light-scale, and agile solution that is more responsive to the needs of patients, caregivers, and healthcare facilities. Ezzeri’s sleek and clean design transcends aesthetic form by giving careful consideration to caregivers’ practical needs. Effortless to operate and maneuver and occupying a minimal footprint, Ezzeri is thoughtfully designed to support efficiency within healthcare settings.
Interwoven is a clinical product brand delivering innovative solutions for the health market by leveraging research and design thinking to develop products that can help improve the delivery of care. Interwoven is a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc., (NASDAQ:KBAL), a publicly-traded company dedicated to its Guiding Principles and recognized as a highly-trusted company and an employer of choice. To learn more about how Interwoven is challenging the status quo in health, visit www.InterwovenHealth.com