|Office Insight | November 25, 2017|
Integra’s Valayo Collection has been named a Nightingale Gold Award winner in the seating/guest lounge category during the recently completed Healthcare Design Conference & Expo in Orlando. Valayo was selected, in part, for meeting the rigorous design, strength and comfort needs required of furniture products for today’s ever-evolving healthcare market.
“We are honored that designers, serving as discerning jurors, selected Valayo among multiple other entries for these two prestigious awards,” said Chandra Putnam, Director of Sales and Marketing for Integra. “The awards validate the innovative work of our design team and the care we take in developing products as a family owned business. We trust our customers will be just as pleased with the design, strength and functionality of these products as the jurors were.”
The Nightingale awards, named after Florence Nightingale and initiated by Contract magazine and The Center for Health Design, recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing.
The Nightingale award follows Valayo being named a Best of NeoCon Silver Award winner in the healthcare guest/lounge seating category during the NeoCon trade show this summer. NeoCon is the world’s largest interior furnishings trade show.
Adaptable enough to complement any commercial interior environment, Valayo’s design is defined by clean, sleek lines and a sophisticated appearance, which adds allure to any interior. Various finish options and almost unlimited fabric options allow designers to customize each piece to harmonize with every environment in which they are working. Chairs have both the wall-saver and clean-out design elements with replaceable or recoverable components for maximum sustainability.
The complete collection features three chair widths of 26”, 32”and 46”, three bench sizes and coordinating tables with a unique and durable wood top option as well as solid surface tops. The chairs and benches are available in both standard and armless versions to comfortably accommodate all users and provide additional design and function flexibility. Steel arms and legs with several powder coat and brushed chrome finish options provide even greater design and durability options.
All units have incredible strength with a 2,000 lb. static, integrated bariatric weight capacity and a 1,000 lb. drop capacity, reducing risk management for the facility. Ease of maintenance with the clean-out design and replaceable components lowers the overall cost of ownership as damaged or worn components/pieces can be recovered, repaired or replaced. Integra also offers a lifetime warranty, which includes use in 24/7 environments.
Valayo Collection Tables
Valayo Collection Benches
Located in southern Wisconsin, Integra Inc., is a family-owned and operated company that has been designing and manufacturing seating and tables for lounge and reception areas since 1982. The company started with Monroe Putnam’s patented “tube and plug” inner construction design. Since then, Integra owners, Monroe and Deena Putnam, have grown Integra into a leading company that accommodates the unique requirements of each customer and end-user, and continually adds new products that exceed customer expectations. Integra sets the standard for products with functional style, durability and flexibility combined with first-class customer service. With a focus on durability and minimizing environmental impact, all Integra seating lines have replaceable components to provide a more sustainable and cost effective solution for any facility.
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