CF Stinson

CF Stinson Captures Multiple Prestigious Nightingale Awards, Including Best of Competition, at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference

New Orleans -- CF Stinson, a leading resource for commercial textiles for more than 60 years, announced today that the company captured multiple prestigious Nightingale Awards at the annual Healthcare Design Conference. Stinson’s designMix with colorAI, an innovative visual design platform, won the Nightingale Best in Competition and Gold Awards in the technology and integrated solutions category. Stinson dominated the fabrics and textiles category with a Gold Award for Balance with Sunbrella® Assure, and a Silver Award for the Chiaroscuro Collection. Held November 2-5, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference the is the premier design exposition and conference for healthcare interiors in North America.


Presented by Healthcare Design and Contract in partnership with the Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing. Named after Florence Nightingale, the awards recognize an outstanding product’s contribution to the healing environment, as well as additional functionality, durability, and quality.


designMix with colorAI is an innovative visual design platform that makes specifying easy, efficient, and fun. The designMix drag and drop interface allows designers to quickly create design boards with Stinson fabrics and their own images, colors and labels. Using the available visualization tools, designers can preview materials applied to furniture in proper scale instantly. Stinson’s proprietary colorAI technology allows designers to pull colors from their own inspirational images and immediately find fabrics that coordinate. designMix is a collaborative platform that can be used on multiple devices including desktops and tablets.


Balance with Sunbrella® Assure

Balance featuring Sunbrella Assure is the healthcare industry’s first textile collection that includes Sunbrella Assure which is a sustainably engineered, fluorine-free technology that delivers water-based stain repellency and enhanced durability. Balance features obvious biophilic elements such as leaves and flowers, and subtler references include nighttime constellations and landscape vistas. The soothing effect of strong symmetry is leveraged while the repetition of shapes establishes a predictability that is comforting. All patterns in the Balance collection are woven in the USA, and have achieved GREENGUARD Gold, OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and Facts Silver Certifications, in addition to Prop 65 and Healthier Hospitals Initiative Compliances.

6 textiles | 43 colors


The Chiaroscuro Collection

Evoking a soft focused mood, The Chiaroscuro Collection blends expressive colors, interesting yarns and weave details with fresh, modern imagery to create a luxurious yet practical group of performance fabrics. True to its name, this integrated collection explores light and shadow to create dramatic effects. Sophisticated and sometimes unexpected color combinations cross the collection and provide opportunity for mixing and matching in the same interior space. The patterns in Chiaroscuro have been engineered to exceed high performance standards for healthcare environments.

8 Textiles | 66 colors

About CF Stinson

Established in 1952, CF Stinson purveys innovative commercial textiles that exceed customer expectations for design, innovation, performance, value, sustainability and service.