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Why Specify Whitney?

The preferred choice of design professionals


"I am always looking for opportunities to infuse our education design environments with gentle references to nature. The Nature View Collection by Whitney Brothers is charming and well designed, utilizing images of prairie flowers and foliage in combination with natural wood. The secondary color palette with greens and violets is calming instead of the exhausting, overused primary palette so often forced on young learners. The see-though leaf canopy over the "den-like" Nature Reading Haven is a lovely, comforting space. These types of veiled views between spaces add greater depth and layering which is always intriguing. I have not seen anything similar to this unique collection and I will definitely look for future opportunities to specify Whitney Brothers. Biophilic-inspired designs definitely have a place in learning environments today!

Peggy Hoffmann, IIDA, LEED AP, REFP
Design Principal
FGM Architects

"The Nature View Collection is quite an innovative way to bring biophillic aspects into the classroom. The furniture incorporates the right touch of nature to inspire creativity, bring energy into the space, and engage students in their learning environment. I will surely keep Whitney Brothers® top of mind for Early Learning FF&E projects."

Kiasia Singletary
Interior Designer
Fanning Howey Architects


“Whitney Brothers® products exhibit remarkable quality and durability and are sensitively designed for the specific curricular, spatial, and aesthetic needs of our youngest learners. In addition, the ease of working with the Whitney team to customize products and finishes is unparalleled. I recommend Whitney Brothers® to all my clients and strive to specify them on every early childhood project I am privileged to design.”

Stephanie L. Sharkey, Licensed Architect, LEED AP
Senior Project Designer, Architecture & Interiors
Wight & Company


“In 39 years of experience planning and designing residential, corporate and institutional environments, I've developed a steadfast appreciation of supplier brands that show a deep understanding of the environments and users their products are intended for. In the Early Childhood Education segment, it’s clear that Whitney Brothers® innately understands the specialized ergonomic, educational and developmental needs of early learners and their products represent exceptional quality and design excellence at an outstanding value. I specify Whitney Brothers® early learning furniture to our clients with total confidence.”  

Nancy Lohrer, IIDA
Integrated Contract Design, Inc.


“Designing a modern school requires a high level of service in partnership with suppliers to create spaces that are responsive to the educational needs of students. Whitney Brothers® is fantastic in that regard and working with them makes my job easier. Their products are exceptional and their team is unapologetically enthusiastic in its commitment to ensure that each project achieves success. In fact, our recent projects have been total successes in large part due to the support we received from Whitney Brothers® in providing exactly what the client needed. We recommend Whitney Brothers® on any future Early Learning project.”    

Joshua Perrine, Associate AIA, MCPPO / Dore and Whittier Architects


"We specified Whitney Brothers® products for each of the pre-K classrooms in our latest school project and all the teachers love them!  The clean lines and efficient design add flexibility and functionality to the classroom setup and mesh well with our design intentions and aesthetics, and the durability of the products will serve our client well for many years. We are excited to share Whitney Brothers® great variety of furniture and accessory options with our future clients and we look forward to incorporating their timeless designs into many of our firm’s school and library projects."

Jennifer Littlefield, AIA, LEED AP BD+C | Associate / Tappé Associates, Inc.


“Our education clients are especially demanding about the quality, competitive pricing and service of Early Learning furniture. Whitney Brothers® furniture effuses premium design and quality and an intuitive understanding of the specialized ergonomic and spatial needs of early learners, and it's always a pleasure to work with their team. We specify Whitney Brothers® products to our clients without hesitation and with complete confidence the brand delivers the best overall value, period.”

Daniel A. Bisson, AIA / HARRIMAN Architects + Engineers