Naava and Delos spread health together
Wellness real estate and technology company Delos has announced a strategic investment and partnership with Naava, a Finnish health technology firm.
Naava specialises in the development of smart active green walls, which Delos has identified as “a mechanism to address numerous aspects of human health and wellness within the built environment”. Naava’s innovation brings fresh forest air and nature indoors, improving air quality.
“We are excited about the potential that our investment in Naava will have on the future of the built environment, and we look forward to introducing their smart green wall technology in the United States market,” says Paul Scialla, founder and CEO of Delos. “Naava green walls are a visual statement that an organisation is embracing health and wellness within the built environment from both a biophilic design and indoor air quality improvement standpoint.”
One of the first installations of Naava products in the US will be at Delos’ new Manhattan office, which will feature 24 green walls and also function as a showroom for Delos’ customers.
Naava co-founder and CEO Aki Soudunsaari says that the company’s vision is to have a billion people breathing Nordic forest air by 2025.
“In the modern world we spend approximately 90 per cent of our time indoors, where we may breathe contaminated air and are often disconnected from nature and its benefits,” he says. “We at Naava are reconnecting humanity with nature, by embracing millions of years of natural innovation with latest technologies and Scandinavian design.”
Only a few weeks earlier, Naava collected 2.2 million euros in a crowdfunding round. Prior to this, the company completed a funding round worth 3.2 million euros and established its first international production facility in New Jersey, US.
Good News from Finland featured Naava, then known as Naturvention, in 2014. Read the feature here.