One of the world's largest furniture manufacturers, Teknion enters new venture with Naava in North America


Press release June 11, 2019


Teknion Corporation has announced a new venture with Naava, a Finnish health tech company. Teknion is showing the Naava Healthtech Green Wall in its showroom #1048 during NeoCon, June 10-12, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago.

“Our alliance with Naava enables us to reconnect office workers with nature, creating healthier, happier and more inspiring workplaces, by bringing them in contact with nature every day,” said Steve Delfino, Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Product Management. “Naava Green Wall is scientifically proven to naturalize indoor air, reduce harmful chemicals and optimize humidity. For office workers, it can reduce illness and fatigue while improving cognitive performance. The wall’s benefits are in line with Teknion’s studies on biophilia and can contribute to WELL certification.”

“We are very excited about this new venture with Teknion. As Teknion is a well-recognized, technologically innovative furniture manufacturer with a focus on sustainability in workplace design, this is a perfect match with our company values. Through Teknion's wide dealer network we will be able to help bring the health benefits of nature with Naava to even more offices in North America," said Kati Suomi, VP Sales Partnerships at Naava.  

Naava Green Wall plant species are attractive, resilient and allergy-friendly. They are planted in a soil-less, porous growth medium with special pots to enhance air circulation. The medium activates the microbes of the plants’ root system, enabling air purification efficiency. Combined, these innovations create a biofilter that naturally purifies air. Fans return the air back into the room. Sensors in the wall measure the variables of Naava and its surroundings. Naava’s artificial intelligence analyzes and directs functions automatically. The remote system transmits information (e.g., from weather satellites to prepare for environment changes) to the wall in real time. Automated watering and airflow adjustments are made automatically. In addition to remote monitoring system, regular onsite Naava Service visits ensure Naava stays in top condition and its air purification efficiency stays optimal.


Mark Harris, Manager, Media Relations,

Kati Suomi, VP Sales Partnerships,, +358 40 727 6488 (US: +1 617 504 6338)

Teknion creates furniture that empowers people through design. Dedicated to innovative and sustainable design, Teknion provides a diverse portfolio of office furnishings, seating, ergonomic accessories and architectural products. The company’s versatile and integrated furniture collections support workplace wellness, responding to essential human needs and behaviors. Clients are served through a worldwide network of facilities, showrooms and authorized dealers. To learn more about Teknion, please visit and join Teknion at

Naava is a Finnish health technology company founded in 2012 to reconnect humanity with nature in the built environment. We develop intelligent Naava green wall furniture products, which bring the benefits of nature indoors. Naava is more than a beautiful living wall: it’s also an efficient biological air purifier, humidifier and space divider. Wherever you are should always feel like a walk in the park. Indoors too. All you have to do is: breathe.

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