Raven & Wood is a design and research agency with a mission to improve human health by means of integrative spatial design. Founded in 2018 by Heini Lehtinen, Raven & Wood Agency specialises in spatial health with a special focus on emotional health.
    We approach spatial health through analysis and facilitation of connectedness to ourselves, to others, to the environment, time and energy. Ability to connect requires trust, respect and care, and it depends upon social and environmental reciprocity and the experience of hope. All these are elements of emotional well-being, and can be evoked and enhanced through design of our everyday environments.
Raven & Wood Agency works with leaders and decision-makers to enable them to enhance human health and thrive in private and public organisations and in their respective reference groups. We design workspaces, schools and daycare facilities, healthcare facilities, hospitality and private residencies. We conduct spatial health strategies and WELL Building Standard™ consultation. We work on design research and creative direction.
    Raven & Wood Agency’s headquarters is located in Brussels, Belgium. We work internationally and with a network of highly skilled designers, architects and experts who share our values – respecting and taking care of others and the environment.

Healthcare costs are on the rise as we live longer than ever, and are more overweight and depressed than ever. Today, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. By consequence, individuals, communities and organisations suffer from a loss of energy, motivation, performance and profits.

Reasons for the increasing health issues are far less individual than are often thought of. Both mental health and overweight issues are largely due to contextual factors and could be decreased or prevented by shifts in our environment. Focusing on social sustainability of built environments and designing our environments to support our well-being is preventive healthcare.

Our physical and social environments have a response in our bodies and brains. Human beings prefer certain environmental elements that are perceived safe and beneficial. How our environments nurture or reject us has a profound impact on our health.

Raven & Wood Agency brings together Scandinavian functional design background and Dutch conceptual thinking with a sensuous, ever-so-surreal Belgian undertone. We back up our intuition with research and facts. We dig into dreams and visions to make them come true. For us, health is pleasure and beauty is a function.

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 mail[a]ravenandwood.agency
Rue Jean Chapelié, 5
1050 Brussels

VAT BE647873490
Founder, Creative Director
Heini Lehtinen

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