Raven & Wood is a design and research agency with a mission to improve human health by means of integrative spatial design. We work with leaders and decision-makers to enable them to enhance human health and thrive in private and public organizations and in their respective reference groups.

Healthcare costs are on the rise as we live longer than ever, and are more overweight and depressed than ever. Reasons for the health issues are by far less individual and more environmental than are often thought of. We approach built human environments from perspective of human health and thrive. Designing our environments to support our well-being is preventative healthcare. 



Research


Health is connectedness, thrive, creativity, productivity, decreased medical costs and increased social and financial capital. To design for healthy environments of the future, we need to think about tomorrow's health, technologies, material flows and policy-making today. 

Analysis


In the world of increasingly scarce material resources, it is crucial to scrutinize and work on what already exists. To increase immaterial resources, it is equally essential to probe into our needs, challenges, dreams and visions. This introspective analysis is a beginning of a transformation. 

Design


Health is a long-term investment. To design for the investment is to create affordances of thrive. The affordances empower individuals and enable social encounters. They facilitate sense of freedom and safety, nurture both physically and mentally, and transmit respect and care. 

Implementation


High quality is respect towards the users of the spaces and towards others in a team. Working with local suppliers and experts, using socially and environmentally sustainable materials and products, and sourcing vintage and reused when possible make the foundation of our work. •

FEATURED IN

Aivotutkimus ohjaa työtilasuunnittelua
[Brain research guides workspace design]
Interview. Kauppalehti Toimitilat.
October 9, 2018



Kauneus, koti ja hyvinvointi
[Beauty, home and well-being]
Interview. Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle’s morning TV show.
September 15, 2018 



Koti ei ole trendejä eikä sosiaalista mediaa varten
[A home is not for trends or social media]
Interview. Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle’s morning radio show.
September 14, 2018.
Podcast in Finnish 
 
     

Muotoileeko ympäristö meitä?
[Do our environments design us?]

Interview. Helsinki Design Weekly radio show.
August 17, 2018. Podcast in Finnish 



Pragmatism, light and nature: How does Finnish design contribute to peacemaking?  September 2017


Enter and Encounter Curator Talks begin: Design and conflict resolution 
September 2017


FEATURES




Coming in October 2018.




© Raven & Wood Agency, 2018.