Isku Interior introduces the world’s first inclusive and versatile collection of antimicrobial furniture at Orgatec

Isku Interior presents the world’s first inclusive and versatile collection of antimicrobial furniture at the Orgatec 2016 fair in Cologne. In public spaces, we share and touch different surfaces and this exposes us for possible infections. For that reason, Isku has developed antimicrobial collection with its partners and research parties. Isku is a family-owned company established in 1928 in Finland. Isku designs and develops, produces and markets furniture and comprehensive interior solutions for homes, schools, offices, healthcare facilities as well as for all public spaces.

Working individually and together in shared spaces sets requirements for the industry. Isku has taken a great step forward and has created a solution where design, comfort, functionality and safety meet. Isku’s innovation is based on copper and silver technology on surfaces, fabrics and coatings that actively prevent contaminations. Isku’s furniture are a safe choice because there is no chemicals used and that makes it purely 100% natural. Isku is presenting the collection at the Orgatec fair, stand Q050 P051.

Antibiotic resistance is increasing and new ways of preventing contagious illnesses are needed. Antimicrobial materials in furniture and surfaces are an effective solution to prevent illnesses together with washing hands and regular cleaning. “We have the world’s first inclusive and versatile collection of antimicrobial furniture. With correct materials we can decrease up to 60% of HCAI (healthcare associated infections) and 20% of sick-leaves at schools and offices”, says Isku Health Product Marketing Manager Anne Laitinen.

Isku’s experts introduce the significance of the antimicrobial solutions for well-being. Isku’s antimicrobial collection is the result of long-term product development. Antimicrobial materials effectivity is proved by series of testing and there is wide range of international scientific research behind the product development. The materials in the collection also eliminate bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics – so called super bacteria and even viruses. ”Isku’s antimicrobial furniture collection is Finnish design made in Finland. Contagious diseases and antibiotic resistance are growing global problem. This is way Isku Health-collection has its clear marketplace around the world”, says Isku’s VP Sales Global Markets Tapio Sieviläinen. 

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Further Information:                                                                                                  

Anne Laitinen, Product Marketing Manager, Isku Interior Oy, anne.laitinen@isku.com, +358 50 436 7050

Tapio Sieviläinen, VP Sales Global markets, Isku Interior Oy, tapio.sievilainen@isku.com +358 40 673 7800

Isku is a family-owned company established in 1928 in Lahti, Finland. Isku designs and develops, produces and markets furniture and comprehensive interior solutions for homes, schools, offices, healthcare facilities as well as for all public spaces. The company operates across Finland, the Nordics, the Baltics, Poland, Russia and the Middle East. Isku furniture is produced from high-quality raw materials at its factory in Lahti. Isku applies ISO 9001 quality management system and is active in sustainability: Isku was the first furniture company in the furniture industry in the Nordic countries to receive certification for its original environmental system in compliance with the ISO 14001 standard. Today all Isku’s production is PEFC certified.  The certified tracking system for wood origins ensures that the wood used in the company’s products comes from forests that are managed in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.