Apila Health Care

The Site

Occupational healthcare center Apila has gotten new extended premises. Along with its extension Apila is now able to offer even better occupational healthcare services for its customers. The interior of the premises was also renewed during the extension project and antimicrobial furniture is being used extensively in the renewal. The renovation of the premises started in summer 2016. Seppo Peltomaa (Arkkitehtuuritoimisto Seppo Peltomaa Oy) worked as the architect of this project and Isku Interior’s Tiina Jalava was responsible for interior design.

The Solution

“All touch surfaces in Apila’s premises are antimicrobial. The blue coloring used in the premises radiates cleanliness and health, it also reflects the colors used in company’s logo”, says interior designer Tiina Jalava.

There’s one special feature in Apila’s premises. All of the new furniture and touch surfaces are antimicrobial. After Apila moved to its current premises in 2013 they were the first company in Finland to have Isku’s antimicrobial furniture. Now that Isku’s product development has gone forward, Apila’s premises got furnished with nothing but antimicrobial furniture. Every chair of Apila has an antimicrobial fabric on them and chairs with painted legs are painted with antimicrobial paint. All the workers have now an electrically adjustable work table and table tops of them are made of antimicrobial laminate. Other tables in Apila have the same feature in them too. The walls of the healthcare center are painted with antimicrobial paint.

“We want to invest in both our customers and workers well-being. Antimicrobial furniture and surfaces are proved to decrease the spread of infections”, told Riikka Mattila, the CEO of Apila.

We want to invest in both our customers and workers well-being. Antimicrobial furniture and surfaces are proved to decrease the spread of infections.
Riikka Mattila, the CEO of Apila

The antimicrobial feature of Isku’s furniture is based on silver and copper technology. Antimicrobial furniture decreases and even eliminates infections, bacteria and viruses that spread via touching surfaces. Furniture are suitable for many environments, not just hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Schools, day care centers, offices and other public spaces with critical touching points are also potential premises for antimicrobial furniture and surfaces to be used in. In hospital circumstances the financial investment that is put in to antimicrobial products, pays itself back approximately in three months. A comparison operated in school world decreased infections by 20 %.