Ventilation may be your next design choice

They used to be boring old metal grilles on the wall or on the ceiling. Not anymore. You can turn the covers of your ventilation ducts as pieces of art.

Visual aspects are often ignored while choosing a proper ventilation system for your real estate. Obviously, the most important things that matter while making a decision are often technical functionality, suitability for the premises and user-friendliness. But if you value good design in furniture and office space, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t include your ventilation system as a part of your overall interior design. But how?

Ventilation ducts are often protected by covers made of metal. Covers have two functions: they hide all HVAC solutions e.g. sprinklers, fire alarms, lamps, and sound system device behind the ceiling, and they spread air evenly to the room. So covering is based mainly on technical demands. On the other hand, covers can add some individual touch to premises.


Growing popularity of individual choices

If a customer wants to have custom-made solutions, AirD is ready to cooperate with an interior designer or an architect, or to make suggestions for the customer based on his requirements. A cover is custom-made and decorated according to customer’s desires. LED lamps can be installed in a cover.

Architect Roope Elojärvi of Sigge Arkkitehdit, Architects’ Office operating in Turku and Helsinki, has designed covers for ventilation ducts. Elojärvi prefers minimalistic style in his design if possible.

“Individual solutions are becoming more and more popular also in ventilation systems”, Elojärvi says.


Protects the valuable technology

Roope Elojärvi works in close cooperation with technical planners representing AirD and a constructor company to ensure that all technical requirements are met.

In AirD’s product, a metal cover protects sensors and other technology fundamental to the solution itself. AirD solution monitors the indoor air quality in the entire premises 24/7. The sensors are integrated, often wirelessly, to a server running the whole smart ventilation system. Indoor air quality data collected by sensors is used to optimize ventilation to provide good air quality automatically and in real-time.

Read more about the technology inside the AirD’s solution in our previous blog.

Tuomo Tarvas