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A Finnish company with nature sound wellbeing interior design products is looking for European distribution partners

Country of origin:
Country: 
FINLAND
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOFI20210113001
Published
13/01/2021
Last update
14/01/2021
Expiration date
15/01/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Music, records, production and instruments
Other leisure and recreational products and services
Health and beauty aids
Furnishing and Furniture
Hotels and resorts
Manufacture of other electrical equipment
Sound recording and music publishing activities
Specialised design activities
Other human health activities
Artistic creation
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Summary

Summary: 
The Finnish company has created experience-based wellbeing products by bringing together the relaxing nature sound, the tangibility of the vibration of the sound, the scent of the naturally dried kelo wood, and the art of design. To increase their international exports, the company is looking for partners in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, for distribution services agreement or commercial agency agreement.

Description

Description: 

The company's unique interior design products bring nature closer to people and helps them to relax.

Sound playing dried kelo wood plays relaxing vibrating sounds of nature. The dried wood acts as the membrane of a normal speaker cone, the sound is driven to the wood which makes the wood vibrate. The sounds from the wood play at the range of 360°, filling an entire room with nature sounds. The sounds are easily controlled with a mobile application. The sound playing wood is suitable for different types of premises, for example lobbies, offices, yoga studios, spas and private homes.

Kelo is naturally dried pine tree in the Finnish forest. For the pine tree to become kelo, the drying process and the dropping of the bark takes a minimum of 120 years. The age of the kelo in the Finnish company's products varies between 250 and 550 years.

All sound playing wood products are fully handmade in Finland, each product is made of a unique piece of wood and carefully chosen from the leftover wood pieces of the log builders.

The company also makes sauna sound systems, making the sauna walls resonate and play nature sounds. The technology is hidden into the structure of the sauna and the equipment is water and heatproof. The installation can be made during the building phase, renovation, or to an already built sauna with small changes. The sounds are easily controlled with a mobile application.

The Finnish company is now looking for new distribution and reselling partners in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, the partnership agreement is considered to be in the form of distribution services agreement or commercial agency agreement. The exact form of partnership will be discussed between the Finnish company and the potential partner.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
It is proven that nature sounds are relaxing and calming, and by connecting back to nature people feel better. The Finnish company's products bring nature closer. They are an innovative combination of nature soundscape, the vibration of the sound, the scent of the naturally dried kelo wood, and the art of the design. When pressing the ear to the sound playing wood, there is a deeper experience of the sound. As the wood vibrates, the nature feels closer. The Finnish company plants a tree for each purchase of the sound playing wood to a protected area in the country the product is sold to, providing the information of the coordinates and the species of the planted tree. With each downloaded rare animal sound or really specific sound of a certain area, a donation will be provided to the protection of that certain rare animal or area. Sound playing wood has ecological recyclable packaging without plastic. All possible plastic parts in the product are biodegradable.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for a partner, that would act as their representant in their region or country. The exact form of partnership will be discussed between the company and the partner. The company is also looking for resellers.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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Sound playing wood - interior design

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Sound playing wood - three different sizes