Humans innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.
Incorporating plants in our everyday spaces is human’s affiliation to nature. According to researchers, the everyday person spends 90% indoors, and so the desire to include biophilic properties in public and work spaces is essential for human health and well-being.
WITH PEOPLE SPENDING THE MAJORITY OF THEIR TIME INDOORS, IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER OUR ROOTS.
We’ve separated ourselves from nature, and Biophilia is a reminder that nature supports us in so many ways. Learn how to live a more zen lifestyle through biophilic design…trust us…it feels good.
Research has proven that workers who can see greenery from their desks are less stressed and more productive than those working in a ‘lean’ environment, completing work up to 15% faster and reporting greater job satisfaction.
Studies have shown that live indoor planting can actually reduce staff sick days. By absorbing air-borne toxins, plants can help to improve minor respiratory conditions and headaches caused by indoor air pollution. Not only that, but plants can reduce symptoms of stress and fatigue, reducing the risk of burnout and lowering company sick leave costs.
It’s a well-known fact that plants release oxygen, but did you know that every person in your office needs around five litres of oxygen a minute? And yet the air we breathe is often filled with toxins released from furnishings such as paint and carpets. According to a N.A.S.A. study, plants can remove up to 87% of these toxins in just 24 hours. Now that’s what we call efficiency.
No longer just a plant in a pot, interior landscaping options now include systems that can be used to create soft barriers, forming private areas to meet, work, and relax. What’s more, plants have been proven to absorb noise – an optimised planting display can help reduce noise by around 5 decibels, creating a calmer environment for all.
Find out how you can integrate biophilic design into your space.