From forest bathing to outdoor wellness retreats, access to nature has been proven to have a profound impact on our humour and mood. Indeed, a recent Human Spaces Global Report found that workers in environments with natural design elements reported a 15% increase in creativity and a 6% higher level of productivity.
Enter biophilic design. Simply put, it seeks to incorporate nature into the built environment, either through architectural devices or simple interior changes.
Ideally, we’d all be able to position our desks so that they’re looking out onto a lush garden, allowing the calming allure of nature to be part of our daily routine. While this isn’t always possible, there are other ways to bring the outdoors in.
The Albero Plant Stand by Zanotta offers a practical solution for plant hanging that doesn’t involve drilling holes in the wall.
We can also incorporate textures and surfaces that remind us of the natural world. Paola Lenti’s iridescent colour palettes are great at capturing the outdoor’s full chromatic spectrum, and can be used to add comfort and life to contemporary home offices.