biophilic, healthy & sustainable design for interiors & brands
indoor plants & landscaping
Integrating plants into interior spaces is a fundamental tenet of biophilic design. Vertical garden walls always make a statement while preserved moss alternatives require less light to survive. Hanging plants such as kokedamas can be used for a green canopy effect; air-purifying pot plants help create soft partitions between spaces especially when placed at different heights on shelves.
Natural wall murals showing scenes of prospect and refuge are known to have stress-reducing properties; they are especially useful for small enclosed spaces. Equally, there are plenty of biophilic, nature-inspired wallpapers as an abstract alternative well suited to homes and offices.
Sustainable, earth-friendly materials such as cork, FSC wood, rubber and bamboo are key to our philosophy, as are natural patterns, colours, textures and finishes. This delivers a pure, organic and cohesive aesthetic every time; it also leads us to work with artisans and companies that share a same value system of respecting nature while promoting human health through the built environment.
We promote the use of sit/stand desks and mobility balls; stairwell designs that inspire regular use instead of an elevator; wellness recharge rooms and meditation sessions for mental wellbeing; on-site gyms and shower facilities to promote an active lifestyle; water stations on every floor for hydration and nutritious, low-sugar food options with price incentives for a healthy diet and more.
Natural light is the essential building block of a healthy, green indoor space so needs to be protected at all costs, to the benefit of both plant and human inhabitants! Circadian lighting systems follow the body’s natural rhythm with amber tones early and late, with blue-white tones in the middle of the day can help improve sleep and productivity, especially when combined with individual task lights on office desks for example.
sound & scent
Acoustic solutions such as moss walls and eco flooring panels can reduce ambient noise while also adding biophilic design into a space. We create our own acoustic, world music playlists and have used birdsong in our wellness rooms to great effect. To create a multi-sensory nature experience, aromatherapy can calm and sooth or energise and inspire, making it a 100% natural way of enhancing mood.
healthy building certification
We are affiliated with both the Centre for Active Design FITWEL certification for healthy buildings and the International Living Future Institute for biophilic building certification systems, with LEED certification soon to follow as part of our offer.
indoor air quality
Air-purifying plants such as hanging ivy improve CO2 levels in indoor spaces. For larger offices or residences, an HVAC air filtration system will be needed but for smaller spaces such as bedrooms an air-purifier can make a world of difference. Measures for keeping toxins out in the longer-term include eco-friendly cleaning protocols and walkoff entryway systems… and removing shoes at the front door of a home!