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Biophilic
Office Design

We spend an alarming 90% of our lives indoors, often going hours at a time without access to natural light. Biophilic Office Design is about creating natural features in your office, which numerous studies show dramatically reduces stress and absenteeism and increases productivity and wellbeing. In fact, one study proved that introducing natural elements and plants in your office can lower stress and anxiety by 37% and tiredness by 38%. 

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Harness Biophilic Office Design

Many companies, schools and hotels are now clocking on to Biophilic Office Design by creating green and natural spaces indoors. They not only improve employee wellbeing but enhance acoustics by being excellent at absorbing sounds, they also clean the air and absorb humidity in the most natural way. As someone who spent over a decade in the corporate world, Paola understands more than anyone how effective green spaces are for both physical and mental wellbeing of employees. Since setting up Ninfa Studio, she has created stunning statement pieces for residential, commercial and office spaces making reconnection to nature indoors her mission.

Get in touch for bespoke biophilic artwork for your office, or browse products below.

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Why Biophilic Office Design?

“Biophilic Design is a human-centered approach aimed at improving our connection to nature and natural processes in the buildings where we live and work. This improved connection can benefit our wellbeing by reducing stress and improving recuperation – helping to cut costs and improve outcomes in the built environment. More than just a new design trend, Biophilic Design should be seen as a universal design ethos – after all, at some point in our lives we’ve all had positive experiences of nature. So, implementing it isn’t necessarily about spending money, but recognizing the many ways that we can connect to nature through the culture and design of spaces that are so important to us.”

 

OLIVER HEATH, Director of Oliver Heath Design

  • What is the benefit of a moss wall?
    A moss wall offers a multitude of benefits for both aesthetics and well-being. It provides a stunning, natural element that enhances the beauty of any space. Beyond its visual appeal, moss walls also improve indoor air quality by absorbing humidity and purifying the air. They require minimal maintenance and can contribute to a calming, stress-reducing atmosphere. Additionally, moss walls are sustainable and eco-friendly, making them an excellent choice for environmentally conscious biophilic design.
  • What moss do you use?
    We carefully select our preserved moss suppliers, all based in Europe and certified to use sustainable harvesting methods. There various species of preserved moss for our moss walls like Reindeer Moss (Cladonia rangiferina), Bun Moss (Dicranum scoparium), Flat Moss (Hypnum), Rock Moss and many others. Each type has unique textures and color shades, allowing for creative and customized designs to suit any preference and space.
  • Do moss walls smell?
    Preserved moss walls do not have a strong or unpleasant odor. The preservation process involves treating the moss to maintain its natural appearance and texture while removing any potential odors. The glues we use are also toxic-free and do not keep any odor over time. The result is a moss wall that is odorless and suitable for indoor use, contributing to a fresh and inviting atmosphere.
  • How long do moss walls last?
    With proper care and maintenance, our preserved moss walls can last for many years. The preservation process ensures that the moss remains vibrant and beautiful, and it does not require watering or direct sunlight. Avoiding exposure to direct sunlight, excessive moisture or direct heat can help extend the longevity of your moss wall, making it a sustainable and long-lasting addition to your interior decor. The longest-lasting type of moss is reindeer moss, which can last well over 10 years when kept in optimal conditions.
  • Can a moss wall survive winter?
    Preserved moss walls are designed for indoor use and are not suited for outdoor installations. Draughts and humidity can damage the preserved moss, affecting its appearance and longevity. To ensure the optimal lifespan of your moss wall, it's important to keep it in a controlled indoor environment, away from draughts and humidity.
  • What is Biophilic Office Design?
    Biophilic office design is the increasing trend of bringing the outdoors into the workplace to create better working environments and enhance employee wellbeing. A common misconception is that biophilic office design involves simply adding lots of plants and shrubbery around your office, but it’s far more complex than that, involving a more comprehensive approach to layout and design.
  • How do you create a Biophilic Design in office?
    There are several ways to incorporate biophilic office design elements without extensive structural renovations. Key ways are to welcome natural sunlight through removing any obstructions to windows. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, using the right artificial light is key. Next, introduce greenery at different levels, for example our preserved reindeer moss wall art, which lasts years, needs no maintenance, cleanses the air and absorbs humidity.
  • What are the benefits of Biophilic Design in office?
    Biophilic office design offers numerous benefits for employees. Studies by universities such as Harvard and the University of Exeter have shown it improves cognitive functions, boosts productivity by 6%, enhances creativity by 15% and innovation, reduces stress and increases overall well-being among employees.
  • What is the difference between Biophilia and Biophilic Design?
    Biophilia is a concept that began in the 1970s, relating to the inherent connection between human beings and other living things. On the other hand, biophilic design is the intentional incorporation of natural elements into a space to create a more attractive and sensory-rich environment. Biophilic office design harnesses the concept of biophilia and applies it in offices, schools, restaurants and hotels.
  • What is the Biophilic Office Design trend?
    The biophilic office design shows how corporations are becoming more and more aware of the benefits that are proven to affect employee's health, productivity and creativity incorporating biophilic design elements into their offices. The focus will be on incorporating nature into workplaces: integrating elements such as plants, natural materials like wood and stone and elements of water and light to create a more harmonious and rejuvenating environment for employees.
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Benefits of  Biophilic Office Design

Biophilic Design in the Workplace can:

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