Biophilic design is based on the connectivity of design and nature. It is thought to reduce stress and enhance creativity. We love the benefits and aesthetic of this style.
In a time when wellbeing and sustainability are at the top of our priority lists, biophilia (love of life) and biomimicry (imitation of nature in design) are perfectly attuned to a modern way of living. It is not a new phenomenon, having been used in all sorts of structures going back to Ancient times, but the term was only coined in the 1960s and has been recently gaining popularity.
Biophilic design can be incorporated into interiors in a number of ways, from living walls to planters, but can also be utilised when it comes to furniture. Biophilic furniture can mimic the form, use, colour, and materials of nature.
Let's take a look at the benefits of biomimicry in interiors:
Hospitality design - Rooms with biophilic features offer a sense of tranquility and it has been proven that guests are willing to pay more for this aesthetic.
Healthcare spaces - There is scientific evidence to prove that health, both mental and physical is improved, and recovery is quicker in a biophilic atmosphere.
Office design - Productivity can be increased by 8% whilst rates of well-being increase by up to 13%. There is also increased creativity.
Education spaces: Learning rates are said to increase by 20-25% with improved test results, concentration levels, and attendance. It is even said that it reduces the impacts of ADHD.