As further evidence emerges surrounding the importance of placing a focus on wellbeing in interiors design, more building owners, homeowners and restauranteurs are opening up to the benefits of designing interiors that evoke natural environments.
Certainly, sustainability is a crucial protagonist in these schemes with materials such as deep-knotted wood, previously loved furnishings and accessories, and nature-inspired recycled plastic elements that summon images of emerald-green rolling fields, deep-blue oceans and cloud-embellished summer skies. As a sustainability champion, Interface is well-versed in the world of biophilic design. The global commercial flooring manufacturer is famously known within the industry for incorporating organic forms, hues and textures within its man-made carpet tiles, and has been spearheading the biophilia movement within commercial settings for a number of years. It’s no surprise, then, that when it came to designing a new office space for the biophilic-backer, it would be a showstopper. Turn to page 57 of this month’s issue to take a tour around Interface’s new Birmingham HQ.
Of course, Interface isn’t the only design house switching on to the advantages of this 21st-century method of design. London-based Interior Designer, Sustainability and Wellbeing Expert Elina Grigoriou is another patron of the movement. With a strong belief that style and sustainability can seamlessly go hand in hand, Elina has talked to us about how she believes the spaces we design can improve our lives. Learn more about Elina’s ethos in our Insight feature on page 54.
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