“Biophilic design is all-encompassing. Human beings have an innate desire to be close to nature. Think about all the times that you’ve craved stepping outside to simply get a breath of fresh air. The integration of plants into the office place can perhaps fulfill part of that desire, even if we are not fully in tune with it during our otherwise hectic workday.”
- Variegated Designs
Breathing new life into the office space
Introducing plants and florals into your workplace is one of the most effective ways to revive and energize your office space and bring your employees joy.
Through biophilic design, incorporating plants and florals into the office brings the living world to the created environment, enhancing overall mental health and lifting our moods throughout the day.
Plants serve as something beautiful to look at and are also used to create spaces, provide depth and texture, and bring overall enjoyment to your space.
Corporate Concepts not only sources the finest furnishings to meet the design needs of our clients, but also achieves their vision by providing products that suit their every specification. From a simple tabletop plant to an entire living moss wall, Corporate Concepts can bring your biophilic vision to life with the décor, artwork, and planters to meet your design needs.
“Planter selection can be as critical as selecting the type of plant itself. For example, do you need something tall and narrow to act as a privacy barrier? Will the planter be in high-traffic areas that could result in damage? If outdoors, will the planter be sited in a place where extreme weather patterns should be considered?”
- Variegated Designs
One of the amazing things about biophilic design is that plants can be incorporated into a multitude of places. The benefits of having plants in the office are endless; they can be almost anywhere in a workspace.
Seeing plants integrated into an individual’s workstation or a piece of lounge furniture is truly exciting. They elevate a space by bringing outdoor elements to places where people can relax, send out a few emails, or catch up with a coworker.
With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to start and what to consider when trying to incorporate greenery and florals into your space.
It’s critical to consider the types of plants you’d like to bring into your space, including how they complement your design and they amount of sunlight they’ll need. Certain plants and flowers will thrive where others may not, so it’s crucial to choose the right type of planter.
Should you find that your space does not provide enough sunlight, dry florals and faux plants are an excellent way to bring the colors, textures, and essence of the outdoors in, without worrying about their upkeep.
“Faux plants and preserved materials are great in places that have lower light levels or in areas where live plants cannot be supported. Either dark spaces or spaces that are difficult to routinely access are great spots to use faux plants. Another great benefit of faux is that they can create a scene or style that some live plants cannot.”
- Variegated Designs
One of the key factors in the success of biophilic design is making sure that your budget is introduced and taken into account in the early stages of planning.
Ensuring you have a healthy budget for your plant needs allows for a multitude of possibilities and provides the client with a realistic idea of costs for your installments, avoiding sticker shock.
If a budget is not reviewed early on, you may find yourself needing to pare down some crucial design elements that would greatly benefit those who are using the space.
Equally as important as indoor biophilic design is having a curated collection of outdoor planters and elements. These will create outdoor areas that act as a space to escape and recharge throughout the day.
With an endless selection of outdoor planters and products that can provide a moment of rest and reflection, Corporate Concepts understands the importance of the spaces we go to relax and re-energize throughout our day.
“In addition to promoting sustainability by assisting with the reduction of HVAC ystems in buildings, the direct human benefits for the building’s occupants are obvious in that they provide a literal reprieve from the work environment to get a breath of fresh air in a thoughtfully designed space. When given the opportunity, most people will gladly take to the outdoors for a break. Having a planted environment will encourage and enhance that activity to a whole new level of enjoyment.” - Variegated Designs
Now more than ever, the option to choose where we work has provided flexibility and efficiency to our workdays.
Planters and other vessels also create spaces suitable for working outdoors or just enjoying some moments of rest and relaxation. They create privacy and delineation of space in a tailored and functional manner.
Working in outdoor spaces designed with natural and curated solutions for plant life gives us the option to enjoy the benefits of living plants and nature for larger portions of our workdays as well.
Choosing what’s right for your space when it comes to biophilic design in and out of the workplace can be a daunting task. With the right resources and product selection, the benefits of incorporating plant life or dried florals into the office can be immeasurable.
Corporate Concepts has the tools and products to support your vision and employees’ overall enjoyment of their space.
Allermuir, Furow Planter
Knoll, Antenna Planter
Muuto, Kink Vase
National, Shift Modular
Loll, Tessellate Planter
Landscape Forms, Gus Planters
Greenmood, G Screens
OFS, Hydra Planter