Incorporating greenery into our offices was a defining design trend of 2021, with Pinterest data showing a three-fold increase in search for the term “biophilic office designs”. Predictions are, biophilic office design is here to stay.
The rise of biophilic office designs
Nature is a man’s best friend, but lately, modern high-rises, larger homes and sprawling indoor shopping centres have become formidable competition.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends only 7% of their time outdoors—with 87% of their time spent inside a building and 6% in transit.
Undoubtedly, the interaction between men and nature has dissipated due to urbanisation, deforestation and the industrial revolution. With the rise of technology helping humans to fall in love with indoor life on an even greater scale.
But the inside and outside world need not be mutually exclusive. The biophilic design trend addresses this by incorporating natural elements into interior design. Elements may include anything from raw materials to plants, shapes, light, sound, water and views.
As a result, many corporate offices are turning to interior landscaping to capitalise on the visual, physical and psychological benefits of biophilic office design.
To demonstrate, we’ve selected our top seven biophilic office designs entered into the European Interior Landscaping Organisation’s 2021 awards.
1. Urban Jungle offices. By: AnyGreen, Belgium
Designed for a low-light environment, office plant rental company Any Green created an integrated plantscape solution for Belgium office workers.
2. Biophilic calm in the office. By: Interior Plantscapes Inc, United States
In a standalone project, Interior Plantscape Inc created this incredible indoor garden for downtown office workers in Washington DC. Plants included tropical foliage, preserved sheet moss, river rock and weathered driftwood grace.
3. Kingsleden – Biophilic Design. By: Ambius AB, Sweden
An oasis for office workers in Stockholm, Sweden, Ambius AB gave the staff at Kungsleden a biophilic wellness space featuring over 96 plants with different textures, height, and species.
4. Vertical garden IVN meeting room. Photo: Halbe Green Walls, The Netherlands
Halbe Green Walls created this luscious green wall for Dutch organisation IVN’s training room. The company was founded for youth nature education.
5. Invivo, Corporate Indoor Farm. Photo: Les Gardins De Gally
As part of an ambitious Paris showroom for agricultural company InVivo, Les Jardins De Gally designed, created, and maintain an edible corporate indoor farm. They produce is then given to the company chef and enjoyed by staff and clients alike.
6. Plants all over. Photo: Any Green, Belgium
Any Green created this beautiful plantscape for a Belgium corporate client who were after a unique biophilic design.
7. Farfetch Offices. Photo: Plant Designs, United Kingdom
Plant Designs worked with Farfetch Offices in the United Kingdom and their suppliers to create an integrated plantscape within bespoke furniture.
Read more about how biophilic office design impacts profitability. Or if you want to add plants to your office but are unsure about where you to start, contact our team today to get an indoor plant hire package with maintenance included. Our long term plant hire packages start from as low as $25/week.