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How Biophilic Design Services Can Benefit Your Business

Did you know that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities

From public transportation to cultural offerings, it’s no secret that cities offer plenty of positive benefits. 

However, there’s an element that’s too often excluded from our office buildings, shopping malls, apartment complexes, schools, and other interior spaces that make up urban and suburban environments: the natural world.

For many people, immersion in nature only happens on the weekends or while on vacation. What if we could maintain our connection with life-enhancing elements of nature, even during the 90% of time we spend indoors?

Cue biophilic design. 

Recognizing that people’s disconnection from nature is a real problem, contemporary architecture and interior design professionals are increasingly interested in the practice. 

In this post, we’re taking a deeper dive into the power of biophilic design and what biophilic design services can do for your business—whether you’re an architect, interior designer, or business owner seeking to break the boundaries between inside and outside.

What is Biophilic Design?

Renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson defined biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.” Essentially, the term refers to an innate love of nature. 

Thanks to Wilson, the concept gained popularity in the 1980s as more and more people recognized humans’ deep connection with nature and the positive impact it has on our psyches and well-being. 

Biophilic design takes the philosophy of biophilia and applies it to the built environment, incorporating natural elements such as plants, water, and natural light. In other words, biophilic design helps us bring the natural world indoors. Perhaps you’ve noticed a…

  • Thriving green wall at a restaurant.
  • Lush patioscape in a corporate office building.
  • Calming plant installation in a hospital. 
  • Vibrant orchid display in a hotel lobby. 
 

These are all examples of biophilic design in action—and as more people learn about the benefits of the design philosophy, its popularity has exploded. 

How Can Biophilic Design Benefit Professional Spaces?

An evidence-based approach backed by 30 years of research, biophilic design demonstrates how incorporating elements and patterns of nature into the built environment can have remarkable outcomes for the humans who work, live, and play in them. 

Biophilic interior design can… 

 

In one study, researchers compared the productivity levels of two groups of office workers exposed to different levels of contact with nature. 

They found that those working in offices with natural greenery saw a 15% rise in productivity over a three-month period compared to those working with no greenery or natural elements within their immediate environment. 

Natural elements can not only help to improve the intended outcome of a space, but also reduce the negative costs, promoting energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Considering all these benefits, it’s no wonder companies such as Amazon, Google, and Etsy incorporated biophilic design at their respective headquarters. 

At Plantique Florida, we work with a wide range of clients in South Florida to enhance commercial spaces, offices, and public buildings, focusing on aspects like employee wellbeing, customer experience, and environmental impact.

With over 40 years of experience, our work within biophilic design has caught the attention of many local businesses and regional associations. The Plantscape Industry Alliance and FNGLA granted Plantique Awards of Excellence for designing the office interiorscape below. 

Other settings where biophilic design has proven effective are hospitals, hospices, and other health and wellness environments. Plants and other aspects of biophilic design engage people’s senses, leading them to feel more calm, relaxed, and at ease, positively affecting their physical and mental health. 

In hospice establishments, studies showed that the use of biophilic design significantly reduces stress and improves emotional well-being.

Take Trustbridge Hospice, which provides compassionate care for people so they can live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hired to maintain plants for Trustbridge’s interior spaces, Plantique ensures a consistent, harmonious connection to nature for their residents and employees. 

From simple minimalism to lush jungles, see more examples of our work for commercial clients in our portfolio.

Biophilic Design Services

You may be familiar with the concept of biophilic design, but wonder, “How does biophilic design and interior plant design actually work in practice?” 

Promoting biophilia through the use of plants has some complexity. Professional interiorscape businesses consider strategy, layout, patterns, texture, materials, lighting, and sensory responses to spaces.

At PlantiqueFlorida, we offer biophilic design services in South Florida to a wide range of commercial and residential clients. These services are broken down into three distinct offerings: custom design, plant maintenance, and corporate rentals. 

Custom Design: With custom design and installation, we meet with a client to create an interiorscape plan tailored to their space’s specific needs. From interpreting light levels to understanding watering requirements, we use our four decades of expertise to determine what type of plant installation will thrive throughout the client’s space. After making a design plan, we install the designated plants sourced from trusted nurseries, bringing the client’s desired vision to life. 

Plant Maintenance: Our plant maintenance service enables clients to enjoy the benefits of interior plant design without the hassle of upkeep. With this option, Plantique’s expert Horticulture Technicians regularly care for a client’s plants. From watering and fertilizing to pruning and pest control, we take care of every detail. 

Corporate Rentals: A cost-effective entry point into biophilic design, our corporate rental program makes it possible for clients to rent plants and containers for one or two years. Plus, with Guarantee Maintenance automatically included, clients get to enjoy the benefit of live plants without the concern of properly caring for them.

Collaboration with Design Professionals

In our increasingly urbanized world, Plantique is here to offer solutions to a wide range of professionals seeking biophilic design services. Our work offers designers and architects the ability to include sustainable and innovative interior plant design elements, such as:

  • Living walls
  • Live container plants
  • Artificial plants
  • Green walls
  • Rooftop/Patioscapes
  • Moss art
  • Unique design pieces, such as branches with moss and orchids

Since interior plant design isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, we customize and tailor our designs to different types of spaces and industries. 

Take local South Florida interior designer Anna Woodman, for example. Anna’s hired on restaurant projects to craft the right ambiance and aesthetics to attract and maintain customers. 

She partners with Plantique to incorporate plants into her designs, adding a lively and natural element to the environment. With the right balance of interiorscaping and a partner to care for the plants post-installation, her clients are set up for success. 

We’re always seeking collaborative projects with architects and interior designers to help integrate biophilic design into their work. If you’re interested in partnering with our team, please get in touch with us to learn more. 

Working on a Project that Could Benefit from Biophilic Design?

With 40 years’ experience, Plantique has the expertise needed to make your interior plant design vision a reality.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how biophilic design services can help you bring the natural world indoors.