Solid wood and biophilic design
As part of a ‘biophilic’ design approach, it’s key to consider natural materials for office furniture. Biophilic interior design has an enormous impact on health, wellbeing, creativity and productivity. So, by using wood for our desks, we’re incorporating a durable, sustainable material into the working environment, made from something natural, beautiful and living.
During this past year, wood has become one of the top trends in interior design, and as a sustainable and natural material, that’s not surprising. In times of stress and uncertainty, we unconsciously gravitate towards wanting to make our home (which has for an increasing number of people become our workspace too) and space where we work feel safe and calm.
Connecting to nature through tangible natural textures helps us to create an oasis, a sanctuary to provide comfort and a sense of security, where we can look after our wellbeing, keep energised, stay focused and be productive. The rich, warm colours associated with wood also connect us with nature and feed into the tactile sensations that we’ve all been craving during recent restrictions.