Connection to Nature

Few things are more satisfying to a designer than creating a beautiful space: one that moves the soul and inspires beautiful thinking in the people who inhabit it. At Interface, we talk a lot about beautiful thinking – and about the environment, sustainability and the inherent wisdom of Nature’s designs. All in the context of creating a product and a planet that are good for people. 

As some of the world’s most forward-thinking designs seek to integrate the efficient ingenuity of some of Nature’s rarer creations, the case for incorporating the most basic of natural elements – sunlight and green plants – has reemerged with renewed vigour.

The findings of a survey of 7,600 workers in 16 countries led by Sir Cary Cooper, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University and co-founder of Robertson-Cooper, make the clear case for biophilia in the workplace. According to the survey, workplaces that incorporate natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight, report a 15% higher level of well-being, are 6% more productive and 15% more creative overall.

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Biophilic design in the workplace