Biophilic design focuses on incorporating nature into the built environment to create inspirational, restorative spaces. Designers are turning to biophilia, the principle that human beings have an innate desire to connect and bond with nature, to help workers thrive. The elements of biophilic design positively impact productivity, happiness, learning and healing.
What is Biophilia?
The term ‘biophilia’ is derived from Greek and means love of life, but it was not until 1984 when Harvard University ecologist Edward O. Wilson penned Biophilia, the term began to be commonly used to express the innate tendency of humans to seek connections with nature. Wilson once said, “Nature holds the key to our esthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual satisfaction. So, the more direct connections people have with nature, the better.”
Biophilia is an in important influence in the design of our flooring products. It’s rooted in our desire to provide you with interior finishes that help you create inspiring and restorative spaces.