In recent months, there has been a lot of discussion in the commercial furniture industry about how to reduce stress and create a healthy office space. For this reason, the concept of biophilia has become a popular trend in office furniture design. This term stems from Greek words that translate into “love of life” and was coined by Erich Fromm to describe a nature-inspired design. Because more than 90% of our time is spent indoors, biophilic design was created to invite the outside indoors and to organically blend these contrasting elements, creating a calm, cohesive office environment.
Allowing this trend to infiltrate your office space reduces stress, enhances creativity, and expedites the healing of both mind and body. In order to have these benefits, however, the key to this design is focusing on the aspects of the natural world that contribute to human health and productivity. Additionally, the design must create emphasis on the overall setting and not just a single isolated area.
Below you will discover examples of some of our unique office furniture pieces that incorporate biophilic design.
As a Cincinnati furniture dealer, we at OstermanCron have received many requests for incorporating biophilic design into a variety of new spaces. For examples of biophilic design options, head to our website and view our recent projects. And to learn more about our products and services or to find the best contemporary office furniture near you, contact OstermanCron today!