London Design Festival is now a wrap. Without a doubt, biophilic design and botanical influences were high on the agenda among event organisers, exhibitors and speakers. Looking around London Design Fair, Decorex, Design Junction, Top Drawer and 100% Design, plants and natural materials were everywhere; both symbolic and real. It seems the UK is starting to understand the importance of biophilic design principles (if not by name). Let in natural light, greenery, fresh air, natural sights and textures, to let people feel healthier, happier, productive and more creative. Here’s a small selection of 21 designs from London Design Festival, showing the strong presence in mind of biophilic design, with natural materials and botanical influences.
London Design Festival: Biophilic & Botanical Highlights
London Design Fair
London Design Junction
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Many of the items shown here will soon be available in the upcoming Chalk & Moss online shop. This will be a curated concept boutique sourcing homewares, furniture and accessories that suit a natural, biophilic approach to life and design. The shop sources directly from the craftsmen, as it’s important to support the craftsmen that keep important skills, techniques and values alive. Many of the items will be hand made specially for you. Research shows that the more we have to wait for something, the more special it becomes to us. That anticipation actually makes us happier in ourselves. So in today’s world of online shopping, opt to buy things that don’t have overnight delivery, or buy tickets for an event far in advance. I recommend listening to the ARC podcast episode of Goodlife Project, which explains the happiness gained from anticipation.
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Botanical may or may not be a theme for next year’s London Design Festival as trends come and go. But sustainability, green design and a biophilic approach is sure to be here to stay!