Pushing aside the jungle undergrowth, in order to take a seat at your desk are two activities that may previously have sounded at odds with each other. However, the usage of nature in the workplace is an office refurbishment trend that is growing.
A term first popularised by American psychologist, Edward O Wilson, in his 1984 book of the same name, Biophilia refers to the idea that is based on the human love to exist in natural environments. Wilson theorised that humans had ‘an urge to affiliate with other forms of life’; something that the designs of our homes and workplaces do not necessarily reflect. As technological advancements continue to grow at a rapid pace, not to mention the continued urbanisation of the spaces we exist in, the practice of Biophilia has become more in vogue in recent years; especially in the workplace where people need to feel comfortable and inspired in order to achieve the tasks that they need to.