What if our built environment could enhance our well-being and the planet’s, too?
We are innately drawn to the natural world because it does us good. Views of nature enhance healing. Natural light promotes better learning. There’s a name for this, coined by renowned biologist E.O. Wilson: biophilia. It’s the theory that humans have a biological need to connect with nature and that this connection affects our well-being, productivity and relationships. It gave rise to biophilic design, an offshoot of the sustainability movement that seeks to integrate nature and structure, even in the most urban spaces. At Interface, we use design to bridge the gap between these seemingly divergent environments. We’re at the vanguard of a new aesthetic that is technologically versatile, environmentally responsible and inspired by the natural world.