+Positive spaces make people happier and healthier

Good design creates spaces that support the well-being of those who use them. Carefully considered elements help people feel their best, and do their best.

This is a big part of our +Positive spaces™ concept. We develop products that contribute to better health and happiness, in environments that reduce stress, inspire creativity and promote a sense of calm and contentment.

Connecting with nature to improve well-being

Although we might not always realise it, we all have an innate affinity with nature. So when natural references are designed into the workplace, we feel happier and more relaxed.

In a world dominated by technology and industry, a design approach that restores this connection with nature can have a highly positive impact. It’s called biophilic design, and its ‘14 patterns’ inspire many of our products.

The WELL Building Standard

The aim of the new WELL Building Standard™ Certification is to encourage architects and designers to create working and living spaces that support good health and improve productivity. To help you understand it, and follow its principles, we’ve produced a clear, accessible guide.

Read our Human Spaces reports

Biophilic design can have a profound effect on human well-being, influencing the way we feel, work and create. It can do this in many ways, in different types of environment – and we’ve explored these in two authoritative Human Spaces reports: ‘The Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace’ and ‘Biophilic Design in Hospitality’

Stay up to date

Improving health and happiness through design is becoming increasingly important. New thinking in well-being and biophilic design emerges continually – and our Human Spaces blog can help you keep up to date with the latest developments.