Wikipedia says: Biophilic design is a concept used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment through the use of direct nature, indirect nature, and space and place conditions. Used at both the building and city-scale, it is argued that this idea has health, environmental, and economic benefits for building occupants and urban environments, with few drawbacks. Although its name was coined in recent history, indicators of biophilic design have been seen in architecture from as far back as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. 
Biophilic design 
Biophilic design is an increasingly popular concept used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment. 
• A third (33%) of office workers say that the design of an office would affect their decision to work at a company. 
• Only 42% report having live plants in the office and an alarming 47% report having no natural light in their office. 
• And almost a fifth (19%) of respondents’ report that there are no natural elements present in their office.  
Do these findings surprise you? Do you have plants, real or faux, in your workplace? 
Plants in offices and workplaces 
According to a report, only 42% of office workers report having live plants in their workplace – while an astonishing 47% lack any natural light. Indoors plants, quiet working spaces and bright colours were also highly desired by employees. As a result, introducing relatively minor biophilic design elements to an office or workspace can have an enormous impact on employees. Other research says there are still psychological advantages for replica or artificial plants in the office/workplace. 
Why buy replica plants? 
They look realistic 
Ready to go out of the box 
They are resilient and stable 
Excellent range of sizes and plants 
Spillage free 
Simple to clean and maintain 
Why use real plants? 
Carbon dioxide and improving air quality 
More to manage – time and cost 
Real plants may sharpen your attention 
Working with plants can be therapeutic 
Plants may help you recover from illness faster 
Plants may boost your productivity 
Real vs Replica 
Living plants aren’t always a practical option for many workplaces due to low light levels, access to water and the ongoing maintenance costs needed to ensure these displays thrive. There is the option of mixed landscapes using live planting at ground level where access for maintenance is easier and then artificial planting for high level displays and darker locations. Find out more  
The impact of biophilia 
Sygnus are introducing a range of realistic and replica plants that transform any space. Such plants available for your workplace can be floor standing, hanging, in troughs, table top and also made for cabinet tops. 
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