It’s no secret people all across the world spend much of their days indoors, whether it be the office or at home. Research firm YouGiv found that the average person spends 22 hours (92%) of their day inside. Local research found stress has risen by nearly a quarter (24%) across businesses in the last two years.
It’s a basic need for people to connect with nature and the outdoors. Removal from the natural world and reduced exposure to sunlight has been found to have a range of negative impacts including depression, cognitive decline and difficulty sleeping.
Biophilic design was introduced to minimise the impact of this disconnection through mimicking natural elements from outdoors and bringing them into inside spaces.
The designers at PLN Group have introduced their first solution intended to help manage stress in the workplace with a new tranquil ‘Backdrop’ to reduce distraction in busy office lives. Backdrop is available in two designs – Peak and Leaf – with a range of sizes, forms and colours.
Inspired by the natural beauty of the New Zealand landscape, Backdrop is a collection of free-standing acoustic screens incorporating PhonixTM nanofibre to reduce noise. Backdrop is available in two design families: Peak and Leaf, in a variety of lengths, heights and shapes. Easy to move and manoeuvre. Designed and made in New Zealand.
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Explore a home conceived on Biophilic principles
21 Feb, 2021