Office design isn't just about aesthetics; it's about creating environments that promote well-being, productivity, and a connection to nature. Biophilic design, the incorporation of natural elements into office spaces, has gained prominence as a key strategy in achieving these goals. In this blog post, we'll explore the transformative power of biophilic design, using the case study of Planet Payment, design by Maris Interiors and complete turn-key fit-out by Motif Interiors.
Planet Payment recognised the importance of fostering teamwork and reflecting their brand identity in their office space. To achieve this, we created a nature-inspired collaboration hub. This hub seamlessly blends natural elements like wood, stone, and living plants with the functionality of a modern workspace. The result is an inviting environment that encourages employees to collaborate, exchange ideas, and strengthen their connection to the brand's mission and values.
In the case of Planet Payment, our design team selected earthy materials to create a sustainable touch throughout the office. Sustainability was not just a buzzword but a guiding principle in every design decision, from furniture to lighting. Acoustic considerations were also taken into account, ensuring that the office remained a productive and comfortable space. Furthermore, brand elements and colours were thoughtfully integrated into the design, reinforcing the company's identity in every corner of the workspace.
While collaboration is crucial, private spaces for focused work are equally essential. We recognised this need and designed private areas that blend with the overall aesthetic. These spaces utilise natural materials, maintaining a sustainable and soothing atmosphere that promotes concentration and productivity.
The layout of the office was carefully crafted to prioritise inclusivity, flexibility, and teamwork. Open spaces were complemented by private nooks, allowing employees to choose the work environment that suited them best. This flexibility fosters creativity, empowers employees and enhances their connection to both the brand and the surrounding natural elements.
In conclusion, Planet Payment's journey with biophilic design highlights the significant impact it can have on an office environment. Beyond aesthetics, biophilic design promotes teamwork, sustainability, and brand identity, while also ensuring that the workspace is conducive to productivity and well-being.