The Future of Design

Disconnect:

As we develop and build we become less connected to nature.  The constant addition of walls around us continually brings us further and further away. And as humans, these are elements that we are drawn towards.  Many are aware of the urbanization and the constant development. However, many still fail to address the stress that this growing disconnect with nature puts on individuals.

As a result, many are experiencing negative side effects ranging from physical illnesses to psychological damage.  In both the home and  the workplace, symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome are leaving inhabitants and visitors with weakened physical, emotional and mental states.  However, architects and designers have found a solution that they are now implementing throughout their designs – plants. Plants are powerful.

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Reconnect:
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The physical and psychological benefits of being around plants are endless and powerful. Their use in designs is rapidly popularizing because of this.

From Facebook to Google and almost every office in between, the adoption of plants and plant installations is a must. Paris is even spearheading its candidacy as host for the 2024 Olympics around the “greening” of their stadiums.

However, while it’s soaring popularity has been partially based in performance and practicality, the design and style allure of plants is arguably even more of a driving force.  According to Pantone, “Greenery is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization”.   As a result, the incorporation of plants has taken the design world by storm and consumed everything from Pinterest to Elle Décor.

Enhance:

There is a rise of the living grow walls and plant installations throughout homes and offices. This has brought an increase in plant support technology. Products such as the Highland are taking the indoor plant scene one step further by dramatically enhancing the livability of living walls.

What makes products like the Highland unique is their approach to treating plants as art. The Highland is a first-of-its-kind track light designed for growing plants.  This unique grow light application allows you to support the growth of plants indoors while displaying them with museum-quality lighting- leaving you with a lush, green plant gallery.

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