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Biophilia – The connection between a Green Office and a Happy office

Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 will see the Flexiform showroom in London host a number of talks on the latest hot-topics that affect the world of commercial interiors. One of these talks will be conducted by Katie Cleary of Meristem Design whose philosophy is based on the wellbeing powers of Biophilic design.

Green office spaces have been getting a lot of attention recently. Not only because they are aesthetically appealing, but they are also said to improve an employee’s well-being. Katie’s talk will explore the links between plants in the office environment and the positive effects it can have on the workforce. For instance, one positive effect is on absenteeism, which the Study on Global Impact of Biophilic Design shows clear positive results. Even NASA has invested in the increasing boom of Biophilic design.

Katie’s background is in Architecture and Design, with a specific focus on Health and Well-Being. Katie has worked with firms such as Arup, Aecom and Gensler to develop and design strategies, which promote better use of space for productivity and wellbeing.

A passion for plants and with an RHS certification under her belt, Katie’s design skills are now focused on creating bespoke, design led solutions to interior greening, and green infrastructure projects.

By coming along to the talk at 2:30pm on Thursday 25th of May to find out all the benefits you can gain, and how other companies and organisations are using Biophilia in their workplace.