Office design trends fluctuate, but mental and physical health should be a constant pursuit in the workplace. Progressive companies are seeking ways to better the environment for employees by providing a safe, healthy, and beautiful space. Biophilia meets the needs of these companies in several ways, and when paired with a custom-designed wall from Wehrli Furniture, biophilia becomes a masterpiece.
What Is A Biophilia Wall
Biophilia walls, a key feature of the recent biophilia trend, turn a vertical space into a living wall. This is done by designing and building a structure that can hold plants. It’s an extremely unique and complicated construction process since the wall needs to be both functional and attractive. On a small scale, this project can be rather simple, especially if the final piece is meant to live outdoors. But when you attempt to build on a larger scale indoors, there is a lot of planning that must be put into the design. For forward-thinking companies like Cushman & Wakefield, biophilia walls are the perfect solution for creating a green office environment.
Cushman & Wakefield: Ahead of the Trend
With over 3.6 billion square feet managed by over 51,000 people residing in 400 offices throughout 70 countries, it’s no surprise Cushman & Wakefield are at the top of their game. Their purpose is “to put clients and out people at the center of what’s next in the world of real estate.” Time and time again, they seek to build a company that not only helps others be successful, but also provides their employees with an atmosphere that cultivates that success.
At Wehrli Furniture, we were thrilled when Cushman & Wakefield commissioned us to create a biophilia wall for their downtown space. This 36-foot wall includes white oak wood and wood veneers beneath soft grey painted glass which functions as a magnetic whiteboard. We custom made metal trim to hold the biophilia wall units with wood seams to match the millwork beneath the wall. The wall features two sections of biophilia units and two whiteboards. Cushman wanted to create a beautiful and functional way to incorporate life into their space by designing a piece that would meet their needs in more than one way.
Creativity and Craftsmanship Are Key
Wehrli Furniture constantly seeks ways to incorporate trends into the projects we have the privilege to work on. When a client brings a need to us, and we help them create a vision of their ideal solution. Once we have a clear direction, we create a digital design to show our client what we envision. When the design is approved, the fun part begins. We take extreme care over every aspect of our custom design process and use only the best and highest-quality materials to build our projects. Cutting corners is not in our vocabulary, and we do not believe in presenting our clients with a final piece that we are not proud to put our name on. Our furniture services include custom design, painting, upholstery, and restoration to meet your every furniture need. Contact us today to begin your next project.