The subject of wellbeing and sustainability within interior design is prevalent within many of today’s designs. Both interior designers and architects the world over are modifying designs and concepts to meet this ever-evolving trend, using recycled building materials and upcycled interior elements to construct a truly ecological concept.
Biophilic design also plays an instrumental role in end-users’ wellbeing. Including fragments of nature-inspired features within interior schemes enhances our innate connection with nature, which has a proven influence on our welfare as human-beings. Amalgamating biophilic components with sustainability generates an environment that we can organically connect with and feel comfortable within.
This hypothesis was at the back of Tom Dixon and Simon Parfett’s thoughts when the duo collaborated to design and fabricate a liveable treehouse-in-a-cane concept adjacent to Bristol’s bustling Harbourside. A true wholesome sanctuary, Crane 29’s interior fit-out comprises upcycled products such as pallets, mullion windows from B&Q and corrugated iron. With sustainability at the heart of the project, pollinatorfriendly plants have also been specified to attract UK wildlife, namely bees, birds and butterflies. For more information on this unique treehouse scheme, turn to page 14.
Elsewhere in this issue, Inex talks to Marc Weaver, Owner of Guinevere Antiques, about the benefits of opting for antique accessories, 33 Interiors talks through its recent scheme at Paddington Exchange and Inex interviews Julie Gotts, interior design expert at Designer Contracts.
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