You don’t have to have a green thumb to incorporate plants within your office space.
In fact, there is little visual difference between living and replica plants, and you can still benefit from the psychological aspects of biophilic design.
We understand that living plants take time to look after, which is a commitment that some workplaces simply can’t make or don’t want. Recognising the benefits of introducing greenery to an office environment, we work with designers to incorporate realistic and vibrant artificial plants into these spaces to take advantage of biophilia – the natural connection we have to plants that have been found to improve productivity, cognition and creativity.
The other key advantage of our replica plants is that you can be infinitely creative without worrying about maintenance/logistical concerns – just take a look at some of the incredible creations below that all use artificial plants. Some of the best applications of artificial plants come in their combination with their living equivalent, offering the best of both worlds in terms of air purification, biophilia and creativity. Get in touch for more information.
No need to water, replace the soil, add fertiliser or replace the plant pots – the dream scenario for many offices. Now, they will need to be dusted now and again so they’re not completely maintenance-free(!), but they’re sure to last a long period of time.
An important consideration for many workplaces is how suitable plants are for their environment. With replica plants, there’s no need to consider lighting or temperature, giving you the ultimate in flexibility.
The soil in plants can sometimes attract insects and lead to unwanted plant diseases. With replica plants, this won’t be the case due to them being hypoallergenic. Plus, 12 million people in the UK are allergic to pollen; therefore replica plants will eliminate the risk of allergic reactions in your workspaces in the summer.
Although artificial plants can’t filter the air like living plants, the psychology behind biophilia and the connection that people have towards nature still applies to replica plants, as studies have shown that looking at plants, flowers and foliage improves mood, wellness, productivity and reduces stress levels.
Some of the most amazing applications we’ve seen of our replica plants have come from designers and architects that have thought outside of the box, using the flexible nature of replica plants to add them into a range of surfaces, materials and locations – including hanging them from the ceiling!
This is the most common question we are asked during discussions of whether to incorporate real or replica plants in a workspace. The truth is that for the actual plants themselves, replica plants are slightly more expensive than their real counterparts, however, it’s important to take into consideration the cost of maintenance and the time spent caring for them over the course of a year (or even their lifetime). Our advice is to focus on the elements that matter most to you.
You can use our replica plants both internally and externally, meaning that they’re equally perfect for sprucing up bland balconies and lifeless terraces as well as interior spaces.