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Hospitality: 4 Trends Shaping the Future of the Industry

March 20, 2017

The landscape of the hospitality industry is shifting. Designers and architects need to consider the remit of hospitality spaces beyond the usual, eat, sleep, drink, and repeat. Read on to find out what concepts are breaking ground in hospitality. 1. Lobbies as Workspaces In 2017, the workspace is no longer confined to the office. With…

Remembering Stephen Kellert

February 24, 2017

Known by many as the “Godfather of Biophilia”, Dr Stephen Kellert’s extensive works on implementing nature in design have had a profound influence on the way we create spaces. In a previous article, Dr Kellert discussed the possibility of using biophilic design as a framework for the built environment, recognising that buildings can advance the…

Graffiti Art with Carpet Tile: Adventures in Color and Rhythm with Mr. June

February 20, 2017

Across the world, there are artists, designers and other creatives that leave their mark using color. Meet David Louf (aka Mr. June): a Dutch artist who started doing graffiti art in 1985 at the age of 14. Now, over 30 years later, he runs his own graphic design studio with Yves van Asten and is still fascinated…

Interface moves in to Mies van der Rohe Business Park

February 13, 2017

In October 2016, Interface moved its German headquarters to the Mies van der Rohe campus in Krefeld, a textile city on the Lower Rhine. Formerly occupied by the textile company VerSeidAG, it’s the only textile industrial campus that THE famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe planned and built. After Mies van der Rohe’s emigration…

Biophilic Design at Cranfield University

January 23, 2017

When refurbishing the Water Sciences Department at Cranfield University, Tracy Flynn, Development Project Manager, wanted to create a flexible space that would provide staff and students with areas to work independently, as well as places where they could work collaboratively to discuss ideas. Tracy was keen to use the principles of biophilic design – which…

Attracting New Talent and Maintaining a Happy Workforce

December 15, 2016

The era of nomadic working is shifting. Recent studies, including Peldon Rose’s Summer 2016 Happy Office survey, have found that working remotely can leave employees feeling increasing disconnected from colleagues and community. 66% of people found that their productivity decreased outside the connectivity of the workplace. With the return of an office-based culture; how can…

Simulated Nature Research Gets Real, Part II

December 8, 2016

This two-part article is a collaboration between Bill Witherspoon, founder, Skye Witherspoon, CEO, and myself in my role as Director of Research Initiatives at The Sky Factory. It was inspired by Bill Browning’s Real vs. Simulated Nature section in The Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace report, and its timely review to how…

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Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath

As a leading figure in biophilic design, Oliver is working with global modular flooring manufacturer Interface to raise the awareness of the benefits of design inspired by nature. A prominent thinker in the architecture industry and owner of Heath Design Ltd, Oliver is also a writer and TV presenter.

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