Indoor Garden Design awarded Silver Gilt at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

on Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Posted in News

#plantswork - a co-creation with IKEA 

#plantswork, an innovative open-plan home office installation, situated within the Discovery Area of the Great Pavilion (GPA/137) was awarded Silver Gilt by RHS judges. The exhibit demonstrates the beauty of plants in the home and working environment, and highlights their scientifically-proven health benefits.

The Chelsea office

The open-plan home office comprises a working and meeting area, showcasing plants as an essential and highly versatile part of the design – harnessing the green power of nature to provide screening, focal points, visual interest and a healthier working environment.

The installation incorporates current trends in house plants, showing how to use the right plant for the right place, alongside a host of information on the science behind our love of plants and the ways in which they boost wellbeing, health and productivity.

#plantswork is co-created with IKEA, in celebration of the beauty of horticulture within the home workspace.

Ian Silver Guilt

Ian Drummond, Creative Director of Indoor Garden Design says:
‘We are so delighted this installation for Chelsea Flower Show, our second with IKEA, has been recognised within the RHS and that houseplants and their health benefits in the workplace have been given this exceptional platform. Not only are plants visually beautiful, but they positively impact of productivity, health and wellbeing too.’

Chelsea 8

The Health Benefits of Plants in the Home and Workspace:
There is a science behind our love of plants – they work on a deeply psychological level – biophilia is the concept that humans have an innate connection with nature. So by incorporating natural elements into the human environment brings significant benefits, namely improvements in wellbeing, health and productivity.

Plants work on our physical health by producing oxygen while filtering pollution and absorbing dust to clean the air we breathe.

Chelsea 3

In 2013 IGD collaborated with Exeter University in an experiment at RHS Chelsea Flower Show to show that office plants can assist in boosting staff wellbeing. Visitors to the show were challenged to take part in the study which measured their creativity, happiness and productivity as they experienced a range of different workplace designs. The results showed that allowing staff to make design decisions in a workspace enhance with office plants can increase wellbeing by 47%, creativity by 45% and productivity by 38%.

Plants are now regarded as so much more than decorative embellishments. They have been proven time and time again to reduce stress, improve morale and significantly contribute to a happy, healthy working environment.

You can see Ian Drummond interviewed by James Wong on the BBC on Thursday 24 May at 15.45 - here is the link to the programming.



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