Biophilic design with Hightower Furniture

Designing a family of office accessories in partnership with Hightower Furniture

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Objective

Design a family of office accessories utilizing the principles of biophillic design.

Solution

A clock that uses pink noise to lower stress levels, a floor lamp that mimics the sun’s natural light changes through out the day, and a modular desk organizer reminiscent of smooth river pebbles.

Timeline

10 weeks, Winter 2019

Group Project

3 person team

 

Biophilic design

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“Biophilic Design is the practice of connecting people and nature within our built environments and communities.” —International Living Future Institute

“Biophilic design can reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve our well-being and expedite healing; as the world population continues to urbanize, these qualities are ever more important.” —Terrapin Bright Green

 

Research

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Vind — Pink Noise Clock

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Sten — River Stone Desk Organizer

 

Sol — Daylight-Imitating Floor Lamp

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Final Designs

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