We’re diving a little further into current hospitality art trends this month –
this week, we’re looking at the BIOPHILIA trend. Check out the rest of our explorations on themes on the blog.
The color green is nature’s neutral – embrace the serenity. While this trend is not new, its got staying power as we navigate an ever-evolving and more complex world. Studies show that spaces that include plants (whether live or artificial) and even just the color green foster a sense of calm and reduce stress, a well known factor in the design of healthcare facilities. Lately, creating a calm, healthy and balanced environment is becoming a central focus in today’s hospitality and residential designs as exemplified by these projects we love:
At The Wayfarer hotel in downtown Los Angeles, CA, an already whimsical multi-use space is livened up by an eye-catching moss wall. The Kalisher Curation team worked with moss artist Edina Tokodi and designers at Pacifica Hotel Company to create a playfully sophisticated, lush green “mural” that draws guests’ eyes up to skylights overflowing with more flora.
For spaces that lack enough natural light to accommodate live greenery, preserved or artificial plants are perfect for creating the same sense of serenity. At the Mayton Hotel in Cary, NC Kalisher curators worked with designers at Early Bird Night Owl and artist Isabelle Coppinger to create a gorgeous, airy installation of white ceramic hovering above a wall of rich green preserved moss. This installation greets guests as they arrive at the hotel, making a tranquil first impression.