indoor plants displayed

Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson
May 2021
Wates, Office Innovations

Biophilia describes the innate connection humans have with the natural world and the positive effect it has on us. Little wonder, then, that biophilic design is in growing demand for workspaces focussed on employee health and wellbeing.

Law firm Browne Jacobson’s new offices in Manchester offer a fine example of biophilic design, with a prolific use of natural materials such as bespoke joinery panels and large wall-coverings depicting scenes in nature.

Working with the designers Office Innovations, Urban Planters’ National Team set about designing office planting that would connect these biophilic details.

Using a combination of live and replica plant displays, we worked hard to create an immersive feel to the workspaces.

Foreground planting brings wall art to life, alternating moss and wooden panels form striking passageways, suspended ferns create a natural canopy in break out areas and a trio of moss panels bring vibrancy to an informal seating area.