Design Statement

Plants make a design statement.

Interior landscaping is becoming a fashion-driven business, where as much effort is now put into the design of the containers, accessories and overall “look” as into plant selection. The current trend is for minimal, clean-looking containers and strongly shaped architectural plants.

Tall, tapered containers in fibre-glass and aluminium are particularly popular. Simplicity is the key.

They improve the indoor environment.

There is now general agreement within the scientific community that plants improve the indoor environment, and are useful weapons in the fight against the modern phenomenon known as sick building syndrome (SBS). No specific cause of SBS has been identified, but poor air quality, excessive background noise and inadequate temperature and light control are thought to be important factors. Because plants have a large surface area and exchange water and gases with their surroundings, they have a unique ability to tackle many environmental problems. In particular, plants can:
•    Reduce levels of carbon dioxide, which can accumulate in buildings from the breathing of its occupants and the by-products of heating systems and electrical equipment.
•    Increase relative humidity, which should be between 40% and 60% RH for maximum human comfort.
•    Reduce levels of certain pollutant gases, such as formaldehyde, benzene and nitrogen dioxide.
•    Reduce airborne dust levels.
•    Reduce air temperatures.
•    Reduce background noise levels.
•    In short, every plant is a miniature air-purifying system.