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Statera: Plants For Office Wellbeing

Created by Fiona O’Leary and Giorgia Zanellato at Italian design laboratory Fabrica, the Statera planter is named after the Latin word meaning balance. The two sides of the planter refer to the two sides of wellbeing – mental and physical – while visually representing the idea of balance.

In the workplace, plants can increase our productivity by offering a restorative distraction and a dose of nature. Studies have shown that growing plants in the office can also help to clean the air and improve our physical and mental health.

Each plant offers its own benefits for enhancing wellbeing. Gardenia stimulates the brain, peppermint enhances memory, lemon balm’s sweet smell enhances mood and cognitive performance, English ivy neutralises benzene, a toxin emitted by some paper products and office equipment.

Homebuildlife subscribers can read our interview with Giogia Zanellato here and our profile of Sam Baron, director of the Fabrica design department, here.

– Annalisa Rosso

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