Wood & Wellness

Improve Your Indoor Environment

While many agree that wood is visually appealing when utilized in today’s residential and commercial design world, researchers are discovering that the use of wood can also contribute to our health and wellbeing. At Delta Millworks, we have built a company and community around beautiful and sustainable wood products, with the ultimate goal of not only making the projects we work on beautiful, but also striving to make the environments and spaces pleasing and positive for those who occupy them. Wood has so many benefits and the biophilic benefits of wood are becoming even more important in the fast-paced world we live in today.  Wood and other natural materials are not only sustainable and clean, but have direct benefits to our physical and mental wellbeing.

BIOPHILIC DESIGN

Biophilia means “love of life” in Greek, and the term refers to the affinity that humans have for the natural world. Research supports the positive impact on health and wellbeing by the use of wood and other natural materials in design.

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Biophilic Design

WOOD IN THE OFFICE

Wells Fargo Center

WOOD IN THE OFFICE

DPR Construction Office

WOOD IN THE OFFICE

KLIMA Architecture Office

WOOD IN THE OFFICE

Tuesday Agency

WOOD IN THE OFFICE

Dick Clark + Associates Office

WOOD IN THE OFFICE

Amazon

WOOD IN THE OFFICE

Netflix Headquarters

BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE WOOD

The “biophilia effect” describes the positive impact humans feel when they have a sensory experience with nature through sight, sound, smell, or feel. Researchers have found that this effect can have many benefits:

  • Mimics the effect of spending time in nature
  • Increases creativity and productivity
  • Improves brain function
  • Reduces stress, anxiety and increases positive social interactions

Delta Millworks embraces the health benefits of clean materials and finishes, as well as the visual variety of color and aesthetics of natural materials.

WOOD IN RETREATS

Loghaven Gateway

WOOD IN RETREATS

Laity Lodge

WOOD IN RETREATS

12 Senses Retreat

SUSTAINABLE WOOD VS. OTHER MATERIALS

Aside from the researched benefits of mental, physical & social health, people have a positive perception towards wood in interiors.

Results of a Planet Ark survey asking how participants perceive different material types

WOOD IN HEALTHCARE

Hope Lodge

WOOD IN HEALTHCARE

Mat-Su Health Foundation