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.
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.
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