Bringing Nature Inside

Biophilic design focuses on the idea of integrating nature into our modern interior environments.  

Our interior spaces are very important to us and choosing the right items to place into them along with the way we decide to decorate counts. We spend a lot of time within our living spaces, especially over the last few years. Therefore, the energy set to forming them is important. Whilst you can add live plants to directly incorporate nature, you can also use indirect biophilia which can have the same effect.  

Passing Clouds

To incorporate this design into your space is arguably very easy, there are many patterns, colors and shapes involved in biophilic design which imitate nature. Using natural materials like unprocessed woods in furniture, the presence of visual water in oil paintings, the use of genuine animal materials such as sheepskin, biomorphic forms and patterns within decorative pieces are ideal.

‘Black Forest’ walnut eagle'

Here at 2Covet we are great supporters of this design principle as it is linked to improving our all-round health and wellbeing. 

Infusing natural materials and art work into our indoor spaces is great for our physical and mental health along with increasing productivity. 

Sheepskin Pelt

Biophilic design is a holistic approach creating calming, tranquil and aesthetically pleasing environments. Incorporate nature into your space through these decorative animal pieces: 

Very rare pair of Chinese export porcelain sauce tureens shaped as fish, Qianlong.
Life Size Carved Eagle

This particular object is bifurcated between two mediums; one being a shell and one being a spoon. 

A Very Rare George III Silver Mounted Natural Conch Shell Caddy Spoon Made in Birmingham Circa 1810 by Matthew Linwood.

These pieces will all provide a visual connection to nature. 

Our dealer Mundi Wunderckammer has the fitting collection named ‘underbrush’ by the Italian artist Andrea Bottazzini. Andrea seeks a realism aesthetic whilst nothing is really as it seems or in fact natural at all.  Using a vast array of materials, a ‘copy of reality’ is created. 2Covet feel that these fascinating pieces would not look out of place in any interior for a unique naturalistic addition.  

"UNDERBRUSH N°02"
"UNDERBRUSH N°04"
"UNDERBRUSH N°09"

Biophilic pieces on the floor… 

Antique Bessarabian Kilim
Fine Pictorial Kashan Rug 66cm x 96cm
Antique Bessarabian Kilim

These rugs incorporate scenic nature landscapes and floral designs. They provide connotations to the natural world, with varying textures and materials, which added into your interiors will enrich your experience. 

Biophilic pieces on the wall…  

These paintings capture the essence of the outside world aiding in up-lifting our mood.  

The Old Oak by Andrew Farmer ROI
'A Woodland Path' and 'A Mountain Stream' by Alfred Augustus Glendening Senior (Pair)
Kungah - Cashmere Blossoming
Cattle Watering by Charles Jones (1836-1892)
A Large Landscape Oil Painting By William Waters Watts

Natural wood furniture: 

17th Century English Oak Carved Coffer
A French rosewood wall cabinet by G Durand
Louis XVI Style Marquetry Card Table
19th Century Dutch Marquetry Drop Leaf Table
Superb Carved 'Black Forest' Bench, circa 1890

Biophilic design is a concept used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment through the use of direct nature, indirect nature, and space and place conditions.

Has our biophilic feature created a more productive and healthy environment for you?