Renowned sustainability and wellbeing designer Oliver Heath has been confirmed to be designing an exclusive biophilic home pop-up dubbed ‘Healthy Home,’ for Westfield London. The project will be worked on in collaboration with a variety of home interior brands to create an exclusive curation of products all inspired by biophilia and home health.
The pop-up will act as the centerpiece for the broader ‘Design for Living’ event that will be taking place at the shopping center, which will shine a spotlight on many of the center’s home and interior retailers. The space will include a garden, dining room, living room, bedroom, home office and exercise space, each inspired by many of the healthy home elements found in Heath’s latest book, ‘Design A Healthy Home: 100 Ways to Transform Your Space for Physical and Mental Wellbeing.’
Elements of the design will be provided by Habitat, Heals, Raft, Natuzzi, John Lewis and Partners and Bo Concept. In addition, eco-friendly paint by YesColours, Lumie light clocks, Blue air purifiers, and Adobe water filter system taps will cover the more functional elements of the space.
Heath’s own expertise in biophilic design will also infuse a sizeable number of innovative elements into the space. For instance, in addition to biophilic visuals, Heath will also be employing biophilic acoustics to further deepen the house’s connection to nature. Other elements include blue space theory, natural eco paints and circadian lighting systems. A green wall installation will the capstone of the project, highlighting the importance of greenery in biophilic design, as well.
In speaking on the opportunity, Heath commented, “Partnering with Westfield provides an exciting opportunity to bring biophilic design to life and showcase its benefits to Westfield’s diverse shopper groups. We spend an alarming 90% of our lives indoors, and so it is vital now more than ever to design spaces where we live, work, and learn by incorporating natural materials, natural light, and greenery to ensure our homes are restorative places. Working with the Westfield London’s home and interior brands means there’s a vast selection of accessible, eco and natural products and materials for visitors to be inspired from and help easily transform their home.”