Moss walls offer incredible first impressions that give a point of distinction and tell your clients you are a trend setter and a leader. First impressions count, however the lasting impression will be the biophilic effects on those who see the Moss walls every day…the employees and regular visitor to the office or site. Biophilia has nothing to do with the structure or type of moss or plant. It is simply the mind’s way of telling the body that it is happy to be amongst nature. The effects of the moss wall are the same as if it was a living plant or looking at a beach or a mountain scene. One becomes transfixed on it and wants to be around it. Compare a moss wall to a blank painted gyprock wall and you will understand the difference.

Biophilia is becoming more common within the built environment as designers and architects are including more ‘green and nature’ within their designs. People not only want to be around nature due to its aesthetics, but because it actually makes them feel better. When people feel better, they tend to be more positive, less negative and angry, and less sick and unwell.

Plants in an office environment have been proven by UTS studies to have psychological effects and it is believed that this is the same as the biophilic effect of having a moss wall. Having staffs who are more productive, taking less sick days and enjoying their workspace is a massive advantage for employers. Think of a mundane, old fashioned office with no plants or view, compared to an office with a Moss Wall at the reception and plants around the office. Where would you rather work? Read more…

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