With the global push towards healthy cities and urban sustainability, there is a focus to connect nature and man-made spaces, utilizing creative biophilic design concepts. This style has led to a movement referred to as Biophilic Design, that is now influencing how we enjoy the indoor designs of commercial spaces. Truly innovative cities, businesses, and organizations are embracing this trend, designing spaces and products to enhance the overall wellness and wellbeing of the people using these spaces.
Barbican manufactures lighting products specific to the needs of our clients, who want something extraordinary. Offering a full line of award-winning lighting products that can work in any environment including hospitality, healthcare, commercial and institutional applications. Our products combine energy efficiency with innovative design concepts.
Introducing the New Natural Stone Collection
The Natural Stone Collection, offering printed stone and gem patterns, will blend into many of the biophilic designs that are emerging today.
As our lives have become more urbanized, our connections to nature, natural light, and green spaces have declined. This has led many companies to create unique features that bring nature indoors for the benefit of their employees. These new design principles have led to a revolution in style, offering green terraces, living roofs and walls, water features and natural light. Recent studies even offer conclusive evidence demonstrating that through this design, office workers are more productive, children are more engaged in their learning environments and hospital patients have improved recovery times.
“With these trends come new demands for many of the manufacturers who design and build the components needed for these spaces,” notes Steven Geiger, VP of Sales for Barbican.
With the expansion of natural light, it is important to produce light fixtures that offer visual complements to the space, in their shade material and designs. Equally important are energy efficiencies and longevity that thereby reduce overall maintenance and long-term costs.
“Understanding the trends of our industry has led us to expand our shade materials from 250 to over 1200 to reflect the diverse nature of our various market segments, many of whom are working with biophilic design,” explains Geiger.
Barbican has always strived to be at the forefront of best practices in the lighting industry. From offering laminated fabrics that were easy to clean and maintain to warm printed wood shades that blend into more natural settings. It seemed the most logical and natural extension to move into art by nature when launching Lumiscapes by Barbican.
Interior Design publication notes the boundaries between work and leisure are blurring and communal workspaces are beginning to look more like living rooms. This is a design trend that began in the hospitality and restaurant sector and is now migrating to commercial venues with a biophilic design.
Barbican leads the industry in developing innovative lighting products and designs that are sure to enhance any interior project.