With 2022 wrapping up, we continue our ‘year in review’ series by taking a glance back at how Leaflike has transformed hotel public areas – from standard to extraordinary – with a healthy injection of nature. Here are our top picks from its projects this year…
2022 has brought wonderful opportunities and experiences to the world of biophilic design. Finally, the industry has been able unlock new, creative spaces that are focused around experience and sensory design. For the team at Leaflike, 2022 was the year to turn concepts and visions into realities – expanding from being seen as a solution for minor, quick wins during the pandemic into being major players in transforming public spaces into something new. It has been a year of growth in many ways and has once again proved the resilience of the hospitality sector.
The team have been ‘fortunate’, as Liam Abernethie, Client Relations Associate at Leaflike, puts it, to be involved in some of the most prestigious hotel openings and commercial projects where biophilic design has been an integral part of the interior brief.
We’ve picked our top three favourite projects this year that truly represent the use of biophilia in design:
- Fairmont Windsor Park: a new hotel opening, Leaflike provided the biophilic design throughout the venue, not only for lush green floor standing planters, the trailing plants and flowers for Green’s Café placed outside the Fairmont Spa and Wellness, plus the hanging florals at the Courtyard Hydrotherapy Vitality Pool.
- Pancras Renaissance Hotel London: Leaflike was required to produce a selection of premium quality lifelike planting displays in the Booking Office to compliment the interior design.
- Damac Tower designed by Versace: Leaflike provided the planting displays throughout The Grand Lobby, the spa reception, pool area and The Residents Lounge.
As we look ahead into 2023, we are seeing a variety of trends from this year continuing to strengthen – from Leaflike and elsewhere – including the desire for clients to incorporate new living planting schemes to achieve their green credentials on their journey to being more sustainable.
Preserved moss walls continue to become popular where the concept of a living wall hasn’t been successful or may not work due to the space conditions. Clients are recognising the impact preserved moss can have on public areas to add aesthetic, acoustic, and biophilic benefits.
Amidst the ongoing exploration to be more friendly, hoteliers are beginning to recognise the alternatives to fresh flowers in the form of the brand’s Everleaf range of florals. These are flower displays that are 100 per cent natural and preserved so they retain their beautiful colours and textures.
And that’s just the start. Leaflike is working on some exciting projects that will, once again, help to evolve the hotel design scene and balance interiors and architecture with nature – faux or not.
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Main image credit: Leaflike/Fairmont Hotels & Resorts