Fabrica presents Statera, a new design project conceived by Fiona O’Leary and designed in collaboration with Giorgia Zanellato. Made for the workplace, Statera is an object using the therapeutic properties of plants, that can improve the working environment bringing a positive effect to our wellbeing.
The plants, nestled in ceramic pots, balance in a metal structure supported by a stone base. The two halves represent the physical and mental wellbeing that make us whole. Just a gentle reminder to keep balance in our working life.
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About – As our lives get busier, our work/life balance can become destabilised leaving us susceptible to mental and physical stress. By using the therapeutic properties of plants, we can improve our working environment bringing a positive effect to our wellbeing. Coming from the Latin word meaning ‘balance’, Statera nestles plants in two ceramic pots which balance in a metal structure supported by a stone base. Statera allows you to choose complementary plants, such as Gardenia and Golden Photos or Peppermint and Philodendron, that can benefit your health and create a positive working environment.
One of the many ways plants can benefit our work life is by increasing productivity. Our brains expend a lot of energy on tasks that require our full attention. This mental fatigue can only be restored by giving ourselves a break. Shifting our attention to an indirect or effortless form of engagement can refresh us. Plants can offer this type of absorbing, restorative distraction.
In today’s climate, most workplaces have a large server connected to a networked system of computers and printers. These machines produce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and CO2. All day exposure to these can cause headaches, drowsiness and loss of concentration. Studies have shown that growing plants in the office can help to clean the air and improve your physical and mental health.
Photos © Marco Zanin