In a recent article of Architectural Digest magazine various experts were asked about the new trends in design of spaces relating to mental and physical health. Designers need to be constantly evolving their designs with changing trends, including the pandemic, where safety and wellness is very important.
Here are 3 trends for ‘wellness spaces’ in 2021 mentioned by Shelly Lynch-Sparks of Hyphen & Co, Jo Littlefair of Goddard Littlefair, Shalini Misra and Veronica Schreibeis-Smith of Vera Iconica.
Sustainability: favor the use of sustainable and healthy materials, but also, to be able to track the traceability of its processes.
“It’s partly about telling the story of how sustainable materials have been used, how natural resources—such as the flow of natural light and air—have been harnessed, the incorporation of solar-generated energy sources, and the use of upcycled and repurposed items, says Shalini Misra interior architect, designer and property developer.”
Nature Indoors: Spaces and places must be pleasant and promote healthiness. The presence of nature in an indoor space can assure physical and mental wellness.
“Modern wellness spaces can achieve both by using biophilic design, incorporating green spaces to promote oxygen and celebrate natural grounding elements, while also creating photo op experiences worth sharing, says Lynch-Sparks”.
Light: Lighting Fixtures are definitely a trend in 2021 since it’s been determined that it helps to destroy bacteria and purify surfaces. Designers punctualize that lighting has also an important impact on moods.
“Colored lighting is completely out of sync with an interior searching to calm the soul, says Jo Littlefair”.
At MKThink we are also looking at how places can adapt to our evolving needs over time and how those spaces are designed considering factors such as sustainability, wellbeing and safety.