Comfortable environment increases sales
People are happy to run errands in a comfortable space, even if it’s just a quick stop. An enjoyable shop, office or restaurant is an important part of the shopping experience. A well-managed space creates positive feelings and meaningful and memorable experiences that factor into creating lasting customer relations.
190 square metres of verdancy – a huge green wall ensemble in kaari shopping centre
Four new, big green walls were built in Kaari shopping centre in Helsinki, while the shopping centre was renovated. Altogether there are over 7500 plants and almost 190 square metres of greenery.
The Spanish joy of life is blooming at Bar Cón in Kamppi
We are delighted to have received the chance to create the green decor for Bar Cón in the new Kortteli restaurant area in the Kamppi shopping centre. Bar Cón is a lively and authentic Spanish tapas bar, which “floats” on a raft above the shopping centre.
Plant terrarium – a piece of rainforest
For plant enthusiasts like us, a pot in the corner of the office simply isn’t enough. We wanted to bring a touch of exoticism and rainforest diversity to the chilly Nordic environment. Thus the plant terrarium was born. It brings a piece of the mystic of the Amazon into every interior in a convenient package.
A nature-inspired space – case Porkkalankatu
The lobby of an office building in Porkkalankatu, Helsinki, needed a facelift. Hundreds of people pass through the space daily and the slightly drooping plants weren’t exactly improving the busy mood.
Feel the jungle – case HopLop Vantaa
In HopLop, a sporty indoors playground for families, green decor has to be sustainable, movable and it needs volume. In this long-term partnership we plan the ensemble together - palm trees, ceiling panels and silk plant panels. There can be plenty of greenery, but the plants must not be an obstacle to play. The goal is to create the feeling of a jungle indoors. HopLop Vantaa was renewed this autumn and we also wanted to consider adults and the joy of doing things together in the design.
Employee experience matters
You must have heard about the customer experience, but are you familiar with the employee experience?
How business premesis affect job satisfaction
It is easy to forget how many things affect an employee’s productivity and job satisfaction. Wages are an obvious factor, but there are a lot of other things too; for example, the physical working environment and how tidy it is, the temperature changes in the office, and the attitude of the management and other employees.
Management should take an interest in employee job satisfaction
Job satisfaction is a hot topic of conversation - excessive sitting costs the government millions, and young people aren’t in good shape. Many people feel unwell at work. Fear and anxiety drive companies towards hard budget cuts. The first ones to suffer are employees.
Know this when buying your first green wall
Eye-catching green walls are built in Finland and elsewhere in Europe in an increasing number of public places and private residences. Green walls surprise and delight people using the space time after time. In small places, it’s possible to enjoy greenery without wasting floor space. But what does one have to take into account before installing a green wall?
Better acoustics naturally – case Helsinki Hall of Culture
The designing of the big conference rooms in the Helsinki Hall of Culture, designed by Alvar Aalto, was began with a clear need: the big spaces were in need of better acoustics and a new look. Aalto himself was passionate about nature and plants. Moss, which is natural and easy to maintain, was chosen to improve the acoustics.
A unique green tower in the Sello shopping centre
The Sello shopping centre in Espoo attracts thousands of visitors daily. The shopping centre has turned into more of a meeting place rather than just a concentration of shops. People come to spend time and enjoy themselves with friends and family. This makes the cosiness of both the inside and outside spaces more important than it used to be. We have been cooperating with the Sello shopping centre for a long time. This time around, our mutual goal was to create a unique eye-catcher.
Five creative ways to use a green wall
A green wall looks stunning, and studies show that a green wall makes a space more comfortable. Green decoration can also be used as a functional part of the space in different ways. We have gathered five creative and functional ways to use a green wall below.