Oliver Heath, sustainable and wellbeing designer, to curate a biophilic-designed home pop-up space to inspire visitors to design their homes with sustainability and wellness in mind
Westfield London is launching a biophilic-designed home pop-up called ‘Healthy Home’, with renowned sustainable and wellbeing designer Oliver Heath, working with a range of home and interior brands to curate an exclusive collection inspired by biophilia. Visitors to the pop-up, which will be live between 19th to 22nd May, will be able to discover the benefits of biophilic design and how to transform their own homes into mindful and restorative spaces through clever designs that focus on various approaches, ranging from sensory design to supporting biodiversity.
The pop-up leads the wider ‘Design for Living’ home event at Westfield London, where the centre’s home and interior retailers will be spotlighting new season products and on-trend solutions, as well as hosting a series of in-store activations to inspire ideas for the home.
Local residents and Westfield visitors will be encouraged to explore the different room sets – including a garden, dining room, living room, bedroom, work, and exercise space – for inspiration on how to boost their wellbeing at home through different design techniques and products. In addition, Oliver will be present at the ‘Healthy Home’ pop-up on Saturday 21st May, to meet visitors and will host a 30min workshop session* on how to design a healthy home, using insights and tips from his latest book, ‘Design A Healthy Home: 100 Ways to Transform Your Space for Physical and Mental Wellbeing’.
Biophilic design reflects the move to create spaces with occupant wellbeing as the utmost priority by enhancing connections to nature and natural systems. The pop-up will bring to life this concept of a ‘healthy home’ through a series of immersive, informative, and interactive home and interior installations and activations. Home and interior brands that will be showcased in the space include Habitat, Heals, Raft, Natuzzi, John Lewis and Partners and Bo Concept.
Inspiring products that will be showcased at the pop-up will include premium eco-friendly paint brand, YesColours, Lumie light clocks, Blue Air air purifiers, Abode water filter system taps, alongside a wider product range informed by Oliver’s global expertise in biophilic design – including insights and inspirations such as biophilic acoustics, blue space theory, natural eco paints and circadian lighting. Patch will be providing up to 100 house and garden plants for the pop-up, in tandem with Biotecture’s green wall installation that will highlight the importance of greenery to biophilic design and home wellbeing.
Oliver Heath, Director at Oliver Heath Design, commented: “Partnering with Westfield provides an exciting opportunity to bring biophilic design to life and showcase its benefits to Westfield’s diverse shopper groups. We spend an alarming 90% of our lives indoors, and so it is vital now more than ever to design spaces where we live, work, and learn by incorporating natural materials, natural light, and greenery to ensure our homes are restorative places. Working with the Westfield London’s home and interior brands means there’s a vast selection of accessible, eco and natural products and materials for visitors to be inspired from and help easily transform their home.”
Katie Wyle, General Manager at Westfield London said: “We’re thrilled to work with Oliver Heath, who is leading the way in innovative home design. At Westfield, we always look to offer our visitors and local communities the latest and future-gazing insights and trend-led experiences to help inform their lifestyle purchases. With the wide-ranging selection of home and interior brands available at our Home Quarter, we hope visitors to the pop-up will be inspired to ‘shop the look’ and can create their own healthy home.”
The ‘Healthy Home’ pop-up will be located by the Atrium on the Ground floor and will open at 10am on Thursday 19th May and close at 6pm on Sunday 22nd May 2022. The space will be open to all Westfield London visitors and free of charge to enter.