Ida Kovaljova

Ida Kovaljova

Integrated Product Design MSc

Working Garden

Bringing nature into the office space to enhance creativity

Office interiors containing elements of nature allow people to be happier, more relaxed, stay focused longer, and more important - boost creativity. My concept is to bring nature into the office: introduce Vertical Garden supplied by the Smart System with water and microelements, and encourage user to interact with plants using mobile app, Flora Botanical. Sensors incorporated in the Vertical Garden gather data about humidity of soil and air, insolation of the place, levels of dust and carbon dioxide; System generates the schedule for watering and the particular 'recipe' for each plant. After choosing the plant to water, user 'charges' the Smart Watering Can. Haptic perception of nature plays an important role: touching different items helps people to focus. The interchangeable modules with beans, rocks, bark, grass, moss are to be placed at the desktop. This is reflected in the concept of Office pod/Container.