Organic design: natural shapes turned into objects

in Design Trends

Organic shapes are what biophilic design would call biomorphic forms – namely shapes that imitate natural ones.

Organic shapes are naturally inviting and they seem to wrap us in a warm hug.
And using them in interiors comes with interesting benefits…

The wellbeing benefits of organic shapes

Numerous studies have found that exposure to the variety of shapes, forms and sounds in nature is beneficial to our health – which is what initiated the development of biophilic design.

Speaking of shapes in particular, it has been proven that humans have a natural preference for organic shapes, which help to reduce stress and enhance concentration (Joye, Y. (2007)).

Organic shapes in interior design

Imitating natural forms, organic shapes are examples of natural analogues in biophilic design.
They can also be used to recreate nature's ordered complexity, introducing fractal patterns in the design of interiors.

So let’s now look at a selection of organic designs inspired by 3 natural shapes: rocks, branches and leaves.

Rocks

Moodboard of organic design objects inspired by rocks.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign

Branches

Moodboard of organic design objects inspired by branches.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign

Leaves

Moodboard of organic design objects inspired by leaves.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign

 
Bringing nature indoors doesn’t stop at using plants in interiors.
Organic design is another way of recalling the natural world indoors, recreating the wellbeing benefits of natural environments and contributing to more engaging and healthier interior spaces!

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