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Biophilic Surface

All week in Warehouse of Innovation by Atelier LVDW
This event is open for the public.

Designer Laura van de Wijdeven turns waste into the healing elements of nature. Her project Biophilic surface is an on-going research on Biophilic Design. Research has shown that the intrinsic bond we have with nature, called Biophilia, grants us with positive energy. Biophilia is the innate and emotional tie that binds humanity to earth. When biophilia is used in the built indoor and outdoor environment we call it Biophilic Design. Stress is one of the many negative aspects of life that can be reduced through this hypothesis, even with artificial nature. Laura van de Wijdeven translates her fascination for Biophilia into a surface collection applicable to create natural indoor environments. By the use of waste-streams from other industries, like Forbo, Biophilic Surface becomes a very beneficial product. The project highlights a different side of sustainability and the importance of nature for human kind. Located at former V&D warehouse, Vrijstraat 11.

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Atelier LVDW

Atelier LVDW is the design studio of Laura van de Wijdeven. After graduating Lifestyle Design at Willem de Kooning academy she gained experience by working for Studio Nienke Hoogvliet and trend forecast agency Oltmans van Niekerk. Her love for nature and the creation of materials evolved into her own design studio in 2017. Atelier LVDW is highly inspired by all the benefits nature brings human kind. The natural stress relieve from being in green environments is a key ingredient for the design studio. Atelier LVDW has its main focus on Biophilic colour and texture and translates this research into surface-based artworks and murals. Combining a fascination for Biophilia with a sustainable and circular design approach.


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