Introducing Awestruck Biophilic Design - bringing the outdoors indoors through the exploration of wellbeing
Harleen McLean, our CEO is an accomplished designer with clients spanning the globe. Combining interior design with her passion for transformation and healing, Harleen is also an international life coach and has delivered seminars to over 25,000 professionals . Her intimate understanding of human behaviour, combined with her dedication to design excellence creates a combination of experience and expertise that enables Harleen to conceptualise, design, and deliver spaces that are both beautiful, and support wellbeing & healing.
Most recently her projects have included clients in the USA, Kenya, Qatar and UK.
Harleen Mclean is an internationally recognized interior design studio dedicated to integrating well-being into aspects of design. We understand that the surrounding environment can influence our everyday emotional, cognitive and physical well-being. Harleen Mclean has developed a signature design code from which more inspired, healthier and mindful living and working habits can flow. Using Biophilic Design we give full expression to your ideas, creating interiors, work spaces and homes that nurture and embrace individuality and wellbeing.
“Working with your internal state to transform your interior space - thus facilitating the improvement of your wellbeing.”
The World Health Organisation expects stress related illness, such as mental health disorders and cardio-vascular disease, to be the two largest contributors to disease. As urbanisation expands our connection to nature diminished. This adversely impacts our mental and physical health and energy. Incorporating direct or indirect elements of nature into the built environment have been demonstrated to reduce stress, blood pressure and encourage healthy heart rates, whilst increasing productivity, creativity and wellbeing.
Businesses at the forefront of work place design such as Apple, Google and Amazon are investing heavily in Biophilic Design elements. These principles are shown to improve worker concentration, engagement and cognitive ability AND attract and retain prized talent.
• Optimization and organisation of spaces with a human focus.
• Thermal comfort levels.
• Air quality, toxin levels and ventilation.
• Acoustic comfort.
• Improved natural and artificial lighting.
• Internal and external views onto nature.
• The use of natural materials textures, patterns and colours.
• The incorporation of recuperative spaces.
• Aesthetic environment with brand recognition.
• Psychological and physiological effects of the space.
Touch - Warmth from a fire place, natural ventilation, textured materials, cool surfaces and solar heat gain.
Sound - Plants moving in the breeze, water features, birds chirping music.
Smell - Fragant Flowers and trees, smells associated with childhood.
Sight - Aquariums, green walls, cloud movement, fracture patterns found in nature, circadian light, view to outside nature.
Taste - Gardening with edible plants, honey bee farm, fresh fruit and vegetable patches, freshly grown home planters.