An art installation combining flowers, leaves and romantic lighting has been created at a leading Lake District hotel.
The biophilic circular frame, almost two metres across, was installed in the dining room at Windermere’s Cedar Manor Hotel in time for Valentine’s Day.
Inspired by old fashioned large blooms, it features high quality silk roses, peonies, magnolia and hydrangeas mixed in with trailing ivy and eucalyptus leaves, and is fitted with remote control LED lights which have scene setting controls.
It’s the work of Alison Tordoff of Fidget Design who worked with Alex Wickens on the installation.
Biophilic design is about humans’ innate connection to nature and natural processes to improve health and well being of spaces we live and work in.
Alison was inspired by the work of design guru, Oliver Heath: “It’s about bringing the outside in and relevant health benefits, making a mindful and relaxing environment.”
Heath says there is evidence to suggest that by incorporating biophilic design into our built environments, we can increase our health and wellbeing. “Biophilic design acknowledges that we are instinctively connected to nature and that through exploring this connection within the spaces that we live, relax and work in, we can positively influence our physical and psychological health.”
Caroline Kaye, co-owner of the Cedar Manor, agrees, but was equally impressed by the visual impact of the art installation.
“It looks so beautiful, and it’s appropriate not just for Valentines but also for Mothers’ Day. We love the way it’s transformed our dining room.”
She added: “The theme is perfect here. Botanists went travelling and brought back exotic species of plants, and that’s why we have our Cedar tree.”
Watch the installation being created here