We know the best workplace designs inspire well-being, create a sense of belonging and stimulate creativity… If only we had the budget to keep a top architect on retainer. Sadly, Finance are unlikely to sanction a Google-style makeover any time soon. But, there is a way to give your workspace an uplift that doesn’t involve an expensive, disruptive revamp – Install a tree. Or several.
A tree? In a building?! That’s right. It’s not something you expect to see every day – which makes it all the more surprising. Enter a lobby with a fully-grown tree and we challenge you not to feel a sense of wonder or flicker of excitement. Indoor trees have a motivational impact that no ‘lick of paint’ or new furniture can ever hope to match. The presence of an indoor tree will give people a boost every time they walk through your doors.
A Pitto-what?! OK, the name might not roll off the tongue as easily as oak or ash but the Pittosporum is up there with the most popular indoor trees. Also known as a ‘Kohuhu tree’ it is a New Zealand native that is prized for its vitality and ever-fresh looks. The leaves have a glossy sheen and leathery texture – along the lines of our much-loved laurels, though smaller, deeper green and with a dynamic twist (the sides curl up in wave patterns). The slender, smooth trunk gives it an architectural, aspirational feel and culminates in a dense, almost-spherical head of foliage. In combination, Pittosporum’s many outstanding features make it a majestic tree that attracts looks and creates a whole atmosphere by itself.
In the wild, Pittosporum needs full sun to thrive and is unhappy in very cold climates, where dry, cold winds do it real harm. Thankfully, Mummie Plants have perfected a technique for adapting the Pittosporum to life inside an Irish company – We preserve it. The Pittosporum has proved a perfect species for mummification, with fabulous results. You get a tree that can be adapted to any ceiling height (from atriums to low suspended ceilings), looks fresh and green all year round, never sheds leaves or outgrows its space and – best of all – is completely self-sufficient and maintenance-free, needing no water, light, food, pesticides or specialist care.
Pittosporum is the perfect addition to the lobby of your company building or the reception of your hotel or the room where you welcome your clients or the centre of your stylish restaurant… Want to give your interior a lift without breaking the bank? Call us on 01 296 4540 to arrange a visit and experience the power of an indoor Pittosporum for yourself. We promise not to say “we told you so!”