It has been scientifically proven that artificial plants that are lifelike and faithful to their natural counterparts can have the same soothing effect on people that real plants do. For some, a relaxing environment can make all the difference and put a smile on your face.
This installation at a care home in the heart of Devon encapsulates so many of the things that Vistafolia® is proud to offer – affordable transformative products, innovative design solutions and striking results. The green wall, installed as part of a design by McGregor Smith Landscape Architects, adds a beautifully realistic feature to an otherwise uninspiring brick space.
And while plants can have a soothing effect on those around them, it is a give and take relationship, especially where real green walls are concerned: lack of sunlight can be prohibitive to growth and ongoing maintenance can prove to be laborious. Step forward Vistafolia®, with a maintenance free solution that gives all the beauty of a green wall, without the hassle.
For this project, the panels couldn’t be directly installed directly on to the brickwork, but our technical department were able to advise on a specification for a purpose-built, free-standing metal planter frame to house the artificial green panels, with a lovely cedar panel finish. This lightweight build allowed for an effortless install of the panels, with a great looking, low-maintenance solution that doesn’t interfere with the structure of the building. And because the panels are so easy to install, the whole installation was completed in one day.
To ensure a bold, textured finish, our lush green Texture Boxes were utilized, adding extra ferns and grasses to the wall for extra depth. The stunning finish left the client with a great visual centerpiece for the residents to enjoy, without the burden of it requiring constant attention to keep it looking fantastic.