First and foremost, we wanted to find a way of fulfilling this planting contract that would honour LUSH’s zero-waste policy. We achieved this by reusing the pots and certain plants that were already on-site, giving them a new lease of life by rehoming them and reimagining how they might fit into the office decor. Plants that were unable to be salvaged were taken back to our warehouse in Greenford to be composted, helping to nourish the next generation of plants.
Across the two floors of the office building, we filled each designated space with lush, broad-leaved foliage. The pots on their first floor were a variety of natural textures in shades of green, grey, and light browns that felt wholly organic. We therefore chose plants that would evoke thoughts of wild natural growth, including Schefflera amate, Kentia palm, Philodendron xanadu, Ficus lyrata and Strelitzia nicolai.
This combination of textured pots and organic, free-flowing plants continued through to the ground floor and the company meeting room and coffee shop, where we placed additional plants such as Areca Palm, Calathea ‘Makoyana’ and a range of Philodendron.