With technology becoming more and more a part of our daily lives it was only a matter of time before the silk plant industry got in the game. As you'll see in the examples below, faux plants are being used as soil meters, humidifiers and cloak and dagger spy tools reminiscent of your favorite James Bond movies. Not surprisingly, the "devices" discussed perform many of the same functions as normal silk plants -- to enhance, shape, or disguise contraptions or sights that are best served hidden.
When fabricating an artificial tree
, whether the tree be completely fabricated, assembled from pre-fabricated tree bark sheets
or whatever method being used, an important factor to take into consideration from an artistic standpoint, is just how realistic or stylized the tree in question should be.
Depending, of course, upon the needs and wishes of the client, or the requirements of whatever given project for which it's being fabricated, will the tree be created as an extremely authentic (museum quality) recreation of nature, a less detailed yet still more or less accurate representation of a real tree or a completely artistic interpretation? And even within this last category, there are many ways in which a fabrication artist can go, taking the design and fabrication of the tree in directions as diverse as a cute, cartoonish and "kid friendly" or even anthropomorphized tree to an almost "fine art" sculptural interpretation.
Privacy, noise, and design aesthetics are proven to influence workplace productivity. Silk plants
, with their versatility and low maintenance, allow designers to shape office spaces to meet the needs of workers in a variety of industries and environments.
In an open office sound can echo, bounce off walls and create a distracting environment. Silk plants absorb sound waves, making private spaces more private and allowing for heightened concentration. While this may not be desirable for a sales office where phone calls and high energy are required to stimulate productivity, it makes sense for creative or research focused environments where quiet is essential for getting work done.
Many of today's cubicle arranged offices lack inspiration, unless that inspiration came from saving as much money as possible on office furniture and decor. The result is often a sterile atmosphere lacking character, one that can negatively affect workplace creativity and productivity.