A study conducted by the University of British Columbia concluded that using wood furniture helps to improve the health of those who use the space. The study measured the skin conductivity to determine each subjects’ stress response level when working in a space with wood furniture and then without wood furniture. Across the board, the stress levels were much lower in the wood furniture environment.
It’s been proven that spending time outdoors reduces stress and improves overall health. However, most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. Using wood furnishings not only allows us to bring the outdoors in, but it will help us to gain the some of the health benefits that the outdoors offer such as:
- lower pain perception
- faster recovery
- fewer reported illnesses
- fewer sick days
- greater attention
- greater creativity
- lower aggression
- better interpersonal relations
(Source: “Wood and Human Health”, FPInnovations)
When you consider these findings along with the long-term sustainability of wood furniture, there’s no doubt that wood furniture and design is the best option. We are always happy to come into your space and do a free consultation.