Scientific research has shown that anyone who spends more than four hours per day in a room with plants will find it more pleasant and will be demonstrably more productive. Indoor and courtyard gardens have been gaining popularity around the world and now they are making their way to Maui with the launch of a new Kihei-based company, Green Wall Designs.
Green Wall Designs, founded by three local entrepreneurs, is the exclusive Hawaii distributor for patented Mobilane green walls systems—described as “works of living art” that are being used by award-winning developers.
Mobilane green wall systems were developed in the Netherlands and perfected for more than 20 years; the systems allow anyone to create vertical living gardens in their home or business and they are designed to be easy to maintain and install.
The systems can be placed indoors or outdoors and include an integrated watering system with reservoir that prevents leaks and ensures that the plants are provided with water for four to six weeks.
Indoor systems require no electric power or water hook up. Outdoor and larger installations can be designed with customized irrigation systems or connected to plumbing and electrical systems to completely automate the watering process
“People want to feel more connected to nature and are looking for ways to be more sustainable,” said Viktoria Ujj, co-owner of Green Wall Designs. “Installing a green wall brings the living beauty of plants into any building and allows visitors a space to have a sense of peace and calm. Green walls can be planted with annuals, perennials, succulents and tropical plants. They can be used to create an indoor herb garden in your kitchen to allow you to pick fresh herbs any time while cooking. Many tropical ferns are proven to help clean the air, offering a natural and inexpensive way to improve air quality.”
A study published by the American Psychological Association concluded that employees were 15 percent more productive when plants are introduced to their workplaces, she added.
Green Wall Designs offers three distinct Mobilane products. The LiveFrame is similar to a piece of framed art and can be customized in size. The LiveDivider is a stand-alone panel that can be planted on both sides. The LivePanel allows business and homeowners to create a large-scale vertical garden. For more information and to set up a consultation email [email protected] or visit Greenwalldesigns.com.
Photo courtesy Green Wall Designs