“Salutogenic design should achieve a restorative environment. One that’s inviting and well-balanced with a beauty that allows people to reflect”

Herzog et al

Salutogenic design principles


  • Control over ambient conditions
  • The ability to relax
  • Ergonomic products
  • Access to natural light and fresh air
  • Adding to an individual’s sense of ease


  • A sense of belonging
  • Understanding our place in the wider world
  • Caring for the environment


  • Colour and texture
  • Landscaping
  • Acoustics
  • Sightlines and views

A salutogenic designer

Salutogenic principles in Charlotte Findlater designs.

Our designs adhere to Salutogenic principles. It’s our explicit mission to place human well-being at the centre of every design. In the process, we focus on:

  • natural light
  • views
  • ventilation
  • non-toxic material
  • serene colours

Salutogenic design origins

Salutogenesis is a term coined by Aaron Antonovsky, a Scholar of Medical Sociology. His approach focuses on factors that support human health and well-being. The salutogenic model supports a positive relationship between health, stress and coping.

Understanding salutogenic design

The Salutogenic perspective is psychosocial. It supports designs that stimulate, engage and improve an individual’s well-being. Promoting mental and physical health, it’s an investment in people. As a direct result, it can also quicken the healing process.

“Salutogenic design fits so well with our other design principles. The use of natural materials benefits human wellbeing and has a positive impact on the earth. It’s our ultimate design goal – looking after people and our planet.”

Charlotte Findlater.