“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
- Sightlines and views
A salutogenic designer
Salutogenic principles in Charlotte Findlater designs.
My designs adhere to Salutogenic principles. It’s my explicit mission to place human well-being at the centre of every design. In the process, I focus on:
- natural light
- 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 my other design principles. The use of natural materials benefits human wellbeing and has a positive impact on the earth. It’s my ultimate design goal – looking after people and our planet.”Charlotte Findlater.