The Power of the Forest in Transforming our Future Workspaces
Thursday, 12 November @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST
13:30 – 14:30 GMT
A Sponsored Fringe Event hosted by Acclaimed Danish furniture Manufacturer, Carl Hansen & Søn (NYC, U.S.)
About the online session:
Carl Hansen & Søn will host a lively conversation featuring Brooke Mellen, Founder of Cultured Forest to enlighten you on the Japanese cultural practice of Forest Bathing or Shinrin-yoku, which has scientific data to show how nature and time outdoors has proven to help lower stress levels.
Brooke will be joined by a panel of design-oriented speakers who have “bathed in the forest” and will share their thoughts and concepts of how this practice could foster creativity and inspire the design of relaxing environments for workplace gatherings.
About Carl Hansen & Søn
At Carl Hansen & Søn, we believe that iconic design is a combination of simplicity, aesthetics and functionality brought to life through skillful work with the highest quality materials. For over 100 years, we have specialized in providing the outstanding furniture craftsmanship that brings visionary design concepts to life.
About Brooke Mellan and Cultured Forest
Brooke Mellen founded Cultured Forest to share and merge her passion for culture, art and the outdoors. She advises individuals and corporations on how to have enriching and healing experiences through nature and art, achieved through a guided Forestbathing experience or by building a nature-inspired, sustainable Art Collection.
Mellen has traveled the world studying how other cultures connect with nature and art, using this knowledge to help others find better connection and wellbeing in their lives. Brooke is certified in Forest Medicine by the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM); holds a certificate in Forest Therapy from the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA); and is certified in Wilderness First Aid by NOLS.