Award winning and WELL certified Interior Designer, Emma Webb, is passionate about designing for the wellness of her clients and focused on delivering restorative spaces that people feel good in. Her creative vision and expertise in implementing the principles of Biophilic design and Nudge design result in interiors that are beautiful, calm and restorative as well as supportive of positive lifestyle choices.
Biophilic interior design is all about enhancing how people feel in a space by engaging with natural systems. Much research has been conducted over the last 20+ years that demonstrates how regular interaction with nature (even imitated nature - images of natural settings, house plants, digital sounds etc.) can lower blood pressure/heart rate, decrease levels of the stress hormone - cortisol, restore energy levels and improve concentration. We spend 90 percent of our lives indoors, cut off from the natural systems we evolved from, it is no surprise that the primitive parts of our brain crave this reconnection.
Nudge design considers how the body and brain respond to the built environment and encourages better lifestyle habits (exercise, food choices) by reducing the effort to make the right choice.
Over a 25+ year career, Emma has built an extensive portfolio of distinctive projects in Ireland and Internationally. She is experienced, knowledgeable and committed to providing the highest standards of practice. Emma’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, WELL Building Standard professional accreditation as well as Biophilic design, Healthier Materials and sustainable building certificates. Emma is also a fully accredited international SBID (The Society of British and International Interior Design) design professional , has achieved Business All-Star Accreditation and been named South Dublin Interior Design Company of The Year 2023 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.
Emma earned the WELL AP Credential through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in March 2021. The WELL AP credential is the leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and well-being in the built environment, and specialisation in the WELL Building Standard. Emma is one of a few interior design professionals in Ireland to achieve this credential.
The WELL Building Standard is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness and can be applied across many real estate sectors. It marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and well-being. It is also an ongoing performance-based system which continues measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work and learn in WELL certified buildings. WELL focuses on seven categories of building performance: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind and provides strategies and standards to deliver the best results for every individual.
Emma branched out into product design and founded Stackajack Products LTD in 2012 to redesign essential children’s furniture. Emma headed the innovation and design process which brought the Stackajack Clevercrib range to market nationwide, won industry awards for Innovation and Best Product of the year, achieved recognition in Irish and UK media and even appeared on RTE Dragon's Den!