Interior Designer, Emma Webb, is passionate about designing for the wellness of her clients and focuses on delivering restorative spaces that positively impact on health and wellbeing. She holds a B.A in Psychology and has completed studies in Biophilic Design, the WELL Building Standard and the Environmental impact on our health and wellbeing. Having also worked internationally, she has a fresh approach and distinctive style and is not afraid to push the boundaries. Over her 20+ year career, Emma has built an extensive portfolio of distinctive projects in Ireland and overseas.
Emma is inherently practical and this is apparent in most of her work. She does not believe in designing interiors that only look good on Instagram and works closely with clients to understand how they want to live their lives and then designs accordingly. She uses design tools such as Nudge design and Biophilic interventions to make the best of the space specifically to suit each client and their lifestyle. This bespoke approach and engagement forges strong relationships and trust – which is key to all successful partnerships.
Helping people feel good in a space has always been a passionate motivator and Emma's creative vision and expertise in implementing biophilic design principles results in interiors that are beautiful, calm and restorative. 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.
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!
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.