At Ambius, we love the challenge of beautifying shopping malls with plants. Our design consultants work hard to bring out the character of the mall with their designs and help create an atmosphere that shoppers enjoy.
For example, our recent design project at Twelve Oaks Mall in suburban Detroit was designed by Ambius with Michigan’s natural landscape in mind, which included several different colored and textured grasses, flowers and native oak trees. It truly is a design that reflects the community and location. Through decorating and designing malls with plants and flowers, shoppers are much happier about their shopping experience as well as the scenery.
In addition to the beauty that plants bring to a shopping environment, studies have also been shown that retail spaces featuring plant life have greater sales then retail spaces devoid of foliage. Research has led people to believe that through the presence of plants, shoppers have a greater sense of safety, which means more people will want to be in the mall longer!
Due to the decline in the economy, businesses are constantly thinking of ways to improve their customer base. The addition of lush greenery makes shopping centers more appealing to potential customers. Plants portray a certain level of quality of your business that leads customers to want to spend more money.
At Twelve Oaks Mall, we installed eight 24’ replica Pin Oak trees in the Grand Court. We were able to custom build these trees with unique branches with foliage that were accented with shades of green and yellow to add additional realism to the trees. The theme of naturalism is carried throughout the shopping mall, with containers planted with prairie grasses, perennial flowers and succulent plants to add the right amount of organic feel to the fairly contemporary design.
Plants are also known to reduce noise levels indoors which is important for large shopping malls that can become quite noisy when very busy. Malls can possibly avoid customers complaining about noise by adding more foliage into their design.
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