The limbic system is a complex of brain structures that performs important functions in relation to our emotions and our mood.
It receives, processes and memorizes information from the surrounding environment – including colors – influencing emotional, instinctive and behavioral reactions.
Starting from this scientific evidence, Sedus has carried out research and elaborated an articulated approach to color design, recently published in the volume “Limbic Office. Individual colors for your company.”
And thanks to an online questionnaire, everyone can identify the most suitable colors to create a positive work environment, in the office or in the home office.
Emotions are an essential part of our lives and wellbeing and can unconsciously drive our sense of space; in particular, we have all experienced empirically how colors can influence our mood, even in the workplace.
So emotions can also become a guide in design. The Sedus Limbic Office approach is based on this assumption: a journey of discovery which, based on scientific data, allows us to direct the chromatic choices in interior design by taking into account our unconscious reactions.
The Limbic Office refers to Dr. Hans-Georg Häusel’s limbic motivational and decision making model which uses emotions to determine behaviors and then transfers them to a system.
The system identifies three emotional types: balance, dominance and stimulus.
Each type is defined according to its own way of thinking and acting; it has its own individual characteristics, values and priorities.
The Limbic Office method includes 12 personalities that are assigned to the 3 main groups.
Wellbeing and effective work are possible when environments reflect the personality of the company and/or the person.
Both the workspace in the company and at home.
For this reason, two different questionnaires were created:
– the first questionnaire is aimed at organizing the home office environment in a positive way.
– the second questionnaire is aimed at color design in the company to stimulate the creativity and wellbeing of employees.