BIOFILICO, founder & director (2018 - today)
Biophilic, healthy and sustainable interiors & brands.
Matt founded Biofilico design consultancy in 2018 after success with his Biofit natural fitness concept (2015-today) creating indoor-outdoor nature gyms. By applying the same earth-friendly, nature-inspired principles, he now advises on the use of biophilic design for positive benefits on human health and environmental sustainability, whether it be a corporate office environment, residential apartment, coworking space, re-charge room... or gym.
BIOFIT, founder & director (2015 - today)
Biophilic gym design. Natural fitness.
In 2015 Matt launched his first independent project, biofit - an innovative gym concept that combines health-oriented, nature-inspired design principles and his own natural fitness training program. These indoor-outdoor gyms have since been scientifically proven to reduce stress and improve mood while delivering real world fitness gains.
After several pop-ups and a showroom in London (UK), Biofit Calgary opened in the Natural Way Chiropractor Clinic in Alberta, Canada in September 2017. An indoor gym opened in late January 2018 at the Karolinska Institutet medical university's Health Promotion Unit in Stockholm followed by an outdoor gym at the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club in Montenegro, July 2018.
In an effort to contribute to the growing body of evidence behind nature-inspired design's health attributes, Matt led the world's first scientific research study into 'indoor green exercise' in January 2017, followed by a second study a year later with real estate developer EcoWorld Ballymore into the wellness benefits of nature-inspired interiors in a dense urban environment.
PORTO MONTENEGRO, Brand Director (2010 - today)
Creative real estate development. Brand strategy.
Matt has been Brand Director of this thriving residential and marina village development on the Adriatic Coast since January 2015, having previously (2010-2014) built and led a 13-person marketing team with a remit that covered the 450-berth superyacht marina, over 200 waterfront residences, a Yacht Club, Pool Club, Sports Club, shopping village and an international school.
In his current role he conceptualizes and delivers new in-house business concepts around the village, working alongside the CEO, property development and asset management teams to take an idea through from inception to reality.
Recent examples include an own-brand retail store and cafe named AM/PM; a pool club named Lido Mar; a residents only pool concept at the Regent Porto Montenegro Hotel; the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club; a beach bar; a beach gym and the Innovation Centre coworking space. He is also responsible for managing luxury brand partnerships and advising on brand strategy.