Fleurop - Interflora World Cup Berlin Day 2 Shauna Larsen
On the second day of Fleurop Interflora World Cup competition, the designers were asked to undertake two live task which they could prepare at home. First- a revolutionary bouquet 100% Hand-tied. The second assigment of the day was all about creating a 100% organic workpiece that is free of floral foam, wire, or metal.
It was another day with amazing floral design work.. Where the competitors fought to get a spot into the finals. Only ten would make it to the next day....
Flowerweb worked directly with the organisation to make sure we not only show you the end results but also a spep by step from start to finish. We interviewed the competitors to tell us the stories behind the creations and techniques used
Below you can see the works results by Shauna Larsen.
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Day 2: Second competition task: 100% hand-tied
The second task requires the creation of a revolutionary bouquet that is striking, unique, and never before seen in a time limitof 1 hour.
The design differs from the traditional rounded form of the bouquet. It is with the use of various modern techniques such as the binding and tatami methods. The use of the darker colours away from the centre of the design is also an unusual feature. However different the bouquet must seem, I believe it should still display good technical qualities that are respectful to the horticultural materials used.
The darker, more somber colour of rich purple is matched with the earthy brown tones. Theses colours evoke a strong emotional response from the viewer. The choice of flowers of orchids and calla were chosen for the qualities of their linear stem to provide line and rhythm in the design. The use of the Giant Allium in the centre gives a feeling of solidity and visual substance.
The message behind this bouquet is about the fluidity of change. The freedom to change our ideas will also change our lives. The bouquet is for everyone who wants to change something in their lives for the better
Day 2: Third competition task: 100% organic
Task three relates to freedom by reduction. All of the contestants are required to avoid using any materials that are not recyclable. This is all about creating a 100% organic workpiece that is free of floral foam, wire, or metal.
The base of this design uses the Strangler Fig that has been removed from the host tree. The use of this is also symbolic as the flowers and other plant material break free from the restraints of the Strangler Fig.… The use of whole plants is important in much of my work. Plants used in this way are completely natural without being forced to be used in a man made, decorative fashion.
I use the binding with wire techniques quite often in my work so finding a natural alternative to use in the construction of the piece was challenging. This brief gave me a lot to think about in terms of water sources for the horticultural materials
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