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 Mehmet Yilmaz.
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 Bouquet should show and express only one thing and regardless: “Dynamic”. The Word is meaning an energy, which is going in a direction. Unique is the position of the handle, straight on in the streaming of the flowers and stems. The handle is not !!! ending in an angle, to reach a ´straight up directed standing vase . No, the vase is designed and build to help the bouquet to look even more dynamic. The bouquet in its form is a body language speaking, “I want to fly, want to go on, shoot away” To represent the person it is dedicated too. Title; "Dynamic and in the Air like Tina"
“Tina Turner”, When she was on stage at 35 years old, people asked her: " for how much longer do you see yourself doing this? She answered: "I have just started !" ... The most dynamic Soulsinger and more in the World of modern Music . The bouquet should repeat and represents her dynamism .That is the message
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.
My Experience with the organic Techniques is a fundamental Law in our workrooms and Shop . We are since many Years as much as possible far away from all Accessories , with a an organic Wellspring . Works with Floral Structures are a daily done Practice .
But this is now a very strong Challenge , to avoid any Iron ... to speak Wire from the Worktable....... Wire is an essential and Basic and traditionally used Medium of Tecnique . But Binding with Leather , Avoiding Leeks in the Containers . To find organic Watertubes ., to fix them naturally on a Structure ..... and than the Hassle with Hights and all the Weight .... to bent Woodforms with Water and Stones , like the Inventors of the Thonetchaires . No , it wars not easy . I am grateful , that i had so many FRiends here and abroad , who could help me , with the pure organic Construccion material . Some Colleagues might have Problems with the "Bringing -in -in the - Country .... organic means Things , which actually had a life before ...Plant Animal ???
What did i do .
The hands are melted in a Form , done with Beewax . In this Substance little schreddered Pieces of Raffia ... to make it more rougher looking . The Hands represent the Reaching out for Freedom ..
Walls are often hindering the Life in Freedom .... and so i did the Wall out of a wooden panel , cutted in the right direction , and bend it with Water influence and heavy Stones ... to create that Movement ,which is already a first Signe of Hope .
Than is the Wallpart wrapped with coriegated Paper , to become thick . Wrapping it tight together with real Leather strings ..... all this after wards painted with Clay . .....the Tubes are a tropical Fruit/ Seedcapsula / Seed head of Asia . , placed with organic Sticks .
The Bassin , with the floating Waterplants : Lemna aquatica is built out of pure Wood ,, hammered together with round Sticks , in Holes , like the old Carpenters did . All this making a not leeking Container with the Beewax .
Judges and Organizers ... take your Installations to check the metal Substance ..... bite in it , scratch it somehow apart : You will not find any" Anorganic " ..... i did my real Best on that Subject .
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