Fleurop - Interflora World Cup Berlin Day 2 by Irina Zhigalova
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 Irina Zhigalova.
Wondering who got to the final or want to see the floral designs from the other competitors of the second day, visit our Fleurop - Interflora World Cup event page.
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.
It looks very light. Polycarbonate, that I used for the construction setup, it looks like a thin ice.
I used flowers with long stems. I wanted to make a very elegant bouquet.
This bouquet can be presented to anyone, with wishes of peace and tranquility.
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.
I used unplaned planks of pine and bentonite clay. This clay is able to absorb water in vast ammouts, much more than its own weight, and when it's wet, it serves as a natural barrier to the water. It is also chemically resistant and non-toxic. So I just poured it into the cell created from the boards, moisturised and used this construction to fix the flowers and keep them alive.
When I started looking for a natural material that can hold water, I immediately thought of the clay. Bentonite clay is perfect for this work, it is used as a waterproofing material in tunnel construction. But apart from that, people use it in almost all industries, ranging from heavy industry to food and medicine. You find it in your daily life: it contains in medicines, creams, powders for children, it is used in the manufacture of beverages and wine, and it is even offered as a helathy food supplement.
Support (designer name) via de "SUPPORT SELFIE" APP
Fleurop-Interflora & Flowerweb have created a special "SUPPORT SELFIE APP" so everyone can show support for their favourite competitors. Whether they are at home or able to come to the event. It works very easy: You can use your computer, ipad or smartphone to upload a picture wit small text. Which will be uploaded automatically on a big screen at the event. So all competitors can see the friend’s, family and fans supporting them. It works very easy.
Just go to www.sqiffer.com/fleurop and follow the steps.
Video day 2
The host of the Fleurop-Interflora World Cup 2015 is Fleurop AG. Fleurop in Germany is a company of professional florists and is a stock corporation based in Berlin. The shareholders are exclusively Fleurop partner florists who operate qualified floristry businesses offering the services of Fleurop.
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