I was born on April 7th1974 in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - the largest island of the Svalbard arcipelago in the Arctic Ocean. These islands are Norwegian territory.
Norway competitor and overall winner at the Interflora World Cup, March 26-28 2010 held in Shanghai.
I started as a part time worker at the local florist shop, at 14, after moving with my family to the Norwegian mainland.
Freelance florist, international demonstrator, teacher and judge. Mainly in Europe and Asia, and particularly in Hong Kong and South China.
Many years of working experience in China has given this Scandinavian florist from the cold north of Europe a strong fascination for the fantastic contrasts and cultures of this far away country.
Now runs his own shop in Oslo, Norway, Blomst af Hansen since October 2006.
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At a very early age I developed a strong fascination for nature, and botanicals in particular. With a childhood in such cold, dark and snowy surroundings, flowers and plants became highly treasured gems, something magical, and something very exclusive and not taken for granted.
Vea, the Norwegian state school for florists
1991/92 and 92/93
Florist diploma 1994
Participated in Nordic masters of flower arrangement? (Stichting kunstboek Belgium) and World flower artist II (Sodo publishing, Japan) Monograph The World of botanics according to Stein Are Hansen (Stichting kunstboek, Belgium)