Captivating, Inspiring, Trendsetting.
These are just a few words that can be used to describe some of our favorite floral designers of 2016.
We at Floral.today love being completely engrossed in a good floral educational moment or the perfect floral design and these designers hit those marks for us.
These designers are just a few of a very long list of designers we appreciate but what set them apart is that they took 2016 with an iron fist and ran with it.
Přemysl Hytych Měnín, Czech Republich Website Affiliations: Floral Fundamentals Social Media:
Like a whisper on the wind or a pin drop, Přemysl is one of those incredible designer that quietly shapes the view of the industry without you even knowing he’s there.
Floral.today had the pleasure of meeting this fascinating and very quiet designer at the Fusion Flowers Summer School in 2016 and with many thanks to Alison Bradley, Přemysl is one of our favorite designers to watch. From his teachings, floral.today has completely rethought our branding (Coming Soon) and how materials can be used across any style of design.
Přemysl has a technical skill and vision of flowers that can be found stretched across his refined fashion pieces and beautiful home interiors. You will see a lot more from this international award winning designer in 2017 as he is not only going to be teaching classes around the world but also working on a potential book!
Tamás Mezőffy Dunakeszi, Hungary Website Affiliations: Floral Fundamentals Social Media:
Tamás is one of those designers where you gasp at the sheer detail of his designs whenever you get the pleasure of seeing them. Along with many of the world’s best, this reigning Europa Cup Champion showcases a mastery of the most beautiful floral details.
No matter the material, color or style, Tamás seems to explore the extent of what can be done with design. floral.today is excited and intrigued what the wonderful designer is going to bring to the industry in the near future.
Harijanto Setiawan Singapore Website Affiliations: Floral Fundamentals Social Media: Book Purchase: **A Mystical Floral Journey**
Harijanto has been snatching up international design awards since 2012, and in 2016 he hit a stride with even more awards and the release of his mesmerizing book ‘A Mystical Floral Journey‘. Not only is Harijanto last year’s Fusion Flowers International Designer of The Year but his work has won him accolades from some of the floral world’s most prestigious stages such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Singapore Garden Festival.
As a trained architect, you can see in Harijanto’s work a flair for wondrous construction and technique. His platinum winning design, ‘The Natural World’, took floral design to the limits and beyond by showcasing his expert grasp of floral design through perfect design and photography genius.
You can find this amazing designer at the Fusion Flowers Summer School in 2017, be aware that spots are limited!
Alex Choi Seoul, South Korea Website Affiliations: Floral Fundamentals Social Media:
This Fleurop-Interflora World Cup reigning champion is the pure image of calm and collected in every video or image floral.today has ever seen of him. Alex brings a commanding level of calm control throughout his designs as you would expect from a world champion.
Even as the world champion Alex brings a level of humbleness in all his does, he can be found teaching at Floriat in Seoul, South Korea and presenting on stages around the world.
These two ladies have been taking a particular part of the floral industry by storm, and that would be social marketing and industry exposure. If you haven’t seen them across your social media yet, you must live under a rock.
Though they are known individually for a being great designers, that’s not what intrigued us in 2016. Holly and Sarah have mastered the one thing that the floral industry as a whole has struggled with, Marketing. These wonderful ladies may have different approaches to their social media and marketing but their success is a bright beacon that shines through to Floral.today and the many reaches of the floral industry.
Holly Heider Chapple Virginia, USA Website Chapel Designers Social Media:
From Chaple Designers spreading beautiful designs across social media to her very own Hope Flower Farm, Holly Heider Chapple’s influence can be found across many levels of social media with a touch of warmth and personal perspective.
Holly Heider Chapple has succeeded where many in the floral industry don’t even know where to start with social media and marketing. With a focus on floral education, many respected industry faces can be found smiling on her social media along with the excited faces of students during classes. You are taken along for the ride for events, education and floral adventures around the world as they happen.
With an international reach Holly has been able to bring her prospective and love for floral design a exposure that reaches a world wide audience. You can get your own slice of floral education at one of the many events Holly hosts at the Hope Flower Farm or presents around the world, just check out her website above to find the right educational fit for you.
Also get ready for the Chapel Designers NYC 2017 and Chapel Designers London 2017!
Sarah Campbell Maryland, USA Website Intrigue Experience Social Media:
Sarah has taken the industry and social media with the popularization of the “Decadent Radial Mass Style” along with her devoted followers and students she has been able to make great strides with ‘The Intrigue Experience’ also. From the opulent events and array of educators from The Intrigue Experience, you’d be hard pressed to not have Sarah cross your floral path at some point.
Sarah has brought a visibility to florists and consumers alike with her beautiful events and welcoming video’s showcasing some of her tips and tricks. Any given time you can find event inspiration or design tips posted on Sarah’s social media. She also has very present marketing to The Intrigue Experience that many industry events fall short of matching when it comes to advertising and getting the attention of educational events.
The Intrigue Experience has many educational events to offer in 2017 so get your spots booked now!
What floral designers were 2016 standouts in your opinion?
Who are you hoping to see more of in 2017?
Happy New Year!