On Sunday, international great Masters of floral art and on Monday, “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France“ (Best Craftsmen of France) will offer to the public an exceptional show of flower arrangements.
More than a simple bouquet of flowers, their creations are considered as genuine masterpieces for the public pleasure. It's unheard of in France!
These demonstrations will be held, Sunday 9th October from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Monday 10th October from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the auditorium RONSARD.
Carles Fontanillas (Espagne)
Young won many competitions such as Espanya Floral Art in 2001, Runner-up Copa Interflora Espana Catalunya in 2003 or the Floral Art in 2005, Carles Fontanillas now divides his time between his two creations shops floral, between shows and workshops in Europe and USA.
Brigitte Heinrichs (Allemagne)
Silver medalist at the "Floritopia" in Korea, Singapore Garden Festival in Singapore, winner of the First International Florists contest in Moscow, a renowned teacher in the world, Brigitte Heinrichs is now a best-selling author (“floral 100 ideas” in 2010).
Sergey Karpunin (Russie)
Leading figure in the firmament flowers Russia, Sergey Karpunin is advisor and member of the jury of numerous competitions of Russian and European floral composition. His creations at the International Floral Art 2010/2011 have been awarded the first prize of the book.
Ahti Lyra (Estonie)
Despite early career due to chance, the talent of Ahti Lyra is undisputed today. Winner of numerous national and international competitions (Nordic Women, Flower Dress, ISBS challenge), Leading fleurist for Interflora in Northern Europe and the East, it has also created its own brand "Masha".
Emi Yoshimura (Japon)
His experience of many renowned competitions (Grand Meridian Cup Prix in Japan, Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Cup in 2000 and The Piverdie Fashion Flower at the Chateau de Brissac in France) and expertise allowed him to become judge for professional competitions for the Floral Art Award in Tokyo and the Dutch Flower Arrangement contest.
Fascinated by tropical flora, and everything related to art, design, architecture, he finds inspiration in various fields, to tell through plant stories in order to initiate a floral trip where each element responds another by a color, texture, shape ... Between two demonstrations to florists worldwide and shop, he transmits his passion and expertise to youths and adults of the Training Centre Lyonnais.
After an early career in Paris, she moved to Sologne, in Orleans (France), in 2009, to open his own shop. Cinnamon sticks, and bud vases, sculptures cling film structures scoubidous ... is the material that inspires. Today she works as well as flashy plastic birch bark; she likes to reinterpret the materials.
Garry Taffin (Russie)
Teacher Training Centre of Arras apprentices, he has a taste for competition. In 2015, the title of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” in his pocket is a passport to a successful career. Yet he does not plan to leave teaching. Because he discovered the passion to pass on his art to Arras apprentices.
Champions of France Florists and Oscar winner National Youth Florists in 2010, he heard about the World Competition of Florists created by Tours-événements and decided to enroll in this unique event in France. Thus, after 15 hours of atypical events, he won the World Competition of Florists in 2015. Solicited by many competitions organizers as jury or Jury President, he continues to participate himself in competitions. His next objective and personal challenge : to become "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" in 2019.