World-class Lecture and Hands-on Design Experience with 2019 FTD World Cup Champion Bart Hassam
To be presented during AIFD Symposium in 2021. Proceeds to benefit the AIFD Foundation.
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Bart Hassam, born in Bundaberg on the east coast of Australia, created his first wedding bouquet for a family wedding at age 13. He competed frequently in Floral Art competitions and completed a Certificate of Commercial Floristry in 1996. Bart went on to work in Japan as a floral design assistant to Japanese Floral Designer Yoko Takahashi. Bart returned to Australia in 2004 to pursue a professional floral design career. He entered competitive floristry, winning Interflora Australian Florist of the Year five times. In 2011 he won the 2011 Intercontinental | Asia Cup. In 2012, Bart became Head Designer for French Flowers in Brisbane until 2018 when he co-created Maison Fleur Floral Design, two studio flower boutiques. He exhibits, demonstrates and teaches floral design regularly in countries all around the world. In 2018, Bart was selected to represent Australia at the 2019 World Cup of Floral Design and became the eventual FTD World Cup Champion of Floral Design in Philadelphia in 2019.
The World-class Lecture and Hands-on Demonstration will illustrate a variety of styles showcasing the flowers that each attendee with work with hands-on to better understand.
• working away from the container
• working with line, form and decorative elements
• working with several contemporary floral design techniques
• working in water, in glass vases and in glass test tubes
• working with transparency and scale
• working with rules of proportion
The material selection, the sense of style, the blend of color and texture expanded the vision of the experience during the 2019 FTD World Cup Competition in Philadelphia. Representing Australia, Bart Hassam is named the 2019 FTD World Cup Champion.
The AIFD Foundation expresses our appreciation to FTD for bringing to the stage a World-class Hands-on Design Experience to add to “A Lifetime of Learning”. We look forward to offering, with great anticipation, this level of design achievement during the AIFD Symposium in 2021.