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About the Designers

Frédéric Dupré

 

Frédéric started studying landscape gardening and horticulture before branching out into floristry. Four years of study lead to a bachelor’s degree and the insight that he was attracted to floral design and the noble art of floristry. In 2003 he received the title France Best Apprentice (MAF) (1st place), three years later he became French Championship and in 2007 he was crowned French Young Talent Interflora Championship (silver). In 2011, the quality of his work and exceptional craftsmanship was recognized when he earned the prestigious title Best Craftman of France (MOF) (1st place). A great tecnician, his work is often architectural, with a mastery of the textures. Frédéric Dupré is a International professional teacher and gives demonstrations and workshops in France and abroad. 

He is a trendsetting florist for many national and international magazines. He is often asked to design large stages for shows and special (floral) events such as the “Floralies”. Next to floral design his heart still goes out to botany and landscaping. In 2015, Frédéric represented France to the World Cup in Berlin. In 2015 he released his first book, Constructed Bouquets. Since 2016, Frédéric has been a passionate ambassador to the Floralfundamentals group. "My philosophy is elways characterized in the concern for detail, form, creativity .... The flower must always privileged in design! The choice of texture and color is very important to me, for I consider that the two are intimately connected; one does not go without the other. My inspiration feeds on everything around me, nature, architecture, movies, painting, haute couture."
 

  
 

Awards

  • 2003 France best apprentice ( meilleur apprenti de France)
  • 2006 gold in the French Championship
  • 2007 silver in the French Young Interflora Championship
  • 2011 Best Craftman of France ( meilleur ouvrier de France)
  • 2014 Wins the qualifiers, the World Cup in France
  • 2015 Finalist at the Interflora World Cup in Berlin
  • 2015 Published 1st book “ Constructed Bouquet”
  • 2017 receives Creativity Award at Flower Moment, in Korea
  • 2018 Published 2nd book “ The Crafter Secret Floos”

 

Hiroto Inoue 

 

Hiroto studied architectural engineering in school and worked at a construction company for ten years. His current focus is on gift flowers and lessons. After retiring from a construction company, he open a flower shop and work mainly on wedding flower decoration. At first, he learned geometric design, then vegetation. Strongly impressed with the vegetal design, it has influence Hiroto's subsequent work. In addition to using paper, Hirotohe has a strong interest in Japanese materials as he uses thin wooden board and bamboo skins in his designs. Hiroto is aiming for the fusion of inspiration and materials gained from nature in all of his work.

 

 

 

 

Awards

  • 2005 -8th WAFA Runner Up to Best in Show
  • 2006 - NFD Japan Flower Design Award - 2rd
  • 2007 - NFD Japan Flower Design Award - 3rd
  • 2008 -  Japan Florist of the Year 2008 -3rd
  • 2008 - NFD Grand Prix - Gold
  • 2009 - Japan Florist of the Year 2009 -3rd
  • 2009 - Flower Expo in Korea Demonstration
  • 2010 - NFD Japan Flower Design Award - 3rd
  • 2011 - NFD Japan Flower Design Award - Grand Prize and Prime Minister’s Award
  • 2011 - NFD Grand Prix 2011- Gold
  • 2015 - Flower Japan Cup - Best in Show
  • 2015 - International Flower Design Contest Japan - Silver Award
  • 2015 - Tokyo Flower Award -2nd
  • 2015 - Certified Skilled Professional on Flower decoration National convention – Silver Award
  • 2016 - Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year - Winner & Platinum Award
  • 2017 - Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year - Sliver Award
  • 2017 - Flower Japan Cup - Gold
  • 2017 - International Flower Design Contest Japan - Silver Award
  • 2017 - Certified Skilled Professional on Flower decoration National convention - Bronze Award
  • 2017 - FDSS DREAM BALL2017  Body Decoration
  • 2018 - Flower Japan Cup - Best in Show
  • 2018 - International Flower Design Contest Japan - Bronze Award
  • 2018 - THE12th China International Orchid Show Display
  • 2018 - Royal FLORIA PUTRAJYA 2018 Display