“Fleuramour – Crystal & Flowers” traveled in April to the sparkling world of Val Saint Lambert, the venerable 192-year-old Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer in the historic Walloon municipality of Seraing, which lies along the Meuse River in the province of Liege. Showcased during event were the designs of many floral artists and international designers like Angelica Lacarbonara from Italy and Ella Fodor and Anca Ungureanu from Romania. Eight thousand visitors visited the event over three days. During the event, there were two competitions for professional florists and one for students. Here are some highlights of the entries in the competitions.
Professional Competition: “A Festive Floral Dress for a Spring Party”
Gold: A dress made of Populus alba (silver-leaved poplar) leaves and Salix spp. (willow catkins), with crystals, by Fabienne Walcarius.
Silver: A dress made out of natural materials such as flowers, leaves, branches, fiber and bark, by Mieke Hoflack, Belgium.
Bronze: A dress made of Morus spp. (mulberry) fiber by Judith Metz, Romania
Design by Martine Dessy, Belgium (no prize)
Student Competition: “A Floral Accessory for a Spring Party”
Gold: Design by Florent Dodeigne
Silver: Design by Cyrill Demelle and Alexandra Demelle
Bronze: Design by Charlien Van Herpe
Professional Competition: Land Art
Gold: Thierry Polart and his students at EICB Braine-le-Comte, Belgium
Silver: Elise Seret
By Judith Blacklock