We’ve been awaiting the visit of Japanese master florist Atsushi Taniguchi who will be teaching a series of programs at FlowerSchool New York from April 24th to 27th! We welcome him and celebrate his iconic style, techniques and mastery of floral design. Register for an all-day design and photography workshop on April 24th. Shop the NY Flower Market with Atsushi and learn his contemporary style of design and photography methods. This class will be an in-depth exploration of Atsushi’s process with lunch included. On April 25th celebrate The Romance of Spring with a two hour Master Class showcasing Atsushi’s influence by nature, the seasons and romantic French sensibilities. Finally, on April 27th learn how to make Bold Statements on a Large Scale Design where Atsushi will demonstrate how to avoid pitfalls and obstacles when creating monumental work.
From an early age Atsushi Taniguchidreamed of working in the movie industry, but quickly changed his focus after watching a film that illuminated the charm and beauty of flowers. In 2000, he opened his iconic flower shop Jardin du I’llony in Kobe highlighting the romance of flowers and balance of nature. In 2002 he opened his second shop Jardin du I’llony in Ashiya and since then has worked with luxury brands like Cartier and Hermes for interiors, special events, and gift arrangements. In 2009 Atsushi expanded his vision producing FLOWBULOUS, a floral inspired magazine, and opened his 3rd and most recent shop in Paris in 2015. Atsushi’s unique style and approach to flowers is celebrated throughout the world and his abundantly lush look is irresistible for any flower lover. Photo courtesy of loveukrose
FLOWERS, PHOTOGRAPHY AND CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE FLORISTRY WITH ATSUSHI TANIGUCHI
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 (10:30AM – 4:00PM)
This program will be an all-day intensive workshop with master florist, Atsushi Taniguchi.
First, students will have the opportunity to accompany Atsushi to the flower market to survey the available flowers and learn his method for selecting the best blooms and corresponding palettes. This tour is optional. You may choose to begin your day by meeting us back at FlowerSchool. There, we will view a slide show of Atsushi’s past work to achieve a better understanding of his specific techniques. After sharing lunch together with the group (provided by FlowersSchool) Atsushi will give a demonstration of his design and his style of photography. Students will be able to make their own designs that will later be photographed in Atsuchi’s unique style.
THE ROMANCE OF SPRING WITH ATSUSHI TANIGUCHI
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 (6:30PM – 8:30PM)
This two hour program will be a great introduction to the world of Atsushi Taniguchi and his love of flowers. Atsushi will begin the program with a slideshow of his work, explaining his passion for floral design and how he is influenced by nature and the seasons, with romantic French sensibilities. With Spring in the air, and armed with buckets of seasonal delights, we will enjoy ‘The Romance of Spring’ with this influential master.
MAKING BOLD STATEMENTS ON A LARGE SCALE WITH ATSUSHI TANIGUCHI
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
Making bold statements on a large scale is a special skill. There are multiple obstacles for designers including how to keep flowers fresh, how to be viewed from multiple angles, and of course having to last for several days. This program will show how Atsushi designs these pieces. After learning from him, each student will have a chance to follow his process under his watchful eye.