Making Bold Statements on a Large Scale with Atsushi Taniguchi on Saturday, April 27th (12:00pm – 3:00pm)


Making bold statements on a large scale is a special skill. There are multiple obstacles for designers in keeping flowers fresh, being viewed from specific angles, making a bold statement, not to mention 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.

From an early age Atsushi Taniguchi dreamed of working in the movie industry, but quickly changed his focus after watching a particular 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. Following in 2002 he opened his second shop  “florist jardin du I’llony” in Ashiya and since then has worked with luxury brands like Cartier and Hermes for interiors, special event, and gift arrangements. In 2009 he 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.