Master florists / Stefan Van Berlo

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Stefan Van Berlo

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Biography

Stefan Van Berlo is a Young Belgian florist who began in the world of floristry by studying horticulture at the School Sint-Niklass. He graduated as a teacher in Gant and opened his florist’s, Bloem-illusie, in 2004.

Stefan combines his work at the florist’s with participation in competitions and teaching. In 2010, he was Belgian Cup Champion.

He has carried demonstrations in France, Russia, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Holland and, also, on television (La Une, Groenland, ATV, Rural TV).

This talented young florist trains teachers at the Antwerp flower arranging school. He also participates in the Alden Biesen annual Project, collaborates with the fashion designer, Geert De Puysseleir, is a ceramic designer for the firm, Walco Pottery, exhibits at Gante floral and is the Editor of the Flor! Magazine.

His pieces have been published in the most important floral art magazines, like Fleur Créatif, as well as other magazines in several countries (New Zealand, France, the UK, Italy, Holland and Russia).

Stefan Van Berlo has been one of the Master Florists who form part of the Floos, the crafter's secret project since 2018.

Philosophy

When the illusion of a fresh idea becomes a creation of reality

Awards

Student Competitions

3rd prize Christmas Happening, Bruges: Christmas ball theme
2nd prize Christmas Happening, Bruges: Hanging Christmas decoration
3rd prize flower arranging at Alden Biesen: Balance
2nd prize flower arranging at Alden Biesen: Free work
Winner Christmas Happening, Bruges: Christmas in a lounge style


Florist Competitions

2004    2nd place Fleur Cup magazine, Alden Biesen
2005    Winner of Belgian Championship for young people: (Junior Cup)
2005    Winner Fleur Cup, Alden Biesen
2006    Competitor in Eurofleurs 2006, Holland
2007    2nd prize Fleurop
2008    2nd international prize Macef, Milan
2010    Winner Belgium Championship
2011    Competitor at Europ Cup, 2011, the Czech Republic
2014    2nd prize Belgium Championship
2017    Winner fusion flower designer of the year
2017    Winner Design Award Flower Moments, South Korea
2018    Silver-gilt medal Chelsea Flower Show group project for Floral Fundamentals 2018

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