Designing to Win Gallery - Glass & Grass

David Berger, AIFD

As part of Flower Thinking's Designing to Win program, floral designers responded to a competition-style schedule with the theme Glass & Grass.

Here is one submission from Australian floral designer David Berger, with a glimpse of the learnings that were gained and applied.

Detail shot of David's interpretation of Glass & Grass

Glass & Grass - David Berger

My inspiration was a fluted glass vase and the grasses along a path where I walk. I wanted to explore displacement and clear rods provided a base to work away from the vase, whilst incorporating it into the finished design. A new found respect developed for the vast botanical family that grass is a part of.

Dianella, Kikuyu, Digitaria, Papyrus, Phalaenopsis, Scabiosa, Zantedeschia

Design - David Berger

Photography - David Berger

  • Some of the Learnings Gained and Applied

    • Visual Balance – more decisively asymmetrical.
    • Proportions/dimension – the left to right proportions could be stretched/condensed for more impact/further asymmetry.
    • Overall the design feels harmonious and cohesive.
    • Changed the visual balance to be more decisively asymmetrical – visual balance is now more effective.
    • Downward flow of energy is more dominant.
    • Overall impact has increased, without sacrificing harmony.
  • About the Designer

    David Berger is a Floristry Teacher TAFE NSW Western Sydney Region, Interflora Australia Judge, WorldSkills Australia Chief Judge, International Expert Floristry, American Institute Floral Designers-Certified Floral Designer, Certified Evaluator Judge, Professional Floral Communicators International, and Master Florist New Zealand Professional Florists.

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