Daniel Santamaria

WHO IS DANIEL SANTAMARIA?
Floral Art is my great passion, a way of life with a high emotional content, I express feelings and communicate sensations through the floral materials.

In 2003 with my partner, Britta Ohlrogge, we created our floral island and we named it Floristik Projekt. A space where Floral Design is as its most innovative and inspirational state.

The combination between forms and natural materials is my goal, through them I acquire ideas and discover a wide range of floral arranging designs and new possibilities.

The strong contrasts in my homeland, the vast blue sky, the wild nature, the Mediterranean and the architecture of a city like Barcelona with artists like Antonio Gaudi, Norman Foster, and Bofill to name only a few, all these elements come together to form what it has been without a doubt a large and endless manual of inspiration.

‘Originality consists in returning to the origin’. A quote by Antonio Gaudi which I always keep in mind and helps me find ways to evolve my floristry craft.

To discover and understand different cultures, specially the history of art, are two ways of creating concepts and get inspired which help the evolution of my commercial and artistic floristry.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
– 3 years as Florist Assistant at Anna Mª’s Florist Shop in Barcelona (Spain),
– 6 years as Professional Florist at Mª Teresa’s Florist Shop in Molins de Rei (Barcelona – Spain),
– 1 year as Professional Florist at Floristik Lersch in Bad-Neuenahr (Germany),
– 1 year as Professional Florist at Jutta Burmester’s Florist Shop in Hamburg (Germany),
– Since 1997 I am a teacher at the Floral Art School of Catalonia (Barcelona – Spain),
– Since 2003 Floristik Projekt, own company in Hamburg (Germany),
– Since 2009 I am a Co-Director at the Floral Art School of Catalonia (Barcelona – Spain).

PROFESSIONAL COURSES
1990–1993 – Studies of Initial Techniques and Specialisation at Floral Art School of Catalonia. Diploma by INCANOP (Catalan Organisation of Modern Professions) of Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia’s Government),
– Diploma in Florist Assistant and Professional Florist by the FEEF (Spanish Federation of Professional Florists).

2003–2004 – Master Craftsman.

2004–2005 – Technician in Fine Art and Design in Floral Art.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVMENTS
Contests:
1997 – VII Spanish Cup, Gold Medal.

2003 – European Floral Cup, Silver Medal.

Seminars and exhibitions in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia and America.

PUBLICATIONS
Floral Annual 05/06,
Arquitectura Floral Barcelona,
Florever wherever 2011.

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Contacts

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Tel: +7 495 651 60 60
E-mail: agfloralschool@gmail.com

ARAIK GALSTYAN Moscow International School of Floral Design