Tomas De Bruyne

Tomas De Bruyne, Belgian floral designer, owns his own consulting company and is also member of Life3, a company created from the cooperation between Tomas, and two other European top florists, Per Benjamin from Sweden and Max van de Sluis from the Netherlands.

Tomas has won several medals in Belgium and abroad.  At the 2002 World Cup, Tomas ended fifth and also won the exceptional «Quality and Freshness Award» for best technical work. Tomas is a judge at national and international floral competitions, gives seminars, lectures and demonstrations all over the world and has realised many prestigious projects worldwide.

Tomas’ goal is to create artistic designs within the customer’s commercial framework with a clear focus on and respect for the flower’s own character and quality.  For Tomas, flowers are a means of expressing himself beyond any boundaries; striving for perfect harmony has become a second nature.

Born in Bruges on August 06, 1970. Participated in numerous National and International Competitions.

• 1998 – 2nd Place Fleur Cup Belgium.

• 1999 – Began teaching and demonstrating internationally in Japan and around the world.

• 2000 – Began creating stands for International Fairs.

• 2001 – Belgian Champion,
– Demo Tour in Japan,
– Decoration Pont of the Home and Garden Fair, Velzen-Zuid, Holland.

Tomas De Bruyne’s works

• 2002 – 5th Place – World Cup,
– ‘Quality and Freshness Award’ for best technical work at World Cup,
– Design and development of flower shop in Wenduine,
– Member of Life3.

• 2003 – ‘The World Floral Design Show’, Nagoya, Japan.

• 2004 – Assistant to World Cup contender from Korea, in Melbourne,
– Demonstrations in China and Europe, teaching Masters Classes worldwide.

• 2005 – 2nd Place for most beautiful and artistic stand at Gentse Floralieen 2005,
– Major exhibitions, demos and workshops in Japan and Korea, etc,
– Featured Designer at AIFD National Symposium with Life3, Palm Desert, CA.

• 2006 – Officially certified as European Judge FEUPF,
– Belgian ambassador for the Belgium Mystique 2006 by MBLBC Kuala Lumpur Decoration – Malaysia,
– Presentations and Flower Shows in USA, Asia & Europe.

• 2007 – Teaching Master Class in Moscow,
– Exposition ‘Circles’ – Topohauss Art Gallery, Korea,
– Major Demonstration in Beijing ‘Tao and Nature’,
– Decoration Ball of 10,000 Roses – Gerhard Swarovski,
– Several Flower Shows with Life3 in USA,
– Judge for National Russian Flower Cup,
– Assistant to European Cup contender from Greece, in Slovenia,
– Featured Designer at AIFD National Symposium — workshop, Kansas City,
– Appointed Senior Adviser for the Olympic Games, Beijing 2008.

• 2008 – Consultant for Gerhard Swarovski Rosentury Flower Shops,
– Several Flower Shows with Life3 in Russia.

• 2009 – Major Demonstrations/Event Decorations and Lectures in Europe & USA.

• 2010 – Several Major Designs for stands at Gentse Floralies 2010,
– Decoration for Torres de Serranos – Valencia CRIDA Festival,
– Several Demonstrations and Workshops in Canada, USA & Europe.

• 2011 – Major decorations, lectures and demonstration in North America,  Russia and Europe,
– Decoration Skolkovo and demonstration together with Araik Galstyan – introduction of international Araik Galstyan School of Floral Design Moscow,
– Guest speaker “Survival of the Creative Mind”, design 358 school – New Mexico, USA,
– Lecture and workshop in Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Victoria BC Canada,
Consultant Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement  &  I.A.F. Floral Art Research.

• 2012 – Teacher and writer of a 2-year European Master Certificate at the Araik Galstyan international floral design school Moscow,
– Demonstrations and teaching in Russia, Brazil, Hong Kong, East Europe and Europe.

PUBLICATIONS

Inspirational books
1999, Own book of art: Bloeiende Verbeelding, Wenduine(B) — De Bruyne bvba
1999, Beauty of Nature. Co-art project with photographer Michéle Francken. Human body as part of nature with several exhibitions
2003, Emotions by Life3 — Stichting Kunstboek Publischers
2005, Calendar — “Eternal Circles”, co-art project with photographer Kurt Dekeyzer
2005, Wedding Emotions by Life3 — Stichting Kunstboek Publischers
2007, X-mass Emotions by Life3 — Stichting Kunstboek, Publischers, 2007
2008, Luxury box Eternal Circles, co-art project Kurt Dekeyzer / Hilde De Bruyne, 2008
2010, Passionate Emotions by Life3 – Stichting Kunstboek, Publischers 2010 (Release Jan)

Educational books
Life3 Series: Step by step Creativity with Flowers (*) – Stichting Kunstboek Publishers
o   Bouquets (2006)
o   Interior (2006)
o   Christmas (2007)
o   Sympathy (2007)
o   Arrangements (2008)
o   Wedding flowers (2009)
o   Table  arrangements (2009)
o   Plants arrangements (2011)
(*) English, German, Dutch and Russian editions

Participated in several publications as
o   Flower design without borders – Avantgard studio, Russia 2008
o   The Ultimate  flower arrangement (book & DVD) – Japan 2008
o   Annual l 05-06 | 06-07 | 07-08 — Stichting Kunstboek Publishers, 2005-2008
o   Lifestyle book : Stijlvol Wonen — Tielt(B) Lannoo/Terra, 2002

Tomas De Bruyne’s works

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Araik Galstyan

Contacts

10 Vozdvizhenka str, Moscow
Tel: +7 495 651 60 60
E-mail: agfloralschool@gmail.com

ARAIK GALSTYAN Moscow International School of Floral Design