The preparations for the next IPM ESSEN are in full swing. IPM will again take place at Messe Essen from January 26 to 29, 2016.

This year’s autumn collection of the Antwerp-based design label Serax has been shaped by established values and new talent.

The 2015 Home Style Award will partner with the world renowned iF Award, taking this already authoritative award to a whole new level.

Fancy giving your summer garden or terrace a boost? The Hebe, also known as the veronica bush, is definitely the plant for you as it will introduce some sensational colour back into your garden.

During Novafleur – the fair for professionals in Tours, France – the ‘concours mondial’ (world competition) for florists will be held. 

Coming on the back of a wonderful Interflora World Cup in Berlin, Florint now takes centre stage in order to organize the spectacular European Floristry Championship 2016. The ‘Europa Cup for Florists’ will be taking place in Genoa, Italy, and feature many of the absolute best floral arrangers in the world.

With the take-over of Hakbijl Glass, D&M, a world player in ceramics, reed and wood, is expanding its offering for florists, garden centres and decoration shops, among others. For D&M, adding glass to its already wide range is a logical step, the missing link.

Relive the spectacular week-end of the Fleurop-Interflora World Cup at Berlin! 

Five contestants reached the live finale:

Alex Choi from South Korea is the new world champion of florists! After three exciting days of competition in the Arena Berlin, he came out on top of 25 other participants from around the world and convinced the jury with his outstanding floral designs. Congratulations, Alex Choi!

Our compliments also go out to Neil Whittaker (runner-up), Pirjo Koppi (3rd place) and of course the other two finalists Mehmet Yilmaz and Aritaka Nakamura.

[VIDEO] The Fleurop-Interflora World Cup is to be held in Berlin from 11 to 13 June 2015. A total of 26 nations, each sending a top florist to the world’s most important competition in the green industry, are lining up for the start. Spectators can expect a feast for all the senses. In a competition of superlatives, each participant has to produce three floral masterpieces. The result will be stunning life-size floral creations that will flood the venue, the Arena Berlin, in a sea of myriad colours, shapes and fragrances.

Get inspired by Christoffers Blommor’s and Floristik Lorenz’ work with Calla’s with this online magazine.

The Flower Council of Holland launched a unique and innovative online magazine at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
In June 2015 the Peace Lily, also known as the Spathiphyllum, stands on a pedestal as Houseplant of the month.

May 2015… The time has come to focus more on the lighter side of life and forget the world of yesterday!

Her Majesty Queen Maxima and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium opened the annual sculpture exhibition at Lange Voorhout in The Hague. The official opening of the exhibition “Flemish Vormidable Contemporary Sculpture’ happened with great interest from attendees, public and press.

Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai ended with records: From April 22 to 24, 19,280 trade visitors came into the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

In this table centrepiece we want to profit to the maximum from a material like decorative ribbons. Introducing other techniques and materials you will learn how to use the ribbons in different ways and introduce them as the main element in the floral composition.

In september, the lifestyle, design and decoration tradefair Maison&Objet will take place. The Parisian tradefair’s organisation has decided to reorganise the floor plan of the fair, with a structure that fosters synergies and anticipates consumer trends.