From ancient times, flowers have been used to express sentiments and convey feelings. But throughout history, flowers have also reflected the cultural mores and trends of the society of the time. Floral design has played an important role through the years, however, it took a man named Carl Rittner to officially recognize floral design as a distinct art form to be celebrated. In 1995, National Floral Design Day was established in Rittner’s honor, ensuring that his vision and legacy would live on through the thousands of talented professionals throughout the country.
Here is South Florida, we love designing with tropical and exotic flowers. The designs that incorporate these bright, vibrant blooms generally come out of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles that were prevalent in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. These designs were geometric in nature, with the former being characterized by angles and bold lines., while the latter tended towards “violent curves” and fluid movement.
The sharp angles of the birds of paradise are perfect for the Art Deco school of design, with sharp edges and confident lines. Designs also tend to be arranged in containers that follow the same rules of line and angle. By contrast, design styles that have evolved out of the Art Nouveau school often use elements such as curly willow or grasses that evoke movement, and containers are also generally curved or round. These two styles are often seen in this part of the country, as the tropical flowers and exotic orchids are right at home in the humid warmth of the Port Charlotte area.Of course, there are so many floral designs that florists enjoy – for instance, Victorian designs are generally opulent bouquets of mixed flowers; and the ancient Japanese Ikebana school features stylized, minimalist designs that seem to float in air. No matter your favorite style, the artistic floral professionals at Port Charlotte Florist are excited to create an amazing design for you.