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About Berit

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Modern flower art

Danish and International Champion in Modern Flower Art.

Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen graduated as a flower decorator in 1987. After having finished her education she moved to Aarhus, where she studied professional postgraduate teacher training for adults concurrently with her job as a flower decorator. She has ever since taught professionals and amateurs. At the school of trade/Handelsfagskolen in Skåde, Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen taught the students at the flower decorator education and at JU in Beder (Beder Gardening School) she taught at the education for flower arrangers. Furthermore Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen is educated as a shop- and interior decorator.

Throughout her long life amongst flowers, Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen has taught courses – long as well as short – on behalf of the company Interflora Denmark, among many. The courses were for professionals and the main focus was the newest techniques, trends and inspiration concerning flower design.

As an Ambassador for Smithers Oasis Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen has travelled around in Europe, especially in Poland, Scandinavia, Baltic States and Russia, in which she has represented the company’s products through teaching, demonstrations, workshops, shows and events. Using her network worldwide Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen arranges courses at different levels for and with foreign flower designers.

Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen likes to stay updated and she always keeps herself one step ahead concerning development in her line of profession. This is done throughout courses and trade fairs in foreign countries.

Competitions:

Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen participates – and has participated – in different competitions in modern flower art throughout the years. It has been both national and international competitions – and with very impressive and great results.

Some of the latest results:

  • GOLD: District Championship, Aarhus 2012
  • GOLD: Danish Championship in Modern Flower Art, Odense 2012
  • GOLD: International Flower Cup, Odense 2013
  • SILVER: Danish Championship in Modern Flower Art, Aarhus 2014
  • SILVER: International Flower Contest, Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki, Japan 2015

Inspiration & values

Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen – a flower designer.

Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen owns flower and design. She possesses a professional pride, is playful and enjoys turning the materials upside down and challenging herself. The joy and the dedication concerning the profession is huge as well as the enthusiasm regarding botanic materials and she loves to convey and share her experiences and know-how.

Nature as an eternal source of inspiration

Looking as far into the woods as the eye can see, lying on the fresh, green moss on the forest’s floor. Watching the rays of the sun play with the twigs and leaves, see a fallen tree and how the fog is making patterns on a spider’s nest. A walk along the beach in the intense wind, watching the wild flowers grow all around in the nature. These are just a few of the many ways nature inspires Berit throughout her flower designs. The inspiration is to be found everywhere!

Every morning Berit wakes up excited to explore the botanic world and expand her knowledge about it.

 

HAPPY TO BE A FLORIST

 

seminars – workshops – demonstrations – training
events – consultation

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Tel: +45 2447 9355

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