Unveiling the Secrets of the Interflora World Cup with Jenny Thomasson

by Details Flowers ● 4 October ● News & Events, Partners
We had the pleasure of the US Representative and our good friend, Jenny Thomasson, as our Masterclass Guest for September! She gave us the behind-the-scenes scoop on the Interflora World Cup and her preparation for the competition. Details had a chance to attend the World Cup this year, and it was a phenomenal display of floral artistry. Check out our blog for our complete experience! If you were unable to join us in this month's Masterclass and learn all about the Interflora World Cup, here is what you missed!
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The Interflora World Cup is a prestigious event that happens every four years. Floral designers from around the world compete in this event to showcase their skills, creativity, and innovation in creating breathtaking floral designs. The competition typically involves a series of challenges and tasks that test the participants' abilities to craft intricate and imaginative floral designs. These designs often encompass a wide range of themes and styles, from classical and traditional to contemporary and avant-garde. The talent from all over the world is absolutely magnificent. Check out this blog to meet all of the competitors of this year's World Cup!
To be the US Representative, Jenny had to qualify last year at the AIFD Annual Symposium. In January of this year, she was given the guidelines for this year's World Cup so she could start preparing for the competition. She conceptualized her designs over the last few months and created as many structures as possible beforehand.  To get in the competition zone, Jenny put herself through moc timed design sessions and made herself think outside the box. 
During the Interflora World Cup, all competitors are given multiple surprise tasks where they must think on their feet to create a design. To help her with this, she always remembered to keep her design clean and think of something no one else would create. These tasks force the florists to dig into their toolbox and show off their skill set. 

The Interflora World Cup provides a platform for florists to exchange ideas, learn from each other, and push the boundaries of floral design. It's a competition and a global gathering of floral enthusiasts and professionals who share a passion for the art of flowers. She said the inspiration the other competitors taught her will be skills she carries with her in her future designs. 


Jenny mentioned her memories and the relationships created with the competitors, and her support system will last her a lifetime. She is beyond thankful for all of her sponsors and the support of her family and floral friends from the US. She has some pretty exciting things to come, and we highly suggest you follow along in her journey! 
Here are some helpful links we mentioned in the Masterclass:

Jenny is going on the road next year to teach Hands-On Bouquet Classes in San Diego, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Orlando. Make sure you get your tickets for these classes. You do not want to miss it!

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About Jenny Thomasson

Testimonial Page (8) copyJenny Thomasson AIFD PFCI EMC AAF is an accredited member of AIFD, American Institute of Floral Designers,  PFCI, Professional Floral Communicators International, EMC, European Masters Certification, and AAF, American Academy of Floriculture. She is a touring commentator for the Education Specialist Team for Teleflora, a featured designer in industry publications, networks, and podcasts, a lead instructor at the Dr. Delphinium Design Institute in Dallas, Texas, sole proprietor for Jenny T Floristry and a published author of, Perishable Poetics: Manifesting Emotion through Contemporary Floral Design and Endless Florescence: Transformative Contemporary Dried Floral Design. She is also the CEO and product developer for Meraki Floral Tools and an independent instructor worldwide. Her unique style is described as Contemporary Naturalism, allowing the space and light to interplay with the botanical materials effortlessly and holistically. 

Honored to have presented four times on the main stage at the AIFD National Symposium and represented North America twice at Fleuramour in Belgium, a member of the decorating team for the White House For Christmas, an AIFD Team Designer at the Philadelphia Flower Show, as well as a dynamic speaker and educator for various groups and programs. A design competitor in the US, China, and Europe, crossing borders to teach in Mexico and Canada and utilizing virtual platforms for programs and lectures. In September 2023, she represented the USA in the Interflora World Cup Competition, all with a passion for pushing the boundaries of American floristry in a fresh and modern way.


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