Floral Design Day was established to honor Carl Rittner, a pioneer in the industry and founder of the Rittner School of Design in Boston. The intent of the special day is to celebrate the discipline of designing florals; as well as to give recognition to those who infuse our industry with artistic skill and creative talent. The professionals at Casas Adobes Flower Shop are experts in floral design – and are dedicated to creating bouquets and arrangements that make Tucson more beautiful every day.
Floral design has always played an important role in society, and down through the years flowers have reflected the society and culture of the time. In the Victorian Era, flowers were used to convey messages, and it was during this period in history that the tradition of the “language of flowers” was born. If you have ever heard that a lily represents purity or a rose signifies passion, this tradition originated during Victorian times. Flowers during this time, also known as the Romantic Era, were largely used to express secret – and forbidden – love and passion. The floral designs were over-the-top and opulent, with a mixture of wild and garden flowers.
In the early 1900s, the Art Deco movement was taking over the art world, and those designing florals to reflect those trends would also rely upon bold geometric forms. Tropical arrangements often reflect these aesthetic values, with the dramatic sharp lines of the bird of paradise, or the bold solidity of ginger or protea.
The Art Nouveau school emphasized “violent curves” and movement through space, while the Ikebana style from Japan worked with delicate forms and froze them in fluid positions in mid-air. Both styles are known for softer edges and few straight lines.
The art of designing florals is one which is highly valued at our shop, as evidenced the gorgeous arrangements created here every day. If you are looking for a bouquet or arrangement that is a true work of art, Casas Adobes Flower Shop is the place to call in Tucson.