Tomas De Bruyne

Lead Instructor

Tomas De Bruyne is an internationally renowned floral designer from Belgium – he works freelance and runs his own consulting company, Tomas De Bruyne BVBA

  Bruges, Belgium
  www.tomasdebruyne.com

Tomas De Bruyne is an internationally renowned floral designer from Belgium – he works freelance and runs his own consulting company.

Tomas has won numerous medals in Belgium and abroad. At the 2002 World Cup, Tomas finished 5th and won the coveted ‘Quality and Freshness Award’ for best technical execution. Tomas is a Florint certified judge for national and international floral competitions. He has given seminars and demonstrations all over the world as well as doing commissioned work on many prestigious projects. Tomas’ goal is to create artistic designs within the customer’s commercial framework with a clear focus and respect for the flower’s own character and quality. For Tomas, it has become second nature, to strive to express himself creatively beyond boundaries in perfect harmony with flowers. In 2013, a new variety of Gloriosa Lily was officially introduced, bearing his name – ‘Tomas De Bruyne’.

CV Tomas De Bruyne

Participated in numerous National and International Competitions
2006 – Officially certified as European Judge FEUPF
Judge for National and European Championships of Russia, Belgium, Holland, & Ukraine
2005 – 2nd Place for beautiful and artistic stand at Gentse Floralieen 2005
2002 – ‘Quality and Freshness Award’ for best technical work at World Cup
2002 – 5th Place – World Cup
2001 – Belgian Champion
1998 – 2ne Place Fleur Cup Belgium
1999 – Began teaching and demonstrating internationally in Japan and around the world
2000 – Began creating stands for International Fairs
2001 – Demo Tour in Japan
2001 – Decoration Pont of the Home and Garden fair, Velzen-Zuid, Holland
2002 – Design and development of flower shop in Wenduine
2003 – ‘The World Floral Design Show’, Nagoya, Japan
2004 – Assistant to World Cup contender from Korea, in Melbourne
2004 – Demonstrations in China and Europe, teaching Masters Classes worldwide
2005 – Major exhibitions, demos and workshops in Japan and Korea, etc.
2005 – Featured Designer at AIFD National Symposium with Life3, Palm Desert, CA
2006 – Belgian ambassador for the Belgium Mystique 2006 by MBLBC Kuala Lumpur Decoration – Malaysia
2007 – Teaching Master Class in Moscow
2007 – Exposition ‘Circles’ – Topohahuss Art Gallery, Korea
2007 – Major Demonstration in Beijing ‘Tao and Nature’
2007 – Appointed Senior Advisor for the Olympic Games, Beijing 2008
2007 – Decoration Ball of 10,000 roses – Gerhard Swarovski
2007 – Judge for National Russian Flower Cup
2007 – Assistant to European Cup contender from Greece, in Slovenia
2007 – Featured Designer at AIFD National Symposium – workshop, Kansas City
2008 – Consultant for Gerhard Swarovski Rosentury Flower Shops
2009 – Major Demonstrations/Event Decorations and Lectures in Europe & USA
2010 – Several Major Designs for stands at Gentse Floralies 2010
2010 – Decoration for Torress de Serranos – Valencia CRIDA Festival
2010 – Several Demonstrations and Workshops in Canada, USA & Europe
2011 – Launched EMC European Master Certification educational program
2013 – Featured Designer at AIFD National Symposium in Las Vegas, NV
Lecture/Demo in France, Holland, Ukraine, Russia, Singapore, USA, & Canada
2013 – Flower Launch of ‘Tomas De Bruyne’ Gloriosa Lily in Las Vegas, NV
2014 – Gold Medal ‘Floral Master Label’ of the Belgium Royal Elite Labor Institute,
given as recognition for passion and professionalism in the floral industry

Publications

Inspirational Books

1999 – Own book of art: Bloeiende Verbeelding, Wenduine (B) – De Bruyne bvba
1999 – Beauty of Nature: Collaborative art project with photographer Michele Francken
2002 – Lifestyle book: Stijlvol Vonen – Tielt (B) Lannoo/Terra
2003 – Emotions by Life3 – Stichting Kunstboek Publishers
2005 – ‘Eternal Circles’ Calendar – collaborative art project with photographer Kurt Dekeyzer
2005 – Wedding Emotions by Life3 – Stichting Kunstboek Publishers
2007 – Christmas Emotions by Life3 – Stichting Kunstboek Publishers
2008 – Luxury Box ‘Eternal Circles’ collaborative art project Kurt Dekeyzer/Hilde De Bruyne
2010 – Passionate Emotions by Life3 – Stichting Kunstboek Publishers
2011 – Floral Moments – 10 Years of Inspiration with Life3, SKB Publishers
2014 – Interior Emotions by Life3 – Stichting Kunstboek Publishers

Educational Books

Life3 Series: Step by Step Creativity with Flowers* – SKB Publishers
Bouquets (2006)
Interior (2006)
Christmas (2007)
Sympathy (2007)
Arrangements (2008)
Wedding Flowers (2009)
Table Arrangements (2009)
Plant Arrangements (2011)
*English, German, Dutch, & Russian Editions
Participated in several publications as:
2002 – Lifestyle Book: Stijlvol Wonen – Tielt (B) Lannoo/Terra
2008 – Flower Design Without Borders – Avantgard Studio, Russia
2008 – The Ultimate Flower Arrangement (book & DVD) – Japan
2005-2015 – Annual 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, 10/11, 14/15 – Stichting Kunstboek Publishers
Author of Many articles/columns in magazines, newspapers world-wide

Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
EMC1E2017 EMC PART 1 (EAST) 5 Days November 2, 2017
EMC1W2017 EMC PART 1 (WEST) 5 Days October 26, 2017
EMC3 EMC PART 3 (English Session) 7 Days September 28, 2016
EMC3 EMC PART 3 (Spanish Session) 7 Days September 13, 2016