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MASTER FLORIST

Tiina Koskinen

> Finland

Biography

Tiina Koskinen is a successful, award-winning florist-horticulturist. Her active career in floristry has lasted over 30 years. Nature, plants, flowers and handicraft have been close to Tiina’s heart since her childhood, and in floristry they are combined in a natural way.

Tiina graduated as a gardener in 1984, took her floristry exams in 1991 and began as a florist-horticulturist in 1994. She became Finnish Florists’ Association’s floristry teacher in 2010. She does demonstrations, workshops and various floral projects both alone and together with Pirjo Koppi. Tiina has competed in floristry since 1992, taking part in both domestic competitions and abroad. She won the Finnish national championships in 2008.

As of 2019, Tiina Koskinen is one of the Master Florists that form part of the FLOOS project.

Philosophy

Tiina loves flowers and plants and her designs are always created with botanical approach. Tiina has a deep respect for flowers and wants to showcase the nature and delicacy of each material in her designs. The diversity and understated beauty of floral material truly speak to her.


Awards

2019    Lepaa Open flower competition, 1st place, team Tiina Koskinen & Pirjo Koppi
2018    Floral Art Stamp Competition 1st Place 
2016    Gold Medal of Honour, Finnish Florists’ Association
2013    Tivoli Blomster Show, Denmark, 1stplace
2013    Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year Competition 3rd place
2011, 2010, 2008, 2007    International Floral Art Competition (Italy), 1st place (Team Pirjo Koppi & Tiina Koskinen)
2009    Florist of the Year, Finnish Florists’ Association
2008    Finnish Champion 1st place
2007    Silver Medal of Honour, Finnish Florists’ Association
1999    Golden Corona Flower Design Competition 1st place


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