Bruno Duarte

From the mountains to the markets, Bruno grew up surrounded by flowers on his family's farm in Madeira. This island paradise off the coast of Morocco is known as the floating garden and is home to rare species of flowers from around the world. It's here where Bruno's passion for orchids and all things floral began.

Much like his Belgian contemporaries, Bruno's approach to floral design is both sculptural and emotional, blending organic materials and found objects together to create works of art. His floral studio in Toronto is often mistaken for an art gallery, where weekly window displays are created to showcase his artistry.

His exceptional craftsmanship and innovative design techniques have captured the attention of socialites and A-list celebrities in Canada as well as international glitterati like Rene Zellweger, Patti LaBelle and Sir Elton John.

When Bruno's not at his studio he can be found designing in front of a live audience.He frequently appears on local and national television programs, and gives floral demonstrations at Home and Garden shows. Design firms in the city have Bruno on speed dial, and call upon him to create large structures for art galleries, restaurants, luxury condos, hotels and private homes. He is also a regular contributor to magazines in Australia, Canada and the United States, where his seasonal decor and wedding work are prominently featured.

Daniella Pateman

Daniella began her floral career in 1994. Over the years she's worked for event companies and floral studios throughout England, Ireland and North America. Travel and exposure to different cities, environments and cultures has helped to shape the designer she is today. Daniella is a keen observer who appreciates the textures and movement of art, architecture and design, and the nuances of nature. She joined the Fresh team in 2006 and is currently our head designer.

Natalie Riding

Natalie received her floral training in Ottawa, before launching a successful career in 2002. She has worked for floral event companies in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Natalie's passion and exuberance for floral design can be seen in all her creations. She's constantly experimenting with new and familiar materials, brainstorming and sharing her ideas and motivating staff. In 2010 she became studio manager and floral designer at Fresh Floral Creations.



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