Taking inspiration from his French roots Christian will channel the Loire Valley in this holiday class. Using seasonal browns and greens lightened by a touch of white, Christian Tortu will show you how to create a magical forest look for your holiday table. The class will focus on the elements used to make a classic “chemin de table” or table scape that will reflect both the traditions of the season and incorporate local elements like mosses and pines.
Christian Tortu is best known for single-handedly challenging the way the world sees flowers. He is an acclaimed floral designer noted for mixing flowers, plants and vegetables in unique arrangements that strip away artifice and offer direct interpretations of nature. Today, his creations can be found in boutiques around the world and his floral “scenography” has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival and at the couture shows of Chanel, Dior or Valentino.
Nature has always been the inspiration for all of Tortu’s creations. “We need only to know how to look at the plants world, how to respect the uniqueness of species, and to accept their natural tendencies,” Tortu says in his exquisite book, Sensational Bouquets (Abrams, 2000). “We mustn’t force them, but reveal them. Nature is a good guide. It teaches us everything.”
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