n part 1 of our stories about the Slovakian designer Róbert Bartolen, we showed floral arrangements made as sculptures, in part 2 we were carried away on a Persian carpet towards the Sultan's Palace and in this third part we continue in this fairy tale. Night has turned into day. It is spring, the sun is shining, and there is one flower that fits this feeling perfectly: Craspedia.
Entering spring with Craspedia
The common denominator in these designs is the Craspedia Paintball Pop™. There are many varieties of Craspedia, at Marginpar we chose the one with the largest 'balls'. The diameter of the Craspedia Paintball Pop™ is related to the length of the stem; the longer the stem, the bigger the ball. With a stem length of 80cm the ball is around 4 to 5 cm.
These bouquets are playful, yet balanced by the different shades of yellow that beautifully complement each other. We especially appreciate the way in which the large bulbs of the Craspedia still pick up momentum far beyond the centre of the bouquet.
Alibaba and the 40 robbers
The table arrangement consists of almost 40 glass vases that together form a whole. Róbert uses the Craspedia here to go up considerably. With success, the flower almost jumps out at you.
It looks like a painting by a Dutch master painter, this special column shape full of spring flowers. Grouped by species and not afraid to make volumes, this designer creates arrangements you can't stop looking at.
About Róbert Bartolen
Róbert Bartolen is a Slovakian florist, who is mainly inspired by Central European nature. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in floristry. Róbert's work has been featured in renowned florist magazines around the world. He works as a florist teacher, florist trainer and trend maker for floral media. He also creates large installations for hotels, receptions or events. Róbert's work is characterised by shapes, lines and structures. He transforms mostly natural materials into artistic floristry. His works show the identity of the area he comes from. The Slavic theme is a frequent source of inspiration for his authorial work. Róbert has won several awards; one of the latest is International Designer of The Year 2019 for the magazine Fusion Flowers.