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lovakian designer Róbert Bartolen, known for his unusual compositions, has surprised us before with his 'sculpture' designs. In these, he makes use of layers, combining heavy flowers with lighter ones. Inspiration comes directly from nature, and he is not afraid to go up and down, just like there. His earlier work can be seen here:


A thousand-and-one nights

The wintery mystical designs make way for lighter springtime designs. The use of colour becomes brighter. The fiery red Jatropha almost pops out of the design. By now, we know that Róbert's work is not only about design, but also about the right lighting and setting. This time, the photography has been given a Middle Eastern touch. The designs would not be out of place in a palace from the thousand-and-one night stories of the Persian Sheherazade.

Jatropha Firecracker

The Jatropha Firecracker is a flower that is often compared to coral. It is a little crazy, but above all very special. Róbert made designs with it in various styles: boho, decorative and solitary.

design Jatropa Firecracker

Decorative and airy

This bouquet is rounded and balanced. The contrasting colours of the Jatropha and Clematis Amazing® Sevilla work particularly well together. This piece gives you a sneak preview of the Sevilla, this special Clematis variety will not be officially introduced until 2022.

Elegant yet playful

That is what this boho bouquet with tulips and Jatropha is. The basic shape is a triangle, your attention is divided over three different sides of the bouquet.

design Jatropa Firecracker
design Jatropa Firecracker

Simply complicated 

Combined with freesia, the Jatropha seems to 'grow' very naturally in the vase. A natural look that looks easier than it really is.

The Dutch Master

The oval flower column in a solitary design, one-of-a-kind. The flowers seek contact with the viewer, there is a play with light and the transience of the flowers also plays a role. This design reminds us of paintings by the old Dutch Masters.

design Jatropa Firecracker
design Jatropa Firecracker

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.

Many thanks to the designer and photographer for the beautiful content: design: Róbert Bartolen, photography: Lukáš Moravský