Bart Hassam is the official FTD World Cup 2019 competitor for Australia. Hailing from Prahran, Victoria, Hassam will compete along floral artists from around the globe in the world’s most prestigious floral design competition.
Hassam’s paternal grandmother introduced him to the world of floral design, and he created his first wedding bouquet for a family wedding at the age of 13. After graduating from secondary school, he went on to further study and completed a Certificate of Commercial Floristry in 1996. He then spent almost a decade in Japan as a floral design assistant to designer Yoko Takahashi. Upon returning to Australia, he began to pursue a professional floral design career as well as competitive floristry – winning the Interflora Australia Florist of the Year Competition five times and winning the 2011 Intercontinental/Asia Cup held in Taiwan.
In 2012, Hassam became Head Designer for French Flowers in Brisbane and in 2018 co-created Maison Fleur Floral Design. He exhibits, demonstrates and teaches floral design regularly in countries all around the world.
Bart Hassam is representing Australia on behalf of Interflora.
View Bart’s full biography here.