Solomon Leong is the official FTD World Cup 2019 competitor for Hong Kong. His philosophy is “Flowers are not a luxury, but are a necessity to fully appreciate life and all the joys that flowers can bring.” In addition to being an active competitor in design competitions, he is an active floral demonstrator who has presented regularly at the Hong Kong Flower Show and other locations both locally and abroad.
Leong’s work reflects the position of Hong Kong – at the crossroads of East and West. His style is intrinsically influenced by the international, yet at the same time remains quintessentially Asian with a strong influence of his native Chinese culture. The work of this much lauded Hong Kong-based floral designer has been described as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘striking’ by international media such as the BBC.
As a doctor of philosophy in cultural studies, Leong’s extensive knowledge of cultures and history in relation to floral art has turned him into a successful commentator of floral designs. He has been interviewed by media such as the BBC, TVB, the Radio Television Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Economic Journal as well as the South China Morning Post, amongst many others. Cosmopolitan Bride Beijing named him ‘one of the 50 influential Chinese voices in the wedding world’.
Leong’s interests include traveling, art and history.
Solomon Leong is representing Hong Kong on behalf of Interflora.
View Solomon’s full biography here.