Table for Two - Our Ocean Waves Task 3 at Interflora World Cup 2023

Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.

By: THURSD. | 10-09-2023 | 3 min read
Floral Designs Floral Events
Interflora World cup

After an exhausting first two rounds at the Interflora World Cup 2023 competition, it was time for task number 3. A fixed theme again, so the twenty designers did not come ill-prepared. And they created some fabulous designs at the UK's Manchester Central Convention Centre as you can witness below.

Friday 8th September

Task 3: Our Ocean Waves – Table for Two

On Friday morning, the focus shifted to the captivating world of ocean waves. Inspired by the words of Christy Ann Martine, poet, and author, who beautifully said, "Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free," the florists will craft mesmerizing table designs that capture the essence of the ocean's beauty.

Marvel at the elegance and grace expressed through floral artistry in this random-order overview.

The Third-Round Designs Made by the 5 Finalists


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Nicolaus Peters
Nicolaus Peters, Germany


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Elisabeth Pålsson
Elisabeth Pålsson, Norway


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Elizabeth Newcombe
Elizabeth Newcombe, United Kingdom and Ireland


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Patricia Aguín
Patricia Aguín, Spain


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Hyunghak Kim
Hyunghak Kim, South Korea


The Third-Round Designs Made by the Other 5 Semi-Finalists


 Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Melissa Smedes
Melissa Smedes, Netherlands


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Katharina Albrechtsen
Katharina Albrechtsen, Denmark


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Jennifer Thomasson
Jennifer Thomasson, USA


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Attila Nemeth
Attila Nemeth, Hungary


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Stéphane Chanteloube
Stéphane Chanteloube, France


The Third-Round Designs Made by the Other 10 Competitors


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Solomon Leong
Solomon Leong, Hong Kong


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Daniela Pighetti
Daniela Pighetti, Italy


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Hironori Komatsu
Hironori Komatsu, Japan


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Lea Romanowski
Lea Romanowski, Canada


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Saija Sitolahti
Saija Sitolahti, Finland


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Ivan Moreno
Ivan Moreno, Colombia


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Monica Garcia
Monica Garcia, Peru


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Emanuela Araujo
Emanuela Araújo, Portugal


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Thanh Tran
Thanh Tran, Vietnam


Interflora Worldcup Task 3 Alejandro Figueira Fernandes
Alejandro Figueira Fernandes, Venezuela


'Our Natural World' as Main Theme

The overall theme of this year’s competition was ‘Our Natural World’. Each task has been created to show love and respect for the beautiful planet we live on as well as to capture the imagination of the competitors and show visitors how florists cherish nature and the environment.

All competitors were asked to concentrate on sustainability and natural materials in their designs.

They’re all the best in the business. There were a total of six heats altogether across the three days, including the Semi-Final evening on Friday 8th September, and the Grand Final evening on Saturday 9th September. Each task had a different theme and a quote to convey with the design, and three of them were kept completely under wraps until just before the timer started.

Over 100 Floral Designs

If you visited the event on Saturday’s exhibition day, you’d have the chance to see over 100 mind-blowing floral designs created throughout the competition so far. You would have witnessed the evolution of floral artistry and gained a deeper understanding of the craftsmanship and passion behind each masterpiece. Perhaps you have even taken the exclusive opportunity to speak to all contestants in their booths and ask them any questions you may have had about their floral art.

If you did not get that chance, or if you just want to see those works of art again, continue below to check the other designs.

Here Are the Other Tasks

So, after the brilliant start with Task 1 came some more challenges. Click on the link to continue watching great designs.

Thursday 7th September.

Task 1: Our Forest Canopies – Suspended Design

Task 2: Surprise Task - All About the Bees

Friday 8th September.

Task 4: Our Clouds – Bridal Design

Task 5: Semi-Final – Surprise Task - Magnificent Meadows

Saturday 9th September.

Grand Final – Surprise Task - 100 Years of Interflora



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