Recognized for Professionalism
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF FLORISTRY (I.A.F.) was founded in 1990 with the mission for international floral art research and professional certification for florists & floral designers. Various enthusiastic floral designers have been working on world trend floral designs research and refinements. Focused on contemporary and modern European designs, it is now a world renowned exemplar of distinctive floral creations. The Chairman Mr. Jackie Lai, is now also one of the head teachers in hkafa, a member & Professional Bridal Consultant (PBC™) of the Association of Bridal Consultants (U.S.A.) & certified JANE PACKER SCHOOL London teacher.
I.A.F. defines world class international floral design curriculums from the great masters of Europe (e.g. Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and Norway) and Japan.
Accreditations for Excellence
European Designer Certification & Consultancy
Ever since its establishment, I.A.F. has been constantly changing and upgrading the curriculum of various flower arrangement course subjects. The I.A.F. Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Accreditations are certified by international well known floral master, Mr. Per Benjamin who is now also one of the I.A.F. consultants. The accredited diplomas are recognized & accepted worldwide, most welcome by prestigious employers & entrepreneurs all over the world. Combinations of various I.A.F. & JANE PACKER LONDON Certificates or Diplomas are accredited Professional Advanced Diplomas. It is a guarantee for great floral mastery, excellence and professional floristry. Students now do not need to fly to Europe in order to acquire first hand floral design trend and knowledge !
About Per Benjamin
Per Benjamin is a Swedish floral designer – he runs his own consulting company. He is also a member of Life3, a company created in joint cooperation with two top European designers, Tomas De Bruyne from Belgium and Max van de Sluis from the Netherlands.
Benjamin has won several medals in Sweden and abroad. At 2002 World Cup, Benjamin scored Champion. He succeeded his path in attaining Champion in the Scandinavian Championships in 2013. Benjamin is a certified judge at national and international floral competitions. He gives seminars, lectures demonstrations all over the world and has also been commissioned to work on many prestigious projects.
Benjamin’ goal is to create artistic designs within the customer’s commercial framework with a clear focus and respect for the flower’s own character and quality. For Benjamin, it has become second nature to strive for perfect harmony with flowers while expressing his creatively beyond boundaries.
Leading International Flower Arrangement Trend
By meeting and exchanging with great European floral masters, I.A.F. revamps the course curriculums constantly with inspirations , adds creative ideas and it usually leads the trends. I.A.F. works hard to promote extremely high floral standard with training for teachers. Outstanding flower arrangement schools are invited to teach the I.A.F. syllabus.
I.A.F. website : www.iaf-floralartresearch.org
Benjamin website : www.perbenjamin.com