Long Interview With The New World Champion, Bart Hassam

Who is the new World Champion Floral Art, Bart Hassam from Australia? Fleur Créatif spoke with the 42-year-old floral designer who has a flowershop in Brisbane and loves working with sub-tropical plants.

Wow, World Champion! Was this your ambition?

Bart Hassam: “My goal was to be in the top ten. As long as I was in the top ten, I was going to be happy. It was always a nice thing to think about to be in the top 5. But honestly, I do not like this competition formula. I prefer World Cups were all the contestants do all of the tests. I don’t like it being called down. If you put all of that effort in and spend all of that money to come, than it would be nice to have the opportunity in front of everybody, your friends and your country, to be up on stage on the final night. It’s difficult with 23 people on stage, I know, but I think it would be great if that could happen.”

“I was prepared to stay positive but it went up and down 4 days. I didn’t enjoy the 2 preparation days. But working with the flowers? That was lovely!” — Bart Hassam, World Champion Floral Art

How did you experience everything?

“It’s been really fun actually. I enjoyed the process of planning and executing a design. And to do it with another 22 people from all over the world in the same contest, is a really exceptional opportunity. And it’s been great fun!”

Apparently you seemed to remain very calm under the pressure.

“I was prepared to stay positive 4 days but it went up and down every day. (laughs) It was very hard…

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3 thoughts on “Long Interview With The New World Champion, Bart Hassam

  • 4 Mar 2019 at 17:18
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    Very many congratulations I was hoping you would win so creative well done

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  • 4 Mar 2019 at 21:55
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    Congratulations Bart…..you are AMAZING!!!!….from all the flower girls at the Moreton Club

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  • 7 Mar 2019 at 14:00
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    Well done Bart! I am going to Australia in August and will try to visit your shop in Brisbane to say hello!

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