What are your specialisations?
I use different techniques and try to work as sustainably as possible. I’m skilled in bouquet making, large urn arrangements, centrepieces, floral installations, and I also create floral arrangements for interiors, using dry and hand painted flowers.
What are your sources of inspiration?
Art is a huge source of inspiration for me, such as the recent exhibition at the Mauritshuis in The Hague with a collection of paintings of floral arrangements by Dutch and Flemish painters from the 16th and 17th centuries.
©Katya Hutter Floral Design
How do you express tradition and innovation in your work?
As an admirer of garden style, I use many traditional techniques and natural combinations of flowers and foliage. When I look at paintings by Dutch masters, I spot some ideas that we still use today. I feel good about it, and I value this connection that goes through the centuries.
What is a highlight in your professional life?
I was delivering my flowers to a big hotel and the lift boy helped me to bring the flowers up. We stood by the elevator with the flowers next to us and he said, “these flowers remind me of summer days when I was a kid, so warm and sunny.” It was magical to connect with his memories in this way.