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Nunzia Guerino

  • Flower designer
  • Santeramo in Colle, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Nunzia Guerino Flower designer
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3295866389
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Winds of change

  • • Nunzia is the third generation of a family of florists
  • • She trained in Holland, Paris and Wien
  • • She has developed an innovative style

Nunzia Guerino was just 18 when she arrived in Paris at Gilles Pothier’s renowned flower atelier. Washing the stairs was the first task she was given , but after a few days, Mr Pothier, who she considers her greatest teacher, saw her handling flowers and took her under his wing. Young as she could seem back then, Nunzia was all but inexperienced. Her grandfather was a florist and her mother owns a flower shop, where she has helped since childhood. Yet, running the family business was not her cup of tea. She has lived in Holland, Paris and Wien for several years, working as a flower assistant. Recently, she decided to go back to Apulia and do her own thing.

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Works

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Photo: ©Nunzia Guerino
Autumn table decoration

This table decoration was made for a Hermès gala dinner in Vienna. Dahlias, ammi majus, blueberry viburnum, apple branches and pumpkins are beautifully arranged in a feast of vibrant colours. Orange is the dominant hue, in homage to the brand.

Photo: ©Nunzia Guerino
Suleiman the Flowerhead

A joyful bunch of delphinium, dahlias, ammi majus, celastrus, apple branches and eucalyptus is arranged in a head-shaped ceramic container by Crita Ceramiche. The vase is a traditional testa di moro (moor’s head) from Caltagirone, a town in Apulia famous for its ceramics, and it represents the sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Photo: ©Nunzia Guerino
Deep purple

Anemone, red berry eucalyptus, vanda coerulea and callicarpa gush from a shiny vase, like water from a fountain. Purple and lilac are the main colours, for a deep and mysterious effect.

Photo: ©Nunzia Guerino
We need more colors!

A luxuriant bouquet of phalaenopsis, strelitizia, delphiunium, lathyrus, peonies and allium in many colours, where different shades of purple, blue and pink live in harmony, illuminated by hints of bright orange.

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