Tony Todesco creates striking arrangements often using exotic plant materials. Unexpected structural components may be included and he makes use of dimensionally dominant containers.
Tony can often be seen demonstrating at trade shows, and his work is seen at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He is a National Garden Club accredited Master Judge. Add to that list NGC Flower Show Schools’ Design Consultant, and owner of One Main Street Studio in Stow, Massachusetts.
It’s no wonder that, with his knowledge of trends and technical expertise, he is a sought-after speaker. A recent Todesco standing-room-only program—hosted by the Barrington (RI) Garden Club—seems to indicate that interpretive floral design is very much alive and well.
Flare noted: his experienced hands are in rhythm, manipulating curvature, attaching elements just so, tweaking the third dimension and depth, working with finesse and all at an impressive speed.
This expressive arrangement, seen here in an impromptu click of the camera, is just one of many large-scale contemporary arrangements he created for the mesmerized audience. Can you identify the specimens used in this arrangement?
Others of Tony Todesco’s creations can be found in the photo-full book Designing by Types available through the National Garden Club Inc. “shopping page”. The book includes the interpretive work of thirty-one designers.
Nancy R. Peck