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Floral designs often incorporate geometric design styles

Whether your creating or ordering a floral design it is important to understand the terminology. Since communication between designer and client is crucial, I thought that every so often we could discuss floral designs terms and procedures.

Under the geometric design chart in the AIFD Guide to Floral Design is the term: Crescent Design. According to AIFD, crescent design is a three-sided composition having the form of a triangle with unequal sides. Asymmetrical triangle designs are generally considered to be less formal than symmetrical triangle designs.

The design shape is represented in this picture

Geometric crescent deisgn The crescent design provides a unique style with great movement. This design is used in sympathy flower arrangements, centerpieces and most container arrangements. Flowers can be presented tightly as in this arrangement

Thanksgiving centerpiece using a crescent deisgn form. or in a more free flowing design. In fact, bear grass works well in creating movement when using a crescent design.

So, why is it important to someone ordering a flower arrangement? Many times when someone places a flower order, an idea of what they want is dancing in their head. Often, the person placing the order has trouble relating the image in their head to the florist designing the flower arrangement. When both the customer and the florist understand a design and the term associated with it, then the image and the actual product will be more in sync.

For florists, this design is something both the novice and experienced designer can create with relative ease and with a multitude of flowers, foliage, and other materials.

I am interested in what you think about this type of design and in which ways you have used it.  I would,also, like to know if their are other floral design terms that you would like to discuss.

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