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Influencers: Emily Thompson, floral designer

Emily Thompson is our favorite of a new crop of young Brooklyn based designers shaking up the traditional art of flower arranging.

A sculptor by training Thompson works out of a warehouse space on Jay Street in Brooklyn for a growing array of clients ranging from society weddings in The Hamptons to The Ace Hotel.

In a  recent NY Times article Thompson explains, “New York is still hung over from the ’80s on those cheesy, strangled pincushion arrangements without any foliage and that everyone blames on the French. I always think they’re made by people who hate flowers.”

Thompson’s unorthodox style creating fantasy woodland scenes, disheveled bouquets or wild headpieces is definitely causing a stir in New York’s event design world.

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