Meet the 2016 Classic Designers!

Koehler & Dramm is very excited to welcome Tim Farrell AIFD AAF PFCI and Deborah De La Flor AIFD PFCI to our facility for the 2016 Fall & Winter Classic design show and trade fair on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd! Get to know them before the show:

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Tim Farrell AIFD, AAF, PFCI

Tim is an accomplished floral designer, known throughout the United States for his creations of beautiful floral compositions.  His understanding and ability to teach the elements and principles of floral design make him a sought after presenter for garden clubs, horticultural schools, and retail florist organizations throughout the country.

He opened Farrell’s Florist in Drexel Hill, PA in 1983, while attending Villanova and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Villanova University in 1984.

Tim served as the 2014-2015 President of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Floral Designers ( AIFD) , the premier accreditation body in floral design in the United States.

Tim’s work has been showcased in the Philadelphia Flower Show as a featured designer in the gallery of AIFD, as a guest speaker for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and as a judge for the competitive classes for several years.

The American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) inducted Tim into its membership in 2001.   Tim was inducted to Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI) in 2006, and is a member of the World Flower Council.

Tim’s work has appeared several times in the national publication FLOWERS&.  Tim also designed and produced the stage arrangements for the 2001 Presidential Inauguration Ball in Washington, DC.  And has been recently assisting White House staff if floral décor for special events beginning in 2014.  In 2016 Tim’s talents were put to use designing flowers for the US papal visit of Pope Francis in Washington DC and Philadelphia PA.

In May 2009, Tim was chosen as the florist spokesperson for Teleflora to promote the benefits of hand arranged, hand delivered flowers on national television through the HSN Network.

From 2006 until 2010, Tim was a member of the Oscars design team assembled by Charisma Designs, which created the floral designs for the Red Carpet and the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, CA for the annual Academy of Motion Pictures awards show.

In 2007, Tim was honored to represent the United States in an international design competition in Tokyo Japan.

Tim has been invited to be the featured presenter at the annual meeting of the World Flower Council in Kenya, Africa in September 2016.

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Deborah De La Flor AIFD, PFCI
FTD Education Consultant

Deborah De La Flor’s talent, innovative style and passion for flowers have made her a world-renowned floral designer. For more than 30 years, her passion for flowers has taken her around the world and allowed her to share her love for the floral industry through design presentations, seminars, competitions and commentary.

Deborah’s ability to anticipate and influence the latest floral trends has led to her consulting for some of the biggest names in the floral industry. Her vast knowledge, down-to-earth demeanor and infectious enthusiasm make her a sought-after presenter for floral industry events. Deborah has also added AIFD Certified Floral Evaluator/Judge to her long list of accomplishments. She is the author of the floral design book Florsages:  The Art of Floral Body Design.

Her many accolades include Florida State Designer of the Year and winner of the FTD Great Masters Design Competition. Most recently, Deborah had the honor of serving as a judge for the 2015 Interflora World Cup in Berlin, Germany. She was a featured presenter at the 2012 AIFD National Symposium, and she was inducted into the Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI) in 2006. Deborah represented the United States at the Interflora World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, in 2004.  She was also the first runner up at the FTD America’s Cup finals in 2000 and was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 1996. Deborah has owned De La Flor Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, FL, for more than 25 years.

Learn more about this year’s Fall & Winter Classic and get your tickets here!