2009 - present:

Philippe de Stefano SARL
Plant, floral, home and garden decorator and designer
Founded own company

1995 - 2009:

botanic (concept created in 1995)

  • botanic is France's leading shop specialised in natural, ecological and organic products.
  • botanic has shops in France and Italy.

Decorator, Designer, Trainer, Concept and Innovation Department

Decorator

  • Did interior design
  • Managed displays for store openings in France and abroad

Designer

  • Participated in concept development
  • Proposed and created mood boards and seasonal themes
  • Worked with buyers and suppliers on collections and other types of products
  • Created floral compositions for suppliers, respecting each supplier's style
  • Monitored recent trends
  • Collaborated with product designers and their buyers
  • Participated in image-based events: catalogues, press kits, national magazines, TV programmes and national trade fairs

Trainer

  • Provided internal training in:
  • marketing decorative pieces
  • plant and floral creations
  • style
  • packaging  

Provided external training in:

  • floral design
  • set design, merchandising

1994 - 2000:

Fournifleurs, wholesaler in Lyon

Floral design demonstrator, display designer, decoration consultant (one day per week)

Projects:

  • Did floral decoration at Théâtre des Célestins, Lyon, 1998 to 2000
  • Designed stand at Paris Ateliers d'Art, 1998
  • Did floral decoration for hotel in Rabat, Morocco, 1998
  • Did floral decoration (as part of team) for royal wedding, 1997

1991 - 1994:

Jardiland, Rhône-Alpes

Decoration consultant

Gave training in plant-based creations, sales, and in-store marketing

Projects:

Did floral decoration at Albertville Olympic Games with J.J. Ducourtial, 1992
 

1989 - 1991:

Suzanne Chaumiene, St-Etienne (flower and gardening shop)

Worked as a florist for Suzanne Chaumiene who has received recognition for workmanship (Meilleurs Ouvriers de France)

J.J. Ducourtial, Lyon

Worked as a florist for J.J. Ducourtial who has received recognition for workmanship (Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, World Vice Champion, Best Designer)

Projects

  • Participated in world record attempt to create the largest bouquet of flowers on chateau fortification, former home of the painter Utrillo, Château de St Bernard, Rhône, 1991
  • Entered International Bouquet Competition in Monaco, 1991
  • Entered floral competition Floralies internationales, 1991
  • Won Grand Prix Départemental des Métiers d’Art, St-Etienne, 1991
  • Did decoration for horseracing event Prix des Chambres Consulaires, 1991
  • Participated in floral decoration for fashion show Christian Lacroix avec Moulié-Savart, Paris, 1990

1984 - 1989:

L'Atelier Vert SARL

Founded and managed L'Atelier Vert, a shop specialising in floral decoration and decorative objects.

1982 – 1984:

ETS Lamy, Evian les Bains

Horticulturist

 

TRAINING

1981: Internships at Meilleurs Ouvriers de France
1978 - 1980: Engineering School for Floral Production, Geneva
1977 - 1978: Landscape Architectural School, Brussels
1977: Baccalaureate in agricultural science

OTHER

Languages: French and English


Leisure activities:

  • National and international exhibitions on plants, flowers, decoration, design
  • Contemporary art, pictorial art, museums
  • Antique markets
  • Theatre, dance, opera
  • Gardening, plant collection, history of the art of the garden
  • Walking, skiing, swimming, and ecology