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Fujie Suzuki from NOMURA Designs for the 20th Brussels Flower Carpet

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The Brussels Flower Carpet Office announces on May 10 that designer Fujie Suzuki from NOMURA Co., Ltd. is in charge of the design of the 20th Brussels Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium.

The Brussels Flower Carpet was first held in the Grand Place of Brussels in 1971. It was held irregularly at first but came to be held every two years from 1986. In addition to the 20th Flower Carpet, 2016 marks 150 years of friendship between Japan and Belgium. Ms. Suzuki's design based on kacho-fugetsu, traditional themes of nature in Japanese esthetic, was selected for this year's Flower Carpet and Belgian designer Mr. Mark Schauteet transformed this design into a real flower carpet with stunning colorful Begonia.

Begonias grown to portray Ms. Suzuki's design will be planted by volunteers and can be seen from August 12 to 15, 2016. Ms. Suzuki herself will also attend the event.

<< Comments on the Design from Designer Fujie Suzuki >>
Kacho-fugetsu is a traditional Japanese esthetic that expresses all the beauty of nature, including flora, fauna and beautiful landscapes. It also expresses a love and appreciation of these things. My design expresses the fact that beautiful nature and scenery are a point of commonality between Belgium and Japan. I created it with the hope that this shared feature will allow Belgium and Japan to deepen the friendship we have built over the last 150 years, and that the future will bring good things for both of our countries.

<< Designer Profile >>
Fujie Suzuki

Fujie Suzuki was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
She graduated from Sapporo School of the Arts in 2001 and began working for NOMURA in April of the same year.

After working on museum and exhibition design projects, Ms. Suzuki began to work on VI design and graphic design for many projects such as corporate events and showrooms from 2004. In recent years, she has been involved in VI design, graphic design and advertisement design for a wide range of markets from major manufacturers to manga-related projects such as the Fujiko F Fujio Museum in Kawasaki, Japan. Her greatest strengths are her ability to turn brand concepts and messages into tangible items, her consistent focus on looking at things through the eyes of the end users and her ability to create designs with a sense of warmth that puts people at ease.

<< Brussels Flower Carpet >>
Brussels is world-renowned for its Flower Carpet. Every other summer, on the weekend of 15 August, the Grand Place in Brussels, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is transformed in a huge flower carpet of 1,800sqm. This flower spectacle started in 1971 and celebrates this year its 20th edition.

Dates: August 12 – 15, 2016
Time: August 12: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
August 13 onward: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Venue: Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

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