Terry Furuta is a seasoned floral and design pro with more than 43 years of experience in the floral design business. Although she has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia studying international floral design trends and techniques, she has called Atlanta home for more than 20 years. Terry's designs fuse the exotic and the sustainable into imaginative and long lasting arrangements of orchids, mosses, air plants, and terrariums. Her inspired creations honor principles grounded in Japanese Ikebana design and sustainability.
Did we mention Terry is also a certified Professor of the Ikenobo School of Ikebana with 25+ years experience studying under Senei Ikenobo? Her arrangements have received numerous awards at the Southeastern Flower
Show including the prestigious Rebecca Wight Cherry Sims Trophy. She has designed arrangements for the United Nations, Mitsubishi and Waldorf Astoria in NY.
In an effort to "shop local", Terry's unique floral designs are showcased in containers hand made by Atlanta area artisans. Masterfully, Ms. Furuta incorporates the container, the plant material and the negative space created by each to make one-of-a-kind living, lasting sculptures for the home or work space. Seeing an unfulfilled need in the floral industry for sustainable floral arrangements and floral design, Terry started Terry Furuta Designs. Today the array of orchid and botanical arrangements, terrariums and faux floral arrangements she designs and sells are created for lasting beauty while reducing the industry's drain on our environment.
In her free time, Terry can be found volunteering as an orchid dresser at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens (Terry has won the People's Choice Award from the Atlanta Orchid Society 2015-2019) or volunteering in local Atlanta schools teaching K-12 students about plants and terrariums. Of course, you can also find her enjoying one of the amazing restaurants in the Atlanta food scene. (Be sure to ask about her current favorite dining spot.)
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