Hiroko Takeshita, originally from Kyoto, Japan, currently resides in Cambridge where she professionally practices floral and garden design. Hiroko's international design approach fuses classic European traditions with contemporary styles.
Her floral interpretations of natural beauty harmonize and weave together color, shapes, and texture that express timeless and modern design ideas.
Before relocating to Cambridge, Ms. Takeshita practiced and taught floral design in Osaka, Japan.
Her background includes intensive studies at the Ecole Francaises de Decoration Florale in Paris, France and at the Rittners Floral School in Boston, USA.
Hiroko also earned a bachelor's degree of engineering technology with honors from the Lowell Institute at Northeastern University as well as a degree in English from the Kansai Gaidai in Japan.
Highlights of Hiroko's garden design collaborations with landscape architect (www.mmazz.com) and painter (www.marcmazzarelli.com) Marc Mazzarelli include winning a Gold Medal at the 2005 Chicago Flower and Garden Show and creating a temporary installation in the courtyard of the American Academy in Rome.
Boston Society of Architects
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Harvard Art Museums
Harvard Club of Boston
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Japan Society of Boston
Longwood Symphony Orchestra
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
New England Aquarium
New England Conservatory
The Boston Conservatory
United Nations Association of Greater Boston
Worcester Art Museum
Abe & Louie's
Blue Bottle Coffee Company
Gen Sou En
Grill 23 & Bar
Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP
The lofts at 381 Congress
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