Design Types

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Duo Design

A creative design organized in one container or containers joined to appear as one.

1.Organized as two designs back to back and entered in two design classes with the schedule specifying both class titles

2.Each side appears as a distinctly different design.

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Glenda Wulfsohn's Duo Design

October 2020 Judges Council

Design Challenge

Transparency Design

A creative design with see through elements (translucent, diaphanous, grid like, etc.) integral to the design and permitting some components to be viewed through others.

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Claudia Buchanan's Blue Ribbon Design

2020 NGC Virtual Flower Show

An Exhibition Table


is an artistic arrangement of decorative unit or plant material and dining components staged with no consideration for functionality. 

Gerry Ford's Table Artistry Award

Winner 2014 GCI Miniature Flower Show

A Functional Table


is an exhhibit planned and set for actual service of food, capable of functioning for dining as displayed.  Exhibits must contain a decorative unit and typically include dishes, beverage containers, table covering(s) and napkins.

Lori Gangloff's Award Winner

 GCI Miniature Flower Show

An Illiminary


is a creative design incorporating light(s) for special effect as an integral part of the design.



Anita Wallbaum's Award Winner

 GCI Miniature Flower Show

A Parallel Design


is a creative design in which three or more groupings of plant material and other optional components are placed in a strong parallel manner in a single container, on a base or both.  Multiiple containers/bases may be used if combined so as to appear as one unit.  Direction may be verticle, horizontal or diagonal.

Lois Ware's Tricolor Award Winner

 GCI Miniature Flower Show

Karen Johanson's Blue Ribbon entry

GCI Miniature Flower Show