Thomasi is an accomplished floral designer living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. His unique perspective on design is strongly influenced by the natural surroundings and culture of his native Fiji. His floral art captures the remarkable beauty and unique cultural heritage of the South Pacific Islands, particularly Fiji, where he was born and raised. He is strongly regarded as the Pacific Northwest’s leading expert on Polynesian wedding ceremonies, and his deep knowledge of Island heritage and floral traditions is clearly evident in his exquisite arrangements of wedding flowers and leis.
Thomasi founded Tiare Floral Design Studio in 2007. He is a graduate of the Floral Design Institute in Seattle and has gone on to study the art of floral design under the watchful eyes of some of the world’s most renowned and progressive floral designers in Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles. As an admirer of IKEBANA, the Japanese art of floral arranging, Thomasi continues to further his studies of this ancient art form and its modern interpretation. He regularly attends floral symposiums and flower shows throughout the U.S. in an effort to keep himself and his clients up to date with the latest floral trends. His floral designs have been displayed in art galleries, upscale restaurants, and public buildings such as the Tacoma Public Library, Washington State Museum, Northwest African American Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Yacht Club, and the Seattle Tennis Club. Thomasi’s design work was also featured in the Rachael Ray magazine; “Floral Design as Art” exhibit in Portland, Oregon; “Flora and Fine Arts” exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum (2011 and 2013); and for seven years, he has won several awards at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
Tiare Floral Design Studio is based in Tacoma, Washington. We are a proud member of Green America, and we are an award-winning design studio that is passionately committed to providing our clients with beautiful floral designs of the highest quality that is socially equitable and sustainably grown. We strive to be exemplary stewards of the natural world, and to this end we will use fairly-traded organic products sourced from local suppliers whenever possible. These have always been our values; and just as we have always sought new ways to inspire and enrich our clients through floral art, so shall we remain driven in seeking out new products and product sources that meet our uncompromising standards. Tiare is committed to protecting the natural world. Therefore, we are partnering with some of the world’s most respected environmental and social welfare organizations, including USDA Organic, Fairtrade, VeriFlora Demeter USA, and Rainforest Alliance. Tiare has extended this philosophy to all other aspects of its operations.
Finally, we at Tiare are proud to present our clients with a new, eco-friendly service that is truly an industry first: FLOWER DONATION. At the end of your event, Tiare will gather any remaining flowers and donate them in your name to a hospital or nursing home. We encourage you to take advantage of this complimentary service as a way to extend the useful life of your flowers and to bring color and happiness to the lives of others. Flower Donation is just another reason you can feel good about doing business with Tiare Floral Design Studio.