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Tommy Eide


Tommy Eide



Date of Birth: January 23 1966

  • I am born and raised on the island Seløy in Herøy municipality, on the Helgeland coast in northern Norway.
  • I wanted to be a veterinarian, but dropped out and went to a gardening school instead, and afterwards got an intern job in a gardener firm in the capital Oslo afterwards. This was the start of my career and life passion.
  • I became the Oslo Junior Champion in floristry on my first try in 1987.
  • I started my first store in 1993 on the west side of Oslo. Eventually I had two stores in the capital.
  • In 2000 I wanted to do something else for a while, and worked as freelancer at home and abroad, before I moved back home to northern Norway in 2010.
  • On the 1st of April 2011 I opened my shop “Etcetera” in Herøy, and have been there since then.
  • Championships:
    • Twice Oslo Junior Champion in 1987 and 1988
    • Twice Oslo Senior Champion in 2007 and 2008
    • Twice Norwegian Champion in 2002 and 2014
    • Champion of the Skåne Open Championship (Sweden) in 1994
    • Twice Champion of the Ingvar Strandhs Floristry Schools International Championship (Malmø, Sweden) in 2007 and 2008
    • Champion of the Fredericia International Floristry Cup (Denmark) in 2008
    • Twice Champion of the Grindelwald International Land Art Festival in 2009 and 2010
  • Interesting jobs
    • I was responsible for the main decorative work in the Crown Prince official residence Skaugum, more specifically; for the youth party – in connection with the Crown Prince wedding in 2001.
    • I have created showroom at fairs in Toronto Canada, and in Dallas and Atlanta, USA.
    • I have worked as a designer in Hong Kong and China, where I have been responsible for their Christmas and spring collections.
    • And I have designed quite a few flower shops in Norway, plus my own of course.