Flower Arranging is a recent art, if we mean by it, the one codified by Constance Spry in 1920.
In Italy the interest towards it began around the Sixties of the past century, when short courses of Flower Arranging were organized in Milan, Genoa, Florence and Rome.
There were different teachers like Camilla Malvasia, Mary Scott Orsman and Julia Clements who is very well known in Italy for her numerous publications.
In 1962 Ida Noble Borletti published “Flowers in the House”
She created the Modern Italian style and introduced the ancient style based only on Italian art.
In 1986, the School changed in I.I.D.F.A. to face up to the new demands.
I.I.D.F.A. continues the tradition of the School: promotes courses, exhibitions, demonstrations, meetings and organizes workshops and examinations for teachers, demonstrators and national and international judges.
I.I.D.F.A. is one of the founders of the World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA).