Arioso Budapest opened its doors in 2002. From that day forward, it has been known as one of the leading florists in Budapest, specializing in high-end floral design and decoration.
Katja Schläfli and Martin Aeschlimann, the owners of Arioso, believe that nature must be presented with respect and elegance. Therefore, Arioso is well known for its quality flowers and attention to detail, which is combined with great customer service in all areas of their services – flower shops, events, weddings, corporate floral services, workshop series and in the Arioso coffee shop.
Arioso’s is serving its clients in three primly located shops in Budapest – Király Street, MOM Park, and Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest – and though their webshop.
“In our work, we like to create feelings, therefore we choose flowers based on their style and character and present them in a natural way. We like to make arrangements which are timeless, elegant, and based on our clients’ dreams.” Katja Schläfli
Katja Schläfli fell in love with floristry already as a child, and started her 3 years education in Switzerland in 1989. After receiving her diploma, she was employed in various flower shops gaining great experience in different areas of the florist industry.
A couple of years later, Katja decided to further develop her education in floristry and enrolled into the prestigious Austrian floristry school, the Academie der Naturgestaltung in Zwettl, where she finished with a Master Degree studying next to the great florist master Franz-Josef Wein.
In 2001 Katja met a nice Swiss lady who turned out to be the starting point of the Arioso Story in Hungary. She encouraged Katja and her husband Martin Aeschlimann, after seeing the potential in Katja’s floristry style, to open a shop in Hungary as she believed it would be a great success on the market. And so the journey began! They moved from Switzerland to Budapest to fulfill their biggest dream: to open a flower shop on their own in a new country.
Since Arioso’s opening, in November of 2002, Katja and Martin is continuously working every day on serving their clients with the best quality flowers. They go to conferences and trade exhibitions multiple times a year to select new unique collections seasonally for Arioso.
Since the start in 2002, the brand has significantly grown and expanded, now serving clients in 3 shops across Budapest, and besides flowers also offering home decoration and gift items and a nice selection of gourmet products. Over the years it was not only the range of products expanding continuously, but the available services too – today Arioso offers coutrywide flower delivery, event and wedding design, hotel and corporate flowers, interior decoration and design consultancy, flower workshops, and a variety of other amenities – making the company one of the leading participants of the Hungarian florist industry.