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    Zena May Hendrick: Set design for oki-ni. Photography by Christian Alegria. Shoot Assistant Dan Quanstrom.

Set Design: Woop! No.4 in our oki-ni series, we present Zena May Hendrick

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Our collaborative project with oki-ni takes a tangible turn this week with set designer and maker-of-things Zena May Hendrick. Zena studied design and performance in London and then Interactive Arts in Manchester which led her to making work for big-dogs such as GQ, Mr Porter and Esquire.

In this series of still-lifes, Zena has taken the oki-ni items and strategically placed them around geometric pieces of carved wood to highlight the smooth contours of the items themselves. “For this project I took inspiration from the by products of making and how what we discard is often more interesting than the actual thing.” Zena tells us. “Paint textures, discarded pieces of wood, empty frames. Inspiration also came from the products and the way we use them. Also the high end finishes and fabrics put against what may be considered low-end or stripped back materials.”

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    Zena May Hendrick: Set design for oki-ni. Photography by Christian Alegria. Shoot Assistant Dan Quanstrom.

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    Zena May Hendrick: Set design for oki-ni. Photography by Christian Alegria. Shoot Assistant Dan Quanstrom.

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    Zena May Hendrick: Set design for oki-ni. Photography by Christian Alegria. Shoot Assistant Dan Quanstrom.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.