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FY! Magazine: Set design by Thomas Petherick, photography by Michiel Meewis

Work / Set Design

Thomas Petherick turns a giant wooden cheese into a game of abstract lightplay

Thomas Petherick is a set designer with a client list including the likes of Dior, Nike, Nowness and Wonderland, and considering the strength and consistency his aesthetic it’s no surprise that there are so many absolute stonkers in there. He works often with large abstract shapes, creating backdrops and props which structure entire editorial shoots with his vibrant colours and light tricks. This editorial, shot by Michiel Meewis for Fucking Young! magazine is based around Yves Klein’s famous blue, and for it Thomas created what is basically a giant wooden cheese and projected light and clouds onto it to make it look like the coolest, most high fashion object ever. It’s no mean feat, but he pulls it off with panache.

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FY! Magazine: Set design by Thomas Petherick, photography by Michiel Meewis

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FY! Magazine: Set design by Thomas Petherick, photography by Michiel Meewis

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FY! Magazine: Set design by Thomas Petherick, photography by Michiel Meewis

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FY! Magazine: Set design by Thomas Petherick, photography by Michiel Meewis

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FY! Magazine: Set design by Thomas Petherick, photography by Michiel Meewis

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FY! Magazine: Set design by Thomas Petherick, photography by Michiel Meewis