Part of the assignment was to photograph the cushions in association with special Japanese flower arrangements known as Ikebana. These delicate floral arrangements are quite sensitive to light and temperature, so as the natural light faded in the afternoon we could notice the direction of the pieces adjusting to the light.
Since our time with natural light was limited, I set up two diffused strobes to emulate a natural light setting. The goal was a minimal, calm aesthetic with a focus on the individual product and its design characteristics.
As the company writes about its cushions:
Our cushions are handmade locally in Zurich by Social Fabric, a community-based sewing organisation that supports ethical production and opportunities. Organic millet hulls sourced from Swiss farms, moulds to create a firm and comfortable seat that provides support even when used for longer periods of time. A handle on the side makes for easy carrying.
There are plenty more photos on the Aspect.33 website so go check them out and get yourself a cushion!
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