This week our creative team share some behind the scenes images from our spring summer 2014 shoot. It is always exciting photographing the new pieces and the latest collection was no exception. This season we have added some  beautiful new serveware, kitchen accessories and lighting as well as our new elegant armchairs and ottomans and we had a lot of fun styling the images. The photograph above made  the front cover of our trade brochure this season.

Before the shoot we gather up as many as suitable props as possible from beautiful fresh veg to cotton reels and old postcards. Dressing the products really brings them to life. These artichokes complimented our new Zarna mango wood range perfectly.  Sticking with the vegetable theme for the time being, we found a nearby allotment to be a great location for some natural organic shots of the new hand woven rattan baskets.  These red cabages really brought out the warmth in the rattan.

At the last shoot we had over- friendly cats! This season chickens were the order of the day with this curious Bantham checking out our latest storage solutions! The white washed wooden fence made a great backdrop and we finally got the shot without the chicken as well!

Below photographer and stylist Selby, finds the perfect location for the new Harisa Ottoman in this magical white -washed gypsy caravan.

Below Jess, sets the scene for the new Nadu rope pendant! We were aiming to get a great table shot at the same time! The beautiful windows, height of the room and wonderful feeling of light and airiness created a great back drop for these stunning pendants.

Light plays a key part in any shoot, the giant reflector is an essential piece of kit! Below Selby gets it into position!

I love the shot below  because it is a real insight into the goings on at one of our shoots. The location garden resembled a car boot sale but we managed to make the most of the sunshine!

Thanks to our wonderful photographer Anna, who always manages to capture the natural beauty of the products and thanks also to Selby and her family for providing her expertise and fantastic shoot location!  On with the next season!

You can view all our products at www.nkuku.com

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  • Nkuku specialise in eco friendly, fairly traded homeware and gifts. Our products are inspired by the traditional skills of artisans throughout Africa and India. We combine contemporary design with age old traditions, natural materials and sustainable methods of production. We passionately support fair trade and consider the environment in everything we do.