quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential

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OFF Giannoni & Santoni Unveils Artful Chicken Coops at artissima

 

On the occasion of Italian contemporary art fair Artissima, Pisa-based brand OFF Giannoni & Santoni debuts a series of unique chicken coops envisioned as essential household items, akin to fridges or dishwashers. Conceived by Italian art duo Vedovamazzei and crafted in collaboration with the world’s most ‘philosophical’ egg producer, Paolo Parisi, the project, named New Egg, showcases 20 individually handcrafted coops. Ranging from a vibrant, multi-colored coop tailored for a ‘yuppie’ hen to a glistening structure for ‘the hen that laid the golden eggs,’ each coop communicates its unique message through bold aesthetics and a generous dose of humor.

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
all images courtesy of OFF Giannoni & Santoni 

 

 

Vedovamazzei designs coops for hens with bold personalities

 

OFF Giannoni & Santoni (find more here) introduces the 20 coops, each as an unrepeatable piece of art. Designed by Vedovamazzei (find more here), these creations not only mimic modern appliances but also advocate for the presence of a hen coop in every home, whether on a terrace or in a backyard, for fresh eggs daily. In response to widespread intensive farming, OFF Giannoni & Santoni aims to provide hens with an ideal living environment akin to a luxury villa. They emphasize the importance of security for hens, hence the closable design, mirroring our own need for protection at night. ‘You can decide whether to walk among the hens or choose to observe them from the outside, but is important to do it with respect and without disturbing them. And don’t ask yourself what they are because it can’t be said whether they are hen coops becoming pieces of art or pieces of art becoming hen coops. It’s like asking: which came first, the chicken or the egg?’ the Italian brand shares.

 

Tailored for chickens with specific characters or backgrounds, each coop embodies the personality of its inhabitant. Whether it’s the economist hen, the bigot hen, the anarchist hen, the infamous hen, the whataboutism hen, or even the Aristotelian hen, every design reflects subtle references through its materiality, color palette, and inscriptions. ‘The hallmark of our chicken coops is the same as Vedovamazzei’s: irony. But it’s a cultured, sophisticated irony, not just for the sake of it (sometimes, even melancholic),’ the team at OFF Giannoni & Santoni explains. 

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the vibrant coop for the yuppie hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the yuppie hen coop opened up

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the shiny coop for ‘the hen that laid the golden eggs’

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the aforementioned golden eggs

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the coop for the anarchist hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the coop for stella and simeone, the chicken reincarnations of the Vedovamazzei duo

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the coop for the infamous hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
thee inscription on the coop for the infamous hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the coop for the whataboutism hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the whataboutism hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the coop for the reale hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the coop for the conservative hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the coop for the aristotelian hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the coop for the subversive hen

quirky chicken coops by italian artists could be your new household essential
the subversive hen

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all the chicken coop designs

 

 

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the eurynome hen
the eurynome hen
the coop for the eurynome hen - detail
the coop for the eurynome hen - detail
the coop for the conservative hen - detail
the coop for the conservative hen - detail
the coop for the conservative hen - detail
the coop for the conservative hen - detail
the coop for the slow hen
the coop for the slow hen
the coop for the slow hen - detail
the coop for the slow hen - detail
the coop for stella and simeone, the chicken reincarnations of the Vedovamazzei duo
the coop for stella and simeone, the chicken reincarnations of the Vedovamazzei duo
the coop for the public decency hen
the coop for the public decency hen
the coop for the bigot hen
the coop for the bigot hen

project info: 

 

name: New Egg
artist: Vedovamazzei | @vedovamazzei_iconic_works
brand: OFF Giannoni & Santoni | @giannonisantoni
in collaboration with:
Paolo Parisi

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