Giannoni & Santoni
Half a century of tradition, creativity, and art. A constantly evolving story: finishes, restorations, decorations, artistic collaborations leading to the General and Luxury Contract. The company's long journey winds through half a century of craftsmanship and a scientific approach.
The influence of art is felt from the beginning in the work of Giannoni&Santoni. In the last 20 years, the company has established important connections with internationally renowned artists, offering innovative and excellent solutions for the production of works of art, design pieces, and architectural works. The next step is what brings G&S to the General Contract and Luxury Contract: the company manages the entire project 360 degrees.
Creations that evoke intense sensations, spaces designed for activities, feelings, and emotions to find their proper expression.
On the occasion of Artissima, the most international Italian art fair, OFF Giannoni & Santoni presents the most domestic project possible: a series of dazzling and quirky hen coops envisioned by Vedovamazzei and developed in collaboration with the world's most “philosophical” egg producer, Paolo Parisi.
There are twenty of them, and each one is a unique, handmade and unrepeatable piece of art. 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). Each work sends significant messages from its very form, designed by Vedovamazzei to resemble a modern appliance, suggesting that, just like a fridge or a dishwasher, each of us should have a hen coop at home, whether on the terrace or in the backyard, in order to have fresh eggs every morning. In a world where intensive farming is rampant, we wanted to create the ideal living environment for hens, a sort of luxury villa.
The key feature of a good hen coop is to let the hens feel secure, which is why they are all closable: this extraordinary and complex animal needs to be indoors at night to feel protected, just like us.
So, enjoy yourself; 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?