A design inspired by the common urban pigeon.
‘Often downtrodden and little respected this humble bird can be seen around the city on the building ledges and rooftops, flying around the squares and open places, scavenging, defecating and surviving.
The leg design of the birds — a chicken bone cast — is inspired by observing city pigeons eating fried chicken out of a fast food box.
As for the pigeon droppings, the Golden Coo Pu, this may not reflect our favourite pigeon trait, but it's good luck if one lands on you! So the droppings are inspired by two themes: first, the elevation via this golden gift of the bird itself from its often vilified status, and of course the theme of good luck, in the form of a little piece of gold.
The colours reflect the plumage of the bird. The beak design also reflects the pigeon's urban environment: tied on with rubber string, this form is not unlike a party hat, a metaphor for the city weekend party lifestyle, and a night out on the town.
Coo bird is a celebration of our cities, representing two sides of them: sometimes run down but sometimes glorious, a pest but also of a creature of value. They are a story of finding beauty and humour in the everyday, in the forgotten, in our common humble pigeon and its good-luck golden droppings.’
Our new COO range for 2018. Handmade by May Wild Studio in Jesmonite. Three finishes inspired by the urban environment the city pigeon inhabits, Concrete, Tarmac and Chewing Gum.
Each Coo bird comes with beak and Golden Coo Pu.
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Handcrafted by May Wild Studio
Both Coo and Coo Plume are individually handmade in the studio by Rebecca and Michael of May Wild Studio.
Coo is a cast and hand sculptured Jesmonite object, each surface of Tarmac, Chewing Gum and Concrete created by May Wild Studio, a technique involving much research, experimentation and innovation in making methods.