Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto
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Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto disguise CCTV cameras

These aluminium CCTV camera cases by Italian designer Eleanor Trevisanutto transform security equipment into animal characters.

Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto disguise CCTV cameras

Eleanor Trevisanutto created the Animals series for Italian company Parson to make electronic surveillance seem less intimidating.

Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto disguise CCTV cameras

Each device is encased within layers of brightly coloured, sand-cast aluminium, which resemble a series of tree-dwelling animals. The camera lens on each character is hidden behind a semi-transparent black screen.

Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto disguise CCTV cameras

The cameras attach to a wall via an arm that looks like a tree branch, with electrical cables concealed inside.

Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto disguise CCTV cameras

A bright blue parrot comes with a golden beak and off-white face atop a perch, while a red squirrel conceals its camera with a curved tale and small paws held up to its nose.

Animal CCTV cases by Parson_dezeen_1

A blue and teal dove perches on a copper coloured branch, concealing the camera behind a semi-transparent breast plate, and a seagull in mid-flight has bright purple screws for eyes and a sweeping wingspan.

Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto disguise CCTV cameras

The cricket in two shades of green, perches atop two branches with the screws in the legs matching those used in the eyes. The owl meanwhile, sits tall on its perch and a single piece of bronze-coloured aluminium gives the camera its avian characteristics.

Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto disguise CCTV cameras
The camera is concealed behind a semi-transparent plate

The final character is a chameleon finished in forest green, which sits on top of a two-pronged perch with a curling tail.

Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto disguise CCTV cameras
The arm of the CCTV camera case

The series is not currently for sale, but interested parties can sign up on the Parson website.

Aluminium animals by Eleanor Trevisanutto disguise CCTV cameras
The full Animal series of CCTV camera cases
  • Romain_M

    1984 and Animal Farm, by their powers combined they form: Captain Orwell!

  • will

    Nice concept, interesting debate around the visual language of security cameras.. maybe they should look intimidating? In a way these could be interpreted as more intimidating due to the concealed nature of their function?

    Maybe Google Glass should look more like a security camera? Possible that the concealed nature of that camera is the reason many people find it such an invasion of their privacy?

  • Charlie Bing

    “Here kids, can you spot the friendly CCTV cameras? Wave to the parrot, Jemima! Oh, Adrian, smile… there’s a giant cricket!” Spare me: paint the bloody things in red and white stripes, put a blue flashing light on top and stencil “YOU’RE ON CCTV” in honking great big letters on the side.

  • http://www.libertydisciple.com/ The Liberty Disciple

    These will be perfect for installing in schools and introducing children to their police state.

    On a serious note, I’m sure these have a reasonable market for zoo security.

  • mlk

    Although the stylisation is good here, the product is decorative and bad. Some things must be technological/functional.

  • Sarah

    Parson CCTV animals: because Big Brother is watching you… and he’s a squirrel.

    • Romain_M

      Who better than a rodent to rat you out?