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Gifts that last
"I created Metalbird purely to surprise, delight, intrigue" - Phil, Creator of Metalbird
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"It’s a piece of functional art. It’s solid, it’s going to last longer than I do. There’s so much detail! Beautiful, just beautiful."
Greg from Nelson
A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
Surprise and delight with a fitting, thoughtful tribute and beautifully crafted gift.
Let them know exactly how you feel by including a personalized message on a lovely card.
Gift a gorgeous and ever changing piece of art that shifts with light, weather and the seasons.
FROM MY BACKYARD TO YOURS
What inspired me in 2009 to create life-sized native bird silhouettes out of metal?
I loved creating the birds, sure, but the biggest kick I got was from installing them in parks and streets around my neighbourhood (anywhere I thought I wouldn’t get arrested, basically) and seeing the surprise, delight and intrigue they caused.
Once they saw them, people wanted Metalbirds of their own. My little art project became a side hustle then a full-time job, and finally, with a small team, we took Metalbird to the world. The artistic act of tapping a bird into a post or tree and transforming your environment is something that brings joy to people all over the globe.
We love what we do and we love what you do. So thanks and welcome to the global art project.
— Phil Walters, Creator of Metalbird
INSTALL IS EASY AS
The perfect spot for your bird is in a post, fence, tree or wall against the clear sky or a light single colour. You are the artist. Then simply grab a hammer and tap it in. If the wood is hard, drill a small hole first
STEP 1: OPEN
STEP 2: Hammer
STEP 3: Enjoy
MADE WITH LOVE
BY THE BEST
We don’t cut corners on getting the best people who care most to make and finish the birds exactly the way we want them.
WITH CORTEN STEEL
Over the years we’ve tried everything in our quest to find the perfect Metalbird material and Corten® Steel is it. It’s used in high-end architecture for good reason.
TO AGE WELL
Exposed to the elements, within weeks Corten® Steel develops a patina that seals the steel and preserves it for decades. It just gets better and better.