FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO A GLOBAL ART PROJECT
Metalbird grew from a New Zealand Street Art Project I started back in 2009. I created and installed cool metal bird silhouettes around my neighbourhood just for fun. People loved them, wanted them and 10 years later Metalbird has become a global art project.
With the simple tap of a hammer, this beautifully crafted, iconic, life-like bird silhouette will transform your backyard, garden or environment into a work of art and put smiles on faces for years to come.
Producing locally and ethically is important to us. Each bird is proudly cut then crafted in a small family owned NZ factory out of premium 11-Gauge Corten Steel.
We love what we do. We hope it shows.
Welcome to the project.
Phil Walters - Creator of Metalbird
OUR SUSTAINABLE COMPANY
Doing the right thing by our customers, staff, suppliers and the environment is super important to us.
To start with, we make and ship locally. Our Corten® Steel is NZ made with over 70% recycled content. On top of that, all scrap steel from our manufacturing process is recycled. Our packaging is made from recycled cardboard with biodegradable inks and our goal is to be carbon negative by 2021.
We’re also proud to help sustain our communities all over the world.
In New Zealand we’re sponsoring Forest & Bird, supporting incredible work to restore native bird populations. We continue to grow primary schools’ connection to native birds with these giant Metalbirds. Around the world we’ve drawn attention to the important Godwit breeding ground in The Netherlands where we made this enormous black-tailed Godwit. We contributed a portion of sales to the Australian bushfire relief to support the communities, flora and fauna affected by the bushfires. And we’re just getting started.