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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

PROUDLY NEW ZEALAND MADE

While we’ve spread our wings far and wide, we truly believe in the power of local community. Yes, we could make our Birds at a lower cost in distant factories using cheap labour but… we’ve chosen not to. Metalbirds are crafted right here in a small family owned factory out of NZ Steel before being dispatched to you from our Auckland warehouse.

Feel good knowing that in purchasing our humble garden art, you’re supporting kiwi communities as well as one crazy, creative dream!

Made with Love

While we’ve spread our wings far and wide, we truly believe in the power of local community. Yes, we could make our Birds at a lower cost in distant factories using cheap labour but… we’ve chosen not to. Metalbirds are crafted right here in a small family owned factory out of NZ Steel before being dispatched to you from our Auckland warehouse.

Feel good knowing that in purchasing our humble garden art, you’re supporting kiwi communities as well as one crazy, creative dream!

HOW TO INSTALL YOUR BIRD

The hard part (and most fun part) is picking the perfect location where your bird can be seen. It’s really important to make sure your bird will be silhouetted against the clear sky or a light single colour… take your time, find the perfect spot and be the artist.

The easy part is installing it. Simply grab a hammer and tap, tap, tap it into a post, post or wall. If the wood is particularly hard, drill a hole a little smaller than the spike, and then hammer it in firmly making sure there is no movement in the bird.

Step 1: Open

Step 2: Hammer

Step 3: Enjoy

Be the artist

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PATINA & COR-TEN

Over the years we’ve tried everything in quest of the perfect Metalbird and believe Corten® Steel is the best solution.

Corten® Steel or ‘Weathering Steel’ is the steel you see use in high-end exterior architecture. It is designed to quickly develop an even patina that changes with the seasons and provides a layer of protection sealing in the steel and preserving it for decades.

We started the business 10 years ago in New Zealand and birds installed at the start still look great today with a beautiful patina that shifts with the season.

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OUR SUSTAINABILITY

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 and all scrap steel from our manufacturing process is recycled. Our packaging is made from 100% recycled cardboard with biodegradable inks. We’re proud of our environmental footprint but are committed to doing more. Next on our hit list is our courier packaging and finding a way to genuinely offset our carbon footprint with a goal of being carbon negative by 2021.

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GOODWORKS

We also believe that strong local communities are needed now more than ever and make sure to commit a material amount of time and profit into projects we call ‘Good Works’. Here are some of the Good Works we’ve been involved with in 2020

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Join The Global Art Project

Metalbird started as a New Zealand based street art project in 2009 when I designed, crafted and hammered up dozens of life-sized, Metalbird stencils for no other reason than to surprise, delight and intrigue. In parks, on fences and on power poles… anywhere I thought I wouldn’t get arrested installing them. To my delight, people loved them

Before long, the art project had turned into a side hustle, then a full-time job, and finally with a small team we set ourselves the lofty goal of becoming “A Global Art Project”.

Today our beautifully crafted, iconic, life-like bird silhouettes have been hammered into backyards, decks, gardens all over the world. With the simple tap of a hammer a Metalbird will transform your environment into a work of art that will surprise and delight visitors for years to come.

We love what we do, we hope it shows. Welcome to the project!

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— Phil Walters, Founder & Designer of Metalbird

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