Metalbird is the brainchild of Phil Walters, an industrial designer and lover of birds and street art.
His beautifully designed artworks bring together his passions: the tough, 4mm mild steel combined with great design, as a nod to his urban art roots. The life-like birds are inspired by the mysterious, satirical street artist Banksy – the birds look as if street art has turned into real life.
Metalbird started as a guerrilla street art project in 2009. All over New Zealand’s North Island, more than 40 life-sized, Metalbirds appeared. In parks, in fences and on power poles – anywhere you’d least expect. People loved them and wanted to know where they could some for themselves. The business was born.
ADD A METALBIRD TO YOUR OWN LANDSCAPE – OR GIVE IT AS A GIFT
Hammered into trees, fences or posts, the birds will form a layer of rust, their natural patina blending into the landscape.
Choose the Metalbird to fit your environment, or give one as a gift: robin, kingfisher, barn owl, blackbird, blue tit, puffin, red kite, wren, or New Zealand’s humble fantail.
Metalbirds make perfect presents, especially for distant loved ones - simply send them through by regular post or courier in their own beautiful eco-friendly gift boxes. We can even send it directly to your loved one for you. To personalise your gift, you can include a personal message of up to 140 characters (about 25 words) for £2.50 when ordering and we'll include it as a handwritten note with the Metalbird. Gift sorted!