Leave it up to the birds to one-up us non-winged creatures dependent on stairs and elevators. Highbrow living isn't just for us people anymore--more than twenty artists and designers from around the world have devised and constructed a colorful array of modern birdhouses far from the nondescript snooze-inducing wooden fare.
The structures--of laminated wood, plastic, clay, and even stainless steel--include several designed especially for this show. They range in size from a six-inch creation to a 2-foot birdhouse...Modern Birdhouses' sleek architect-designed homes made with oil-finished teak, stainless steel screws, and sandblasted aluminum roofs. For a little whimsy, there's even J. Schatz's colorful ceramic birdhouses shaped like eggs. Seattle artists Erich Ginder and Toi Sennhauser are also contributing original pieces to the show.The Modern Bird : A collection of contemporary birdhouses
opens July 5, 2007 Design Commission Gallery
121 Prefontaine Pl. S.
Seattle, WA 98104