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The Modern Bird

Forget everything you thought you knew about birdhouses.

Design Commission’s The Modern Bird, an exhibition of designer birdhouses created by more than 20 of the top artists and design studios worldwide, will show how far contemporary visionaries have taken the traditional wooden birdhouse.

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.

The eclectic mix includes 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 exhibition will open July 5 at Design Commission’s gallery (121 Prefontaine Pl. S.) in the historic Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square during the city’s First Thursday Art Walk.

A birdhouse is a birdhouse is a birdhouse? The Modern Bird will change your mind. See you there.

For more information about Design Commission, please visit www.designcommission.com

Opening event:
July 5, 2007
(First Thursday)
5:00PM – 10:00PM

Design Commission
121 Prefontaine Pl. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
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Here’s a sample of some of our contributors:
http://erichginder.com/
http://fancyjewels.com/
http://shedbuilt.com/
http://modernbirdhouses.com/
http://jschatz.com/
http://toisennhauser.com/
http://re4a.com/
http://www.bomdesign.nl/
http://tomdukich.com/
http://www.damianosullivan.com/
http://www.bokproducts.nl/

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