ISSUE 39  |  Old Meets New

A Birdhouse Inspired by a Modern Masterpiece

September 27, 2012 5:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

I've never had a bird feeder before and that's probably because I live in an urban flat without a backyard. But that's all changing now that I've spotted this Danish bird feeder—I'm already thinking about ways I can drill a hole in the back patio stairs just so I can install it and beckon the local pigeons.

Inspired by Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona pavilion, Dutch designer Monique Engelund created the sculptural Barcelona Bird Feeder out of durable acacia wood sustainably harvested from European forests; reflecting pool included.

Above: The Barcelona Birdhouse is $200 from Fitsu in Los Angeles.

Above: The Barcelona Bird Feeder is €149 from the Finnish Design Shop or $199 from Scandinavian Grace in the US.

Above: The small feeding table is located just under the roof with the birdbath sits out the open.

N.B.: Interested in ornithology? Shop our picks for Bird Houses and Bird Feeders.