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Orator: A Place for Birds to Nest, Feed & Project Their Sounds

01.06.16 | By
Orator: A Place for Birds to Nest, Feed & Project Their Sounds
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With the goal of combining several functions into one design that gives birds a place to call home, Katia Tolstykh created Orator, an ergonomic bird feeder, bird’s nest, and a “speaker” to project the sounds of the birds singing.

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Made of oak wood and copper, the hanging piece brings a bit of nature to an urban environment. It holds a plant to help attract the birds while also warming up the copper frame. The cone-shaped element lets birds rest and tweet to their heart’s content while disseminating the sounds.

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On the other side, there’s a trough that holds bird seed.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.