Disse nydelige flamingoene er de ekte "Don Featherstone" flamingoene, designet av Mr. Featherstone (med hans signatur under), produsert første gang i 1957 hos Union Products i Leominster, Massachusetts.
Dessverre ble Union Products lagt ned i 2006. Men nå er de her igjen! De orginale formene fra 1950 tallet ble solgt og brukes nå til produksjonen igjen.
De kommer i par hvor den ene er oppreist og den andre bøyer hodet.
Flere flamingoer i flokk er en fantastisk dekorativ detalj ved f.eks bryllup, hagefest eller andre festlige tilstelninger!
Den oppreiste er 72 cm høy og den bøyde er 51 cm høy.
De står på 2 stålben. Perfekt til og stikke ned i en potteplante eller ned i gresset i hagen.
The history of the Don Featherstone flamingos:
Donald "Don" Featherstone was an American artist who is most widely known for his 1957 creation of the Plastic Pink Flamingo while working for Union Products. Currently Featherstone resides in Massachusetts, where he keeps 57 plastic flamingos on his front lawn. Featherstone and his wife Nancy have been dressing alike for over 35 years.
Featherstone grew up in Massachutes. After graduating from the Worcester Art Museum's art school, in 1957, he was offered a job designing three-dimensional animals for Union Products, Inc. Over his years at Union Products, Featherstone sculpted over 750 different items, the first of which were a girl with a water can and a boy with a dog.
When Featherstone was asked to sculpt a duck, he purchased one, which he named Charlie, and later released the bird in Coggeshall Park. After carving the duck, still in 1957, he was asked to carve a flamingo. The now iconic pink flamingo went on sale in 1958,when the color pink was popular.
In 1996, Featherstone was awarded the 1996 Ig Nobel Art Prize for his creation of the Pink Flamingo, and he also began his tenure as president of Union Products which he held until he retired in 2000.
Unfortunalety he died in 2016.
Featherstone based his creation on photographs of flamingos from National Geographic,as he was not able to obtain real flamingos to use as models. As time went on the plastic flamingo became more and more popular. It appeared across the country and even as parts of various art exhibits, and then in 1987, Donald Featherstone inscribed his signature in the original plastic mould. This was apparently to help distinguish between original and "knock-off" Pink Plastic Flamingos. Featherstone's signature stayed on the bird until 2001 when it was removed. The signature was quickly replaced due to a small boycott of the unsigned birds.