Marc Maxey short profile

name

Marc Maxey (marcmax)

 

country

united states

 

university

University of Michigan

 

department

Architecture

 

university address

2000 Bonisteel
48104 Ann Arbor

 

university country

united states

 

url

http://tcaup.umich.edu

 

id

0009961

 

title

Hummingbird Feeder

 

professor(s)

Jason Young

 

rank

-

 

tags

product design

 

year of making

2009

 

uploaded

2010-02-16 02:25:20

 

The hummingbird deserves better than red plastic, fake flowers, and distracting forms.

This hummingbird feeder privileges the bird in that it recedes into the background when a bird is present, and by itself can function in the figure ground as a highly designed object. The materiality of the feeder communicates to the window in which it’s placed in front of, and speaks to the precision and permanence of architectural scale. Hand crafted in glass and metal, the feeder sheds all ornament, relying solely on the nectar it contains for color. It is nearly shapeless in that it does not attempt to mimic forms of nature. The inverted feed-speed spout holds the nectar in the feeder through principles of vacuum and surface tension, while at the same time allowing the hummingbird to feed seamlessly.

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