Recycled Metal Ostrich Planter

The plants that grow in this recycled metal ostrich become its living plumage.
created by

Tom Ateto

$56.00 - 176.00

created by

Tom Ateto

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In Full Feather

Ready to give both hanging baskets and gravity-bound planters a 43 mph* run for their money, these ingenious indoor/outdoor ostrich planters stand—literally, on feet—somewhere in between. Welded by Kenyan Tom Ateto and his team of artisans using washers, nuts, and other salvaged metal pieces, their "plumage" is created by the arrangement of small plants and/or succulents you fill them with. Imagine both trailing and spiky upright flora and you'll begin to see their potential for magnificence--not to mention personality. Handmade in Nairobi, Kenya.

*The speed ostriches can run.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Kenya

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Tom Ateto and his small team of talented sculptors work in an old British barracks outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Heaps of used machine parts come into their studio as raw material. After the group transforms them with their sculpture magic, what was formerly junk goes out the door as personality-filled outdoor works of art.

Only at UncommonGoods Handmade Recycled
Made from
recycled metal
Measurements
Standard planter: 20.5" H x 6.5" Dia. x 2.5" D
Large planter: 24" H x 7.5" Dia. x 2.5" D
Ingredients
Care
Wipe clean with dry or damp cloth. Planters may develop rust or patina over time. You can spray them with a clear spray paint or sealant to help preserve the original finish.
Notes
Measurements are of bowl and height of planter from feet to top of head.
Item ID
44943

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Greenville, SC

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Sooooo Cute!

3

These look great & are much less expensive here than other websites, but they are SMALL, even the large one. The photos are misleading. Look closely...

Sacramento, CA

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Adorable

5

Got this for my friend's birthday. Filled it with plants and made a beautiful addition to her back porch.

Roswell, GA

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Much smaller than expected

3

I purchased for my dad for Fathers Day thinking he would like the welded design and he did! It's very well made. However ordering the large did not make it large. It stands about 2 ft high and bowl (body) for plants is only 6-8" across and honestly too small for anything to be planted in it. He has it sitting empty on back porch and it looks very nice. I was just disappointed because I pictured it much larger. Especially for the price.

Greenville SC

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Unique gift idea!

5

These are so adorable! Perfect for someone that already has everything. Live in AZ , so these are unique and perfect used as the picture shown with succulent.

AZ

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Love My Metal Ostrich!

5

I read reviews about this but didn't let any negative ones deter me. Having lived in E Africa and travelled to Kenya, I've always appreciated the clever use of recycled products in art.

Fort Collins, CO

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Love it!

5

great accent piece

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Recycled Metal Ostrich Planter

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The recycled material, and the imagination and creativity of the artist is wonderful.

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

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Functional but gorgeous

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For my outdoor plants

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