Talking trash (about design)

Jeff Miller

Dough-Dough Bird Feeder
Medium: Massive cookie; powder-coated laser-cut aluminum
Dimensions: 15” diameter, height variable


Dough-Dough is a disposable bird feeder, shaped like a house. The piece is comprised of cookie dough molded and baked in a sheet-metal mold. It gets “disposed of” as birds peck away at it. Dough-Dough is supported by a powder-coated metal base that can be used one of two ways: as a pole that spikes into the ground, or—in the event of looting squirrels—as a hanging support.

*Special thanks to Maury Rubin of City Bakery for his expertise, ovens, and dough.

About Jeff Miller:

After studying industrial design at Carnegie Mellon University, Jeff Miller joined ECCO Design in 1991, eventually becoming a VP. For more than a decade he was involved in product development for numerous global brands, including Apple, Colgate, Estee Lauder, Herman Miller, Motorola, OXO, and Procter & Gamble. In 2002, Jeff established his own practice. His signature style pushes technology and the use of materials to infuse intelligent design with emotional and sensorial attributes. Miller insists on the intimate coordination of his projects on all levels, from concept development, to production facilitation, and communicating its significance. He currently serves as creative director to the new boutique contract furnishings company ITOKI Design, and holds several design and utility patents.


Written by JR

May 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm

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