Why have these kitschy pieces of yard art generated so much love in the Airstream community? Possibly because they harken back to the retro style of the 50s when they were invented. It could have something to do with the fact that – like the timeless design of the classic Airstream travel trailer – the plastic flamingo design hasn’t changed in over half a century. Or maybe it’s simply because they remind us of warmth, sunshine, and vacations in tropical locations.
Designed by Don Featherstone in 1957, these plastic flamingos sport the original body type (one standing, one bent and “feeding”) and his signature molded belly.