Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art deviates from the streamlined aesthetic of Nordic design. He has worked in the performing arts for as long as he has in glass. The Birds collection is Toikka's best-known work. He has enjoyed an international career and received numerous awards, among them Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. The Kastehelmi range of glassware that Toikka originally designed in 1964 was also the outcome of a technical challenge. To celebrate Toikka's 50th, Iittala reintroduced a selection of the most popular pieces in the range in year 2010. The idea of using droplets of glass as decoration came to Toikka when he was thinking of ways of covering the joint marks left on the surface of pressed glass pieces by the production process.
|Product Type: Figurine||Style: Contemporary|
|Theme: Animal||Subject: Home decor and furniture|
|Finish: Red||Hand-Made: Yes|
|Distressed: No||Primary Material: Glass|
|Number of Items Included: 1||Weather Resistant: Yes|
|Water Resistant: Yes||Oversized: No|
|Plays Music: No||Age Group: Adult|
|Commercial Use: Yes||Outdoor Use: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: Finland|
Questions & Answers
iittala Birds by Toikka Little Tern Bird Figurine
Toikka Tern Bird
Kathleen from Las Vegas, NV– Verified Buyer
Absolutely stunning bird! I've received numerous compliments on the beauty of the color and the workmanship on the bird itself!. Wish more would go on sale as I will definitely be buying more.
Beautiful and graceful
Renee Conrad from Chicago
Wonderful color and great design. Delicate yet balanced so it doesn't tip. I will use it in our Christmas display as well as daily on a bookshelf.
Margaret from New Rochelle, NY– Verified Buyer
This bird is just beautiful! Well made and helps to brighten up the cold winter days. Love the way it sits on my kitchen window.
Know what you are buying
Phyllis Palmer from Littleton, CO– Verified Buyer
Bird was smaller than I anticipated and was of a different medium than other birds I have purchased (see through glass) makes it not compatible when I put them together.
Anonymous from Nevada– Verified Buyer