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: Bird|
|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 Ruby Bird Figurine
Barbara from North Bay Village, FL– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
I have a collection of Toikka birds and this lovely ruby bird is one of my favorites. Love how the light reflects off of it.
Toikka Ruby Bird
Anna from Highland Park, IL– Verified Buyer
Beautiful bird. The silver dots looked different on the pictures so I was a little disappointed when I received my package. Now it has grown on me and I love this peace of glass art. Good value in comparison to many of the other Iittala birds.
Ittala Ruby Red Bird
Karen from Indianapolis, IN– Verified Buyer
Beautiful with specks of blue and gold! Well-priced. Fast and secured delivery! Works with any decor. No cons. It's all easy.
art glass bird
David from Kansas City, MO– Verified Buyer
great quality and artistry, lowest price I could find, plan to get more over time, really like the color, nice
wonderful craftsmanship and aesthetic
Rodrigo Cid from Brooklyn, NY– Verified Buyer
This is simply a beautiful bird, a true work of art and wonderful addition to a growing collection. Mind you the colors are never too faithfully reproduced from the website images to the actual product you received, but they should be an accurate guideline. Were completely satisfied.
Will C from Dallas, Tx
Its really pretty looking. However, the one that I got
Toikka Ruby Bird
Katie from Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Color is spectacular, especially in a dazzling sunlight.
Beautiful bird !
tdk from coppell, tx– Verified Buyer
beautiful bird !!!
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