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iittala Birds by Toikka Whooper Swan Figurine

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Oiva Toikka Oiva Toikka Finland 

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.

Sand, soda, lime and fire. In the heart of the hot shop, in a fiery kiln, elements meld to create the red-hot glass mass. A skilled hand grabs a pipe, lifts a gather of glass out of the oven, and starts working it: calmly, phase by phase. Twirl, lift, blow - a small miracle takes place: the unique idea of an artist appears in the mass. At the iittala glass factory in Nuuttajarvi, a millennia-old tradition of glassmaking is strongly alive. This is the birthplace of iittala's jewels - the glass birds. Each bird is mouth-blown, and three to five craftsmen work on each bird as it is being produced resulting in each bird being one of a kind. The birds are constructed entirely of glass; their vivid colors come from the glass, not from paint. Oiva Toikka explores the opportunities offered by glass, exploiting the renowned iittala skill with color, and the transparency and opacity of glass. There is great virtuosity in the way filigree and filigree tape have been used to depict the bird's plumage. In his birds, Oiva Toikka uses glass like a painter uses his palette.
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Features:
  • Individually handmade
  • Color: White
  • Please Note: Due to the nature of hand-blown glass, actual color may vary slightly from the colors pictured
  • Color: Grey

Dimensions:

  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 8.25 Inches
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 13 Inches
  • Overall Product Weight: 3.11 Pounds
White
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 8.13 Inches
White Color
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 8.13 Inches
Additional Weights and Dimensions:
  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 8.25 Inches
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 13 Inches
  • Overall Product Weight: 3.11 Pounds
  • Product Type: FigurinePrimary Material Details: Mouth-blown glass
    Style: ContemporaryTheme: Animal
    Subject: Home decor and furnitureHand-Made: Yes
    Distressed: NoPrimary Material: Glass
    Number of Items Included: 1Weather Resistant: Yes
    Water Resistant: YesOversized: No
    Plays Music: NoAge Group: Adult
    Commercial Use: YesOutdoor Use: Yes
    Country of Manufacture: FinlandFinish (White Color): White
    Finish: 1 (Gray Color): GrayFinish: 2 (Gray Color): White
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    iittala Birds by Toikka Whooper Swan Figurine

    03/15/2013
    5.0

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     from Courtice, ON– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer

    Wow, this white beauty is stunning. Well worth the cost. It is a work of art that adds a touch of nature to any room .

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    02/24/2013
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    Manufacturer Details
    In the quiet north, there is a country that specializes in aesthetics and functional design. In Finland, in a town called Iittala, style and high quality are traditions that remain relevant for generations to come. Whenever an object is produced in the Iittala factory, it has to feel, last and work like Iittala. The tactility and high quality of the materials can be felt with your bare hands. Objects like that, will work anytime, anywhere with anything.Objects like that will never be thrown away.

    When you buy a iittala Birds by Toikka Whooper Swan Figurine online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the iittala Part #: BR0048487 here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Decorative Objects product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help. Whether you just want to buy a iittala Birds by Toikka Whooper Swan Figurine or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.


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    OUR SKU # IIT1486 This item is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: BR0048487, BR0048494

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