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||Primary Material Details: Mouth-blown glass|
|Style: Contemporary||Theme: Animal|
|Subject: Home decor and furniture||Finish: Multi-colored|
|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 Willow Grouse Figurine
Love my bird...
Karen Myung from Indianapolis, IN– Verified Buyer
Superb. No problems with packaging and delivery. Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship. Will look beautiful on the display shelf or on the mantle...I havent decided yet!
Jessica Waldman from Deep River, CT– Verified Buyer
This was a gift to my daughter. She loved it! Fits beautifully with her decor. This is a wonderful website.