Handpicked influencers from Seoul, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis were the source of inspiration for designer Oiva Toikka, who gave the soul of the city to each new City Bird.
During four decades Oiva Toikka has created over 500 beloved handcrafted glass bird species for Iittala. Toikka received atmospheric imagery of the cities from our international collaborators. Through the birds he interpreted how the cities appear to him. The outcome is a collection of fascinating birds with strong and uniquely urban character.
The collection of 200 numbered birds is crafted in the Iittala glass factory by highly skilled art glass teams, who work closely with the beloved Birds by Toikka collection. The first bird to be created from each range will be given to the person who provided the inspiration from the selected cities. The birds are available only in selected retail spaces and will be launched gradually from October 2016.