Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the great personas of Finnish glass, and truly an original glass artist. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art departs from the mainstream of Nordic design. He has achieved success as an artist and created glass sculptures and installations, among others.
Toikka’s individual style is also evident in the utility objects designed by him, like Kastehelmi -series. They often deviate from the traditional clean-lined puritanism of Finnish design. In addition to glass, his artistic activities cover staging, dress design as well as plastic interior design elements.