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Legendary Finnish designer Oiva Toikka was famous for his boundless curiosity, colourful creativity and vibrant artistic creations. The bold, graphic patterns seen throughout the Oiva Toikka Collection are based on previously undiscovered drawings from Toikka’s archives. With The Curious Mind of Oiva Toikka collection, we bring these discoveries and Toikka’s joyful imagination to our collection of home textiles, tableware, art posters, canvas bags, paper accessories and more. Distinct pieces that invite you to express your own unique style in all the curious corners of your life.
Our historic collaboration with Toikka began when another Finnish design legend, Kaj Franck, appointed Toikka as the in-house designer at the Iittala Glass Factory in 1963. During his nearly six decades with us, Toikka created some of our most iconic collections including the world renowned Birds by Toikka.
I don’t think it’s terribly important to play it safe. That has never been my thing – avoiding risks, trying to make it perfect. There are enough perfectionists around. –Oiva Toikka Throughout his profound career, Toikka wasn’t afraid to deviate from the streamlined functionalism that characterised Nordic design in favour of colourful, artistic creations often inspired by nature.
I trust in accidents and misunderstandings. –Oiva ToikkaFrom his bold glass art collections like Birds by Toikka to his modular art pieces like the colourful Bamboos, Toikka’s design was fueled by a sense of daring curiosity. It was by combining that curiosity with his creativity and love of technical experimentation that Toikka created a distinct body of work that wasn’t limited by artistic boundaries.