Iittala Birds by Toikka

Whooper swan white 330x210

Design pioneer Oiva Toikka’s iconic collection of glass birds combine his passion for nature and blown glass art. Created in close collaboration with the glassblowers, Birds by Toikka took flight in 1972 at the Nuutajärvi glass factory. In 2014 the production of the series was transferred to the Iittala Glass Factory, where Toikka continued his close partnership with the team. Each bird is unique down to the minute detail making it a truly one of a kind art object. Handcrafted and mouthblown, the collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions. Birds by Toikka Whooper Swan is the national bird of Toikka’s native Finland. Her graceful, long-necked design honors Karelia, where the artist was born. The contrast of the snowy white glass body and dark beak enhance the elegant beauty of the bird.

Product Article Number
1007197
EAN
6411920048487
Width
33 cm
Length
33 cm
Height
21 cm
Weight
0.795 kg
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Wipe with a soft, dry cloth
Birds by Toikka

Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of Birds by Toikka first took flight back in 1972 at the Nuutajärvi glass factory with the creation of his small glass Flycatchers. Since then hundreds of new birds have joined the flock. The collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions and would not have been possible without Toikka’s hands-on-approach at the glassworks and his keen understanding of each employee’s skills. Today, each glass bird is handcrafted and mouthblown at the Iittala Glass Factory.

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Standard delivery cost is £9.00. Delivery time varies according to destination; estimated delivery time is 5-12 business days. Express delivery takes 2-8 business days.

Iittala webstore customers have the right to return the unused products free of charge within 14 days of delivery.

Free standard delivery to all purchases for Myiittala members.

Standard delivery cost is £9.00. Delivery time varies according to destination; estimated delivery time is 5-8 business days. Express delivery takes 2-3 business days.

Iittala webstore customers have the right to return the unused products free of charge within 14 days of delivery.


Iittala's designer Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of the great personas of Finnish glass design. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art is a departure from mainstream Nordic design. Toikka’s individual style is also evident in the utility objects he creates as they often deviate from the traditional clean-lined puritanism of Finnish design aesthetics. In addition to glass, his artistic activities cover staging, fashion design and plastic interior design elements.

Toikka has designed a range of home products for Iittala with his Annual Cube, Birds by Toikka, Frutta, Flora, Kastehelmi, Oiva Toikka Collection and Tundra Collections.

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