Cute Mouth-Blown Glass Birds by Oiva Toikka for Finnish Design Firm Iittala

16. March 2019

The first glass birds of Birds by Toikka collection were designed in 1972 by Professor Oiva Toikka, renowned for his unique contribution to Finnish art glass over the past half-century.

Every year, Oiva Toikka and the skilled glassblowers assisting him at the Nuutajärvi Glass Factory, the oldest in Finland, breathe life into yet new species of Iittala Birds. So far over 400 species have been created, some of them more enduring in production than others.

Each bird is a mouth-blown, unique individual, signed with the artist’s name. The passing of time enhances the value of these art objects – that is why Birds by Toikka are cherished and valued gifts and irresistible to collectors around the world.

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