Oiva Toikka Glass Bird Collection
Beloved artist, designer, and professor Oiva Toikka is known for his imaginative, rich and bold glass art that is appreciated around the world.
Oiva Toikka started to work for Arabia in the 1950s and in 1963 he started as an in-house designer at Nuutajärvi glass factory. During his prolific career, he designed many popular series of glassware, including Kastehelmi (Dewdrop), Pioni and Flora. The world-famous Iittala?s Birds by Toikka collection has acquired an extensive and loyal fan base around the world, and through more than four decades, over 500 handcrafted species were born from the artist?s unique imagination. Toikka was also known for his numerous unique works, and his work is included in the collections of many prestigious museums around the world.
Oiva Toikka knew the possibilities of glass inside and out and worked in very close collaboration with glass blowers. Oiva Toikka was known as a master of glass and a great person whose sense of humor and warm personality touched many.