These birds are really small miracles, expressing mankind's stubborn joy in an artistic expression that will always find a way, and a material. We confess our admiration for Oiva Toikka, who over the last 40 years has created this wonderful collection of handmade mouth blown glass birds. His apparently limitless imagination, combined with a sophisticated knowledge of glass, has made it possible for him and his glass-blowers to create small miracles of life, collected and loved globally. Toikka's Birds are individually mouth blown and handmade in Finland by world renowned master glass-blowers and craftsmen, which makes each bird a unique and inspired work of art.
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WARNING: The following products contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
-Lead: iittala Birds, iittala Origo Egg Cups
-Cadmium: all red iittala glass products
Brand:Iittala of Finland
Dimensions:6.5" x 4.5"
Oiva Toikka (1931 - 2019) is one of the greatest names in Nordic glassware. Toikka originally trained in ceramics and later moved to glassware. He designed the Kastehelmi Dewdrop dinnerware collection for Iittala in 1964. In 1973 he began making Iittala glass birds for which he has become world-renowned. Over the years Toikka worked in many other mediums, including textile design and as a stage and costume designer, and with the release of a new Iittala glass bird each year, Oiva Toikka has the reputation as a leader of Finnish glass and design.
Iittala of Finland
Iittala Finland: Classic modern Scandinavian design for your home and life. Iittala objects are beautiful, functional and durable. Designed for mixing and matching, you'll be able to add to your Iittala collection over time and create new and exciting combinations. Browse the full collection of functional, beautiful Iittala Finland objects. Fjorn Scandinavian offers one of the largest assortments in the USA and the Best Price Guarantee with Free Shipping & Insurance on orders $75 or more.