(1931 - ) One of the greatest names in Finnish glass. His imaginative rish and bold glass art deviates from the streamlined aesthetic of Nordic design. He has worked in the performing arts for as long as he has in glass. Perhaps the world of opera, theatre and ballet has contributed to he glass works, and vice versa. The Birds collection is Toikka’s best-known work. He has enjoyed an international career and received numerous awards, among them Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal.