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Oiva Toikka’s Little Tern became a member of Iittala’s glass bird family in 2005, and in 2014 it changed the color of its feathers to the strong red shade of cranberry.
Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.9 x 5.1 inches
Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of Iittala Birds by Toikka first took flight back in 1972 wit...
In 1936, Alvar Aalto’s series of glass vases won first prize in the 1936 Karhula-Iittala Glass Design Competition. Compared to the decorative objects of the time, the simple yet organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement. Inspired by waves (“aalto” in Finnish) in the water, the vase is a symbol of Finnish design and one of the most...
Deviating from the muted aesthetic of Scandinavian design, Birds by Toikka are a rich, imaginative collection of bold, individually handmade mouth blown pieces of glass art. Little Barn Owl features the same vivid colors and big eyes of its larger counterpart but this petite version can fit in one’s palm.
Dimensions: 1.8" W 2.5"
Oiva Toikka is o...