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 one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of Iittala Birds by Toikka first took flight back in 1972 with the creation of his small glass Flycatchers. The collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions and would not have been possible without Toikka’s hands-on-approach at the glassworks and his keen understanding of each employee’s skills. Drawing from nature and his passion for art glass, Toikka has created more than four hundred birds in the last forty years.
The roots of Iittala date back to 1881 when a glass factory was established in a village of the same name in southern Finland. What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives.