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Pieces of Nordic Happiness

Fast worldwide delivery to over 180 countries

30-day returns policy

Over 200,000 items in stock and ready to ship

Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) was a Finnish glass artist who became known worldwide for his collection of glass birds designed for Iittala. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art deviates from the streamlined aesthetic of Nordic design.

The Birds collection is Oiva Toikka’s best-known work. Iittala Birds is a unique collection, even in global terms. Every year, Professor Oiva Toikka and the skilled glassblowers assisting him breathed life into yet new species of Iittala Birds. The first birds created by Oiva Toikka and the glassblowers of the Nuutajärvi Glass Factory, the oldest in Finland, saw the light of day in 1972. The first bird was the Flycatcher, appearing in different colour variations. Over 300 species have been created, some of them more enduring in production than others. Each bird is a unique individual, signed with the artist’s name – it is the tangible product of skilled artisanship. The passing of time enhances the value of these art objects. That is why Iittala Birds are cherished and valued gifts and irresistible to collectors around the world, from Finland to the United States and from Central Europe all the way to Japan.

During his long career, Oiva Toikka created important works in glass. In 1964, he designed Kastehelmi, a range of glass tableware, for Iittala. The series was in production for over 20 years and in 2010 Iittala reintroduced a selection of the most popular pieces in the range to celebrate Toikka’s 50 years of work with the brand. Even though glass was always Toikka’s favourite material, he worked with ceramics as well – he originally studied ceramics and his career started at the art department at Arabia. Another example of his creativity is represented by the pieces designed for the Me Too collection by Magis – the same collection which also includes the sympathetic Puppy and the colourful Trioli children’s chair created by Eero Aarnio – as the rocking chair Dodo and the coat rack Paradise Tree. Oiva Toikka 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.

Oiva Toikka has designed pieces for the following brands: Iittala, Magis, Jalo Helsinki

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Annual Cube 2023

645.00 €

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Birds by Toikka Blue Bird

161.00 €

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Birds by Toikka Owlet, brown

225.00 €

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Sulo table lamp, S

332.00 €

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Birds by Toikka Aili, FDS 15 Years

258.00 € 322.00 €

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Palturi table lamp

375.00 €

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Birds by Toikka Butler, sand

403.00 €

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Pumpkin, seville orange

242.00 €

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Birds by Toikka Mediator Dove

201.00 €

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Zucchini, moss green

242.00 €

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Aubergine, lilac

242.00 €

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Tundra plate, 154 mm, clear

18.50 €

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Siiri table lamp

354.00 €

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OTC Frutta mug 0,3 L, yellow

13.28 € 17.70 €

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Birds by Toikka Waiter, sand

322.00 €

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FXI Helle scissors 21 cm

24.15 €

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Grape, rain

242.00 €

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Apple Bottle, cranberry

242.00 €

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Tundra bowl, 25 cl, clear

18.50 €

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OTC art poster, Birdhouse

40.25 €

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Glass ball 2022 OT Birdie

15.10 € 20.10 €

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OTC bag, Birdie

16.05 €

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OTC bag, Birdhouse

16.05 €

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