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Iittala OTC Helle A7 plate, 7 x 10 cm, blue - brown
Iittala OTC Helle A7 plate, 7 x 10 cm, blue - brown

OTC Helle A7 plate, 7 x 10 cm, blue - brown

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Material
Ceramic
Colour
White, multicolor

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 esthetic 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 color 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 favorite 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 colorful 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.

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  • Equal opportunities for all employees
  • Commitment to UN Global Compact, fair compensation for all employees
  • Corporate responsibility requirements defined and communicated for suppliers
  • Systematic work for improved inclusion and well-being in the workplace
  • Transparent supply chain
  • Suppliers' compliance to a code of conduct ensured
  • Compliance to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ensured in the supply chain
  • Support for community involvement in the supply chain
  • Direct suppliers audited and certified
  • Fair and resource-wise water-use in production
  • No incineration or landfilling of returned items
  • No use of endangered species as materials
  • No direct environmental emissions or waste (excl. GHGs) from production
  • The sustainability of direct suppliers' production is addressed and monitored
  • Material-efficient and ecological packaging
  • Positive impact on nature’s well-being through operations that regenerate natural ecosystems
  • Production and material sourcing that respect biodiversity, animal rights, and natural ecosystems
  • No potentially harmful chemicals used in own production
  • Company's direct greenhouse gas emissions identified and commitment to reduction
  • Product's carbon impact identified and commitment to reduction
  • Guidance on energy- and eco-efficient use of the product
  • Contribution to climate initiatives beyond the brand’s direct operations
  • Low-carbon or compensated transportation
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  • 100 % renewable energy in own production and operations
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  • Sustainable and long-lasting material choices
  • No harmful or hazardous substances
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  • High aesthetic quality promoting long-term use of the product
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  • Design for enduring life-long quality
  • Innovative circular design solutions: circular service system, resale platform, remanufacturing, collection of used products, etc.
  • Design and support for product maintenance, repair and upgradability

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