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Iittala's paper napkins from the Oiva Toikka Collection are adorned with the graphic Cheetah print. Measuring 33 x 33 cm, the napkins are the ideal size for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Cheetah napkins are part of Iittala's collection titled the Curious Mind of Oiva Toikka. The collection's items are decorated with colourful, vibrant patterns based on original sketches and drawings found in the archives of Finnish designer and artist Oiva Toikka. The playful collection celebrates the endless imagination and bold expression of the legendary Finnish glass artist. “I’m not looking for perfection. I want it to be fun!” as Toikka himself has famously put it.

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OTC Cheetah paper napkin 33 cm, brown

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Material
Paper
Colour
White, brown
Length
33 cm
Width
33 cm

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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.

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