Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of 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.
Today, collecting Toikka birds has become an international activity with collectors tracking down rarities and discussing favorites with the same enthusiasm as their real-life equivalents in the ornithological world. These lovely little creatures are individually mouth-blown making them a unique treasure in homes, offices or any other space where they nest.
Wonderfully unique piece of glass art! The quality and detail is impeccable. I love how each iittala bird since they are hand made in finland.
I am very pleased with the recent purchase of my very first Toikka bird.
Ordering on line was very efficient. We received our items in just a few day’s perfectly. We just love our Toikka birds. One more beautiful than the rest.
Touch of Finland helped me select the right bird. I love this whimsical little fellow. Oiva Toikka is gone now but this bird expresses his spirit.
Still have not received item. Tracking info says it only made it as far as
Beautiful bird, shirt has drawn compliments. Excellent!