Each year iittala produces a special, limited edition Finnfest bird. For 2019, only 300 Toikka Cardinals were produced, making it a collectors piece in itself. Detroit, MI was home to the annual FinnFest in 2019. The Cardinal was chosen due to many Northern cardinals flocking to the Michigan region during parts of the year.
Another beautiful addition to my Toikka Collection!
iittala Toikka Puffin
Made for a special event at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, only 300 of these iittala Toikka Puffins have been made, mouth-blown and numbered to be as unique as their real-life inspiration. Each limited edition iittala Museum of Glass Toikka Puffin has been specially engraved O. Toikka IITTALA MOG 2018 and numbered x/300 on its base to ensure authenticity and remind you of its special origin.
Designer: Oiva Toikka
Material: Hand-blown glass
Measurements: 8-1/4" H x 5-1/2" L x 3-1/2" W (21 x 14 x 9 cm)
Oiva Toikka is a legend of Finnish design. His iconic Iittala glass birds fuse Toikka’s passion for nature and blown glass art. Every bird has its own personality making it a one of a kind art object. Handcrafted and mouthblown at the Iittala Glass Factory, the collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions. Birds by Toikka Queenfisher’s sturdy shape radiates strength wherever she nests. Sea blue glass combined with darker blue accents accentuate her strong body. A rich red beak adds vibrant detail.
Finnish design legend Oiva Toikka’s iconic collection of Iittala glass birds took flight in 1972. Drawing from nature and Toikka’s passion for blown glass art, each bird is unique down to the minute detail. This gives every bird its own personality making it a truly one of a kind art object. Mouth-blown at the Iittala Glass Factory, the collection embodies a rich fusion of glass-making traditions and Toikka’s artistic partnership with his team of master craftsmen.
Birds by Toikka Curlew is a larger bird with a stunning wavy pattern in matte glass that weaves through her deep maroon body. In production since 1998, this beloved classic glass bird now features a dark red/maroon body.