Iittala Birds by Toikka - Sky Curlew

Oiva Toikka’s iconic collection of Iittala glass birds took flight in 1972. Combining Toikka’s passion for nature, each bird is truly a one of a kind art object. Handcrafted and mouthblown at the Iittala Glass Factory, the collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions and Toikka’s partnership with his team of master craftsmen.

Birds by Toikka Sky Curlew embodies the airiness of birds. His streamlined design extends from his long beak to his thin tail while his silvery lustre combines with a baby blue glass that results in a bird that is as dreamy as the sky itself.

- 100 x 145 mm


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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 favourites 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.

Dimensions and details

DesignSky Curlew
Dimensions100 x 145 mm
MaterialMouthblown glass
DesignerOiva Toikka
OriginMade in Finland