Iittala Birds by Toikka - Ruby Bird

Oiva Toikka’s iconic collection of Iittala glass birds took flight in 1972. Combining Toikka’s passion for nature and blown glass art, 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 Ruby Bird is the centre of attention wherever she lands. Her regal shape is accentuated with a translucent glass in a rich red colour dotted with lustrous spots that pick up light brilliantly.

- 210 x 130 mm

£266.00

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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

DesignRuby Bird - Cranberry
Dimensions210 x 130 mm
MaterialMouthblown glass
DesignerOiva Toikka
OriginMade in Finland