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 at the Nuutajärvi glass factory with the creation of his small glass Flycatchers. Since then hundreds of new birds have joined the flock. 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. Today, each glass bird is handcrafted and mouthblown at the Iittala Glass Factory.

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Oiva Toikka

Designer Oiva Toikka’s iconic Birds by Toikka collection first took flight in 1972 with the creation of his small glass Flycatchers at the Nuutajärvi glass factory. Created in close collaboration with the glassblowers, the Birds by Toikka collection combined Toikka’s passion for nature and blown glass art. In 2014 the production of the series was transferred to the Iittala Glass Factory, where Toikka continued his close partnership with the team. Each glass bird is a one of a kind art object. Handcrafted and mouthblown, the Birds by Toikka collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions. Iittala’s relaunch of the original Flycatcher from the 1970’s features a nest of small, colourful birds that are each a unique miracle of glass. The simple body in elegant rain and beak in red glass reflects light beautifully. A lovely home decoration that makes a precious gift.

Since 1881, Iittala has been dedicated to inspiring better living. What began as a glass factory in a small village in Iittala, Finland has grown into an internationally known brand that has played a decisive role in defining the Nordic way of life. The cornerstones of Iittala’s design are timeless aesthetics, high quality and functionality. We believe people should have the right to expect their design items to last a lifetime and that Iittala items never go out of style. Our designs are made to be used, day in and day out, for generations to come.