Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka is a Finnish glass designer known for his works for iittalla, design company. Originally trained in ceramics, Toikka took up glass design later in life and made his name as one of iittala’s highly regarded designers. His iconic collection of iittala Birds began to spread back in 1972 and soon won the hearts of collectors all over the world. Since then, Toikka has created more than 400 truly poetic and imaginative birds, all individually mouth-blown and unique.
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** Oiva Toikka, Iittala, Nuutajärvi, Finland. Glass Bird.

** Oiva Toikka, Iittala, Nuutajärvi, Finland. Glass Bird.

Oiva Toikka-designed Arabia Finnish art glass crystal vase 1960s-70s

Oiva Toikka-designed Arabia Finnish art glass crystal vase 1960s-70s

iittala Toikka Ladybird - 2010 Anniversary Bird  iittala Birds of Toikka Mouthblown Glass Birds

iittala Toikka Ladybird - 2010 Anniversary Bird iittala Birds of Toikka Mouthblown Glass Birds Finland

ittala Birds by Toikka Whooper Swan, white

Designed by Finnish Glass Maestro Oiva Toikka, the Toikka Birds have been roosting since Produced using a variety of Art Glass techniques, the Birds are

Kastehelmi tumbler 2 pcs, grey, by Iittala.

In 1964 Oiva Toikka’s aim was to design a pattern that would conceal the joint marks in pressed glass. The result was Kastehelmi, Finnish for dewdrop, that features delicate glass droplets arranged in a series of rings.

** Oiva Toikka, Iittala, Nuutajärvi, Finland. Glass Bird.

** Oiva Toikka, Iittala, Nuutajärvi, Finland. Glass Bird.

iittala Toikka Magpie

iittala Toikka Magpie Mimicking the actual nature of its namesake, iittala introduces the Toikka Magpie to delight both avid glass bird collectors and those new to designer Oiva Toikka's handiwork.

Huljake  Oiva Toikka  2012

Huljake Oiva Toikka 2012 79 x 39 cm Hand blown glass GF 6140

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