Iittala Puffball Glass Bird Cranberry
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Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of the great personas of Finnish glass design. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art is a departure from mainstream Nordic design. Toikka’s individual style is also evident in the utility objects he creates as they often deviate from the traditional clean-lined puritanism of Finnish design aesthetics. In addition to glass, his artistic activities cover staging, fashion design and plastic interior design elements.
Toikka has gained a solid international reputation throughout his prolific career, which dates back to the 1950s, having worked with well-known designers and artists both in Finland and abroad. He has won several prestigious awards including the Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. In 1993, Toikka was given the honorary title of Professor of the Arts by the state of Finland. Birds by Toikka, a series designed for Iittala combines the artist’s limitless imagination with his expertise in the characteristics of glass. The unique and colourful birds, which are all handmade, have become the passion of collector’s worldwide.
The Iittala Glass Birds collection was created by Oiva Toikka, an internationally renowned artist and one of the greatest names in Finnish glass. His imagination with skilled Finnish glassblowers from Iittala have created these magical glass birds for over 30 years. All of the Toikka birds are highly collectable, individually made, hand crafted and mouth-blown pieces of art. This cute little Puffball bird has a clear red glass head and tail which contrasts beautifully with the soft warm rich cranberry red of its plum, round little body, that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. . These unique mouth blown birds bring style, art and fun in these crafted pieces. Collected the world over these birds are a lovely addition whether you have one or start your own collection for the whole flock. There is a bird to suit everyone and they will be treasured for a lifetime.
Colour: Cranberry red.
Dimensions: 7 x 5 cm
Material: Hand crafted & mouth blown glass