Iittala Whooper White Swan Glass BIRDS Oiva Toikka

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Each bird is unique down to the minute detail making it a truly one of a kind art object. Handcrafted and mouthblown, the collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions.

Birds by Toikka Whooper Swan is the national bird of Toikka’s native Finland. Her graceful, long-necked design honors Karelia, where the artist was born. The contrast of the snowy white glass body and dark beak enhance the elegant beauty of the bird.

Length 33 cm / Height 21 cm  / Weight 0.795 kg

Design pioneer Oiva Toikka’s iconic collection of glass birds combine his passion for nature and blown glass art. Created in close collaboration with the glassblowers, Birds by Toikka took flight in 1972 at the Nuutajärvi glass factory. In 2014 the production of the series was transferred to the Iittala Glass Factory, where Toikka continued his close partnership with the team.

About the brand

Iittala
Iittala

Iittala is a Finnish design brand that has become synonymous with timeless Scandinavian design and craftsmanship. Founded in 1881 in the village of Iittala, Finland, the company has a rich heritage and a commitment to producing high-quality, functional, and aesthetically pleasing products for everyday use. Here are some key aspects and notable features associated with Iittala:

  1. Design Philosophy: Iittala's design philosophy is rooted in the principles of simplicity, functionality, and lasting beauty. The brand believes that good design should be accessible, enhance daily life, and stand the test of time. Their products are characterized by clean lines, minimalistic forms, and a focus on functionality.
  2. Collaborations with Designers: Iittala collaborates with both renowned and emerging designers to create its collections. By collaborating with a diverse group of designers, Iittala brings fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and a range of design aesthetics to their product lineup. Notable collaborations include Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck, and Oiva Toikka.
  3. Iconic Design Classics: Iittala has created several iconic design classics that have become symbols of Finnish design excellence. The Aalto vase, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936, is one of the most famous examples. It is characterized by its organic shape, timeless elegance, and the use of glass as a material.
  4. Emphasis on Craftsmanship: Iittala places great importance on craftsmanship and quality. Their products are made with exceptional attention to detail and expertise, ensuring that each piece is crafted to the highest standards. This commitment to craftsmanship is evident in their glassware, ceramics, and other product categories.
  5. Broad Product Range: Iittala offers a wide range of products that encompass various aspects of everyday life. Their product categories include glassware, dinnerware, cookware, home accessories, and textiles. The diversity of their offerings allows customers to create cohesive and harmonious environments within their homes.
  6. Sustainability Commitment: Iittala is committed to sustainable practices and responsible production. They strive to reduce waste, minimize their environmental footprint, and create products that are designed to last. Iittala's durable designs and timeless aesthetics contribute to a more sustainable approach to consumption.

Iittala products can be found in Iittala stores, selected retailers worldwide.

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