Birds by Toikka catalogs all of glass artist Oiva Toikka's bird collection, complete with full color photogaphs and descriptions in both Finnish and English. The perfect item for a Toikka bird collector, this book is a beautiful and useful guide to his many imaginative birds. The contents are grouped by category, and include his eggs and glass cubes in addition to special and limited edition birds."Oiva Toikka (b. 1931) is greatly admired for his Finnish glass art and has been awarded numerous prizes. The artist, who started his career in the 1950s as a designer, became a professor of art in the early 1990s. A designer of utility objects, sets for theatre, ballet and opera as well as printed fabrics is perhaps best known for his collectible artglass series Birds by Toikka. The colorful and playful birds, fine examples of skilled glassblowing, are desired by collectors around the world. Each bird is unique and created by hand at iittala’s glassworks in Nuutajärvi, Finland.
The book Birds by Toikka is a comprehensive handbook for fans of Toikka glass birds. Every Toikka bird is presented with a picture and product information in both Finnish and English. Also included are many Toikka birds produced for private companies and not released to the general public.
Finnish design expert and former iittala public relations manger Päivi Jantunen writes the book’s foreword."
One, if not the most recognizable names in Finnish glass design, Oiva Toikka’s boundless imagination has taken glass art to new heights. Best known for his Birds collection for iittala, he brings mouth-blown glass creations to life. Each one is hand-crafted so every piece is an original and... More Oiva Toikka