Only 300 of the iittala Toikka American Kestrel have been produced especially for the Museum of Glass, making this numbered bird a must-have for collectors. The American Kestrel is the most common and smallest Falcon found in North America, but it shares many of its features with the larger birds of prey in its family. These included its long, square-tipped tail and slim, pointed wings, which artist Oiva Toikka mirrors beautifully in his glass rendition. Perhaps the most striking feature of this bird, however, is the rich pink, purple, and blue coloring. They seems especially vivid in contracts to the clear, dotted glass that iittala's glassblowers have meticulously handcrafted, making each a unique piece of art.
First founded as a glassworks company in 1881, iittala is now a leading company in modern Finnish design producing a range of dinnerware, glassware and art pieces. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpane... More iittala
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