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iittala Toikka Kiuru 2017 Annual Bird

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  • Q & A
"Kiuru is what makes the summer: it announces the arrival of summer one month in advance according to Finnish legend," artist Oiva Toikka said. This is why Kiuri is the only current bird in the collection with wings in flight. In honor of 100 years of Finnish independence, the 2017 Annual Bird wears shades of blue and white, paying homage to Finland's blue skies and clouds as well as the lakes and snow of the Nordic landscape.

Each part of the bird is handcrafted separately before being joined while still hot, demanding precise timing and teamwork from iittala's skilled glassblowers using a veiled glass technique. When the opal white glass is blown into the mold, it allows small air bubbles to form on the surface of the glass. Blue dye is added in powder form to create the pearl-like pattern of the body, which her Annual Egg shares.

The birds of Oiva Toikka's 2017 collection are individually mouth-blown by the master glassblowers at iittala’s glassworks in Finland. Only in the product selection for 2017, each handcrafted iittala Toikka Kiuru 2017 Annual Bird carries the signature “O. Toikka IITTALA 2017” to ensure authenticity.
  • ITEM #: II-BR365920
  • MATERIAL: Mouth-blown glass
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
  • Signed: O. Toikka IITTALA 2017
  • Numbered: No
  • Limited Edition: Yes

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

Oiva Toikka

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

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100% Recommend this product (4 of 4 responses)
By Emma
Ithaca, NY
Thank You Finnstyle
October 19, 2018
It has always been very pleasant shopping with Finnstyle. Products are great qualify and such beauties. They almost always get "over-packaged" to make sure that they arrive at my place safe and sound.
I really love this bird and so does my boyfriend. He said that it is something that "immediately catches your eye in a crowd of Toikka birds. We actually went to a store to look at the bird before purchasing it online. It is worth every penny. It has a very unique color and shape.
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By Alane
Love this bird!
March 12, 2018
Great addition to my collection. Love the upward wings in flight.
By WorkineshTianen
Seattle, Washington
Another surprise creation from Professor Toikka
March 6, 2018
What a beauty. Looks even more vibrant and brilliant than in the picture. I will treasure for years to come.
  • Great customer service from FinnStyle, as usual. Thanks
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By debbie
in full flight
January 15, 2018
the Kiuru arrived beautifully packaged to protect the wings and beak. The quality and customer service keeps me coming back to Finn style
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