The long-eared owl is known for its seemingly surprised expression, largely due to its ear tufts that point straight out. Professor Oiva Toikka captures this characteristic beautifully and artistically in his glass interpretation of the species. The dome-shaped bird is made from clear glass with metallic specks, which vary greatly in size and placement as unique marks from iittala's glassblowers in Finland. The alert eyes and protruding brow are other striking details that require great care and craftsmanship during the mouth-blowing process.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... 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