Meet the 2018 Annual Egg by Oiva Toikka: Pilot. The name actually refers to a maritime pilot, as Oiva Toikka was inspired by seafaring for the design. Like the annual bird, the egg is a beautiful marine blue with silver lustrous stripes, which take on an algae green tone towards the bottom. With only 750 produced, each handcrafted iittala Toikka Pilot 2018 Annual Egg carries the signature “O. Toikka IITTALA 2018” and is numbered to ensure authenticity.
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