Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of Iittala Birds by Toikka first took flight back in 1972 with the creation of his small glass Flycatchers. The collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions and would not have been possible without Toikka’s hands-on-approach at the glassworks and his keen understanding of each employee’s skills. Drawing from nature and his passion for art glass, Toikka has created more than four hundred birds in the last forty years.
Wherever the regal Ruby Bird flies, it’s the center of attention. An individually handmade, mouth blown glass art creation, a translucent red colour makes the lustrous dots on the surface of the Ruby Bird appear three dimensional and glowing.