The snowy white whooper swan is Finland’s beloved national bird. Its name honors Karelia, where designer Oiva Toikka was born. Individually handmade and mouth blown out of opaque glass with a matte finish, each uniquely beautiful swan is numbered.
- Dimensions: 8.3" x 12.9"
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.
The roots of Iittala date back to 1881 when a glass factory was established in a village of the same name in southern Finland. What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives.