Designer Oiva Toikka created each of his glass bird designs in close collaboration with the master glassblowers first at Nuutajärvi glass Factory and later at the Iittala Glass Factory. The designs combine Toikka's love for nature and passion for glass art, taking inspiration from actual birds yet also being an intriguing work of imagination.
The Annual Bird of 2023, the Blue Charadrius, has a classic bird shape with an appealing brown and blue feather-like decoration against a white background. The Annual Bird is a perfect gift for memorable moments in 2023. Each bird is numbered and engraved to mark the year.
- Dimensions: 4.1" x 8.5" x 5.1"
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.