Bird of year 2017: the Skylark
Birds by Toikka - Annual Bird 2017 Kiuru by IIttala was elaboratly hand-crafted from mouth-blown glass. It is only available in 2017. The skylark (fin. Kiuru) served as a model this year.
Iittala Oiva Toikka Bird Collection
In 1973, the first glass bird from the Iittala bird collection made its appearance. The father of the now over 300 copies collection is the well-known Finnish glass designer Oiva Toikka. Different birds are still available from the collection and a new collector's item is added every year.
In collaboration with Iittala, Oiva Toikka designs a new member for Iittala's bird family each year with a unique, virtuoso approach. The delicate work for the bird’s plumage is a characteristic, in which Oiva Toikka uses the glass in a similar way to a painter with his palette.
The seemingly limitless imagination of the designer together with his knowledge and his experience with glass, have created a large number of small wonders, that impress and inspire collectors all over the world.
Each individual glass bird is made by hand and is therefore unique and a real collector's item.