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iittala Birds by Toikka Heron Figurine

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iittala Birds by Toikka Heron Figurine

Sand, soda, lime and fire. In the heart of the hot shop, in a fiery kiln, elements meld to create the red-hot glass mass. A skilled hand grabs a pipe, lifts a gather of glass out of the oven, and starts working it: calmly, phase by phase. Twirl, lift, blow - a small miracle takes place: the unique idea of an artist appears in the mass. At the iittala glass factory in Nuuttajarvi, a millennia-old tradition of glassmaking is strongly alive. This is the birthplace of iittala's jewels - the glass birds. Each bird is mouth-blown, and three to five craftsmen work on each bird as it is being produced resulting in each bird being one of a kind. The birds are constructed entirely of glass; their vivid colors come from the glass, not from paint. Oiva Toikka explores the opportunities offered by glass, exploiting the renowned iittala skill with color, and the transparency and opacity of glass. There is great virtuosity in the way filigree and filigree tape have been used to depict the bird's plumage. In his birds, Oiva Toikka uses glass like a painter uses his palette.

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Features:

  • Individually handmade
  • Please Note: Due to the nature of hand-blown glass, actual color may vary slightly from the colors pictured
  • Contemporary style

Dimensions:

  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 8.5"
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 5.75"
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 6"
  • Overall Product Weight: 2.11lbs

About the Designer

Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka Finland 

Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art deviates from the streamlined aesthetic of Nordic design. He has worked in the performing arts for as long as he has in glass. The Birds collection is Toikka's best-known work. He has enjoyed an international career and received numerous awards, among them Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. The Kastehelmi range of glassware that Toikka originally designed in 1964 was also the outcome of a technical challenge. To celebrate Toikka's 50th, Iittala reintroduced a selection of the most popular pieces in the range in year 2010. The idea of using droplets of glass as decoration came to Toikka when he was thinking of ways of covering the joint marks left on the surface of pressed glass pieces by the production process.

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Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 8.5"
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 5.75"
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 6"
  • Overall Product Weight: 2.11lbs

Features

Product Type: FigurineStyle: Contemporary
Theme: AnimalSubject: Home decor and furniture
Finish: Multi-coloredHand-Made: Yes
Distressed: NoPrimary Material: Glass
  • Primary Material Details: Mouth-blown glass
Number of Items Included: 1Weather Resistant: Yes
Water Resistant: YesOversized: No
Plays Music: NoAge Group: Adult
Commercial Use: YesOutdoor Use: Yes
Country of Manufacture: Finland 

About the Manufacturer

In the quiet north, there is a country that specializes in aesthetics and functional design. In Finland, in a town called Iittala, style and high quality are traditions that remain relevant for generations to come. Whenever an object is produced in the Iittala factory, it has to feel, last and work like Iittala. The tactility and high quality of the materials can be felt with your bare hands. Objects like that, will work anytime, anywhere with anything.Objects like that will never be thrown away.

iittala Birds by Toikka Heron Figurine

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OUR SKU # IIT1472

Birds by Toikka Heron Figurine is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: BR004996

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