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Iittala Bullfinch Birds By Toikka

Iittala Bullfinch Birds By Toikka

Birds by Toikka Bullfinch is a striking combination of colour, shape and pattern. He sits proud with his red, white and grey body that feels soft to the touch.

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Finnish design legend Oiva Toikka’s iconic collection of Iittala glass birds took flight in 1972. Drawing from nature and Toikka’s passion for blown glass art, each bird is unique down to the minute detail. This gives every bird its own personality making it a truly one of a kind art object. Handcrafted and mouthblown at the Iittala Glass Factory, the collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions and Toikka’s artistic partnership with his team of master craftsmen.

Brand: Iittala
Model: Bullfinch
Colour: Multi-coloured (as pictured)
Designer: Oiva Toikka
Material: Glass
Method of Manufacture:                   Mouth Blown
Dimensions: L15cm x H8cm
Country of Origin: Finland
Country of Manufacture: Finland

Iittala

The roots of Iittala date back to 1881 when a glass factory was established in a village of the same name in southern Finland.

In its early years Iittala produced blown, pressed, polished, painted and etched glass according to continental models.

In the beginning of the 20th century dinnerware was decorated with a variety of ornaments. Iittala was one of the first companies to make the transition from decorative dinner sets to functional, aesthetically pleasing objects infused with progressive Scandinavian design.

The breakthrough came in the early years of modernism and functionalism during the 1930s and 40s. At that time it was pioneers like Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto and Kaj Franck who led the development of the Iittala brand. Their belief was that objects should always be designed with thought and make them available for everyone. It was Aalto's and Franck's thinking that set the foundation for the Iittala design philosophy: to push the boundaries and to give people beauty and function.

This breakthrough in Finnish design, also changed glassware ranges led by Iittala in the 1950s and 1960s. A new kind of aesthetics and functionality affected Finnish glassware design while most other countries still used traditional, extensive glassware ranges. A simplified, modern design took over from cut crystal.

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