IITTALA SUMMER GROUSE
Finnish design legend Oiva Toikka’s iconic collection of Iittala glass birds took flight in 1972. Combining his passion for nature and blown glass art, each bird is a truly a 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 partnership with his master craftsmen. Birds by Toikka Little Summer Grouse invokes the sun. Her small honey coloured head sits on top of a solid neck and golden body speckled with translucent marks. The curvy brown lines across her body give her a rich plumage.
Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of Birds by Toikka first took flight back in 1972 at the Nuutajärvi glass factory with the creation of his small glass Flycatchers. Since then hundreds of new birds have joined the flock. 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. Today, each glass bird is handcrafted and mouthblown at the Iittala Glass Factory.
Manufactured at Iittala glass factory. Material: glass. Wipe with a soft, dry cloth