Iittala Birds By Toikka Summer Grouse
Iittala Birds By Toikka Glass Summer Grouse 2014
Oiva Toikka's Summer Grouse design was introduced into the family of glass birds at Iittala's Finish glassworks in 2014. With spiraling trails of dark brown pattern on a background of golden yellow and a dark amber head, the shapely bird brings a bold flash of colour and texture to the collection.
Born from a happy marriage between highly skilled craftsmen at the Iittala glassworks in Finland and the creative vision of artist and designer Oiva Toikka, the Toikka birds first came to life in 1972 and have since become admired and collected by glass lovers the world over. Over the course of four decades, the prolific Toikka has designed upwards of 500 glass birds which have been hand crafted by Iittala. With a streamlined interpretation of the shape and movement of the birds, the artist collaborates closely with traditional glass makers to add bold colour and vital form to the pieces and somehow to capture the nature and character of the creatures with striking, captivating results. Every one of Toikka’s sleek glass birds is unique, and is not just an individual work of art, but is also a highly prized outcome of the respected Finnish glass blowing tradition.
Size: H15 x W10cm
Material: Mouth Blown Glass