Oiva Toikka (b.1931) is one of the great personas of Finnish glass design. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art is a departure from mainstream Nordic design. Toikka’s individual style is also evident in the utility objects he creates as they often deviate from the traditional clean-lined puritanism of Finnish design aesthetics.
Oiva Toikka: Flora lasisto MTV Oy/CreaVideo Oy Taidehistorioitsija Tuula Poutasuo on sanonut, että Oiva Toikan tuotanto on kun kansalliseeposta – siinä on luontoa, kansaa, arkkitehtuuria, kuvanveistoa, maalaus-, lavastus-, ja kertomataidetta ja arkiesineitä.
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Oiva Toikka – Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Nordic glassware. Born in Finland in 1931, Toikka originally trained in ceramics and later moved to glassware. He designed the Kastehelmi Dewdrop dinnerware collection for Iittala in 1964. In 1973 he began making Iittala glass birds for which he has become world-renowned.
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Famous for his glass art, Oiva Toikka is the most colourful and original personality among the masters of Finnish design. read article Longing for colour and excitement in his work, Oiva Toikka started taking his inspiration from folk art and distant cultures.