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Little Tern, cranberry red

By iittala


  • Description

    For over 35 years, Oiva Toikka has created the Birds collection. His limitless imagination and knowledge of glass has made it possible to create small miracles of life, sought after by collectors globally. Each bird is individually mouth blown and thus unique, a gift that keeps on giving forever.

    The Cranberry colour is intensively sensitive as the arctic berry, which gets its transparent surface with the help of cold, sub-zero nights. The name of the colour also reflects the character of the glass as organic material, which sometimes behaves and reacts according to its own inherent rules.
    The new colour is a manifestation of Iittala's continuous development efforts relating to glass colours and glass production technology. Cadmium is no longer used for red colour at the Iittala glass factory, which makes the colour more environmentally friendly in production process. The new recipe for red glass colour is reportedly unique in industrial production in the world, which shows that Iittala's colour development is at the cutting edge.

  • Technical Info

    7.5 x 11cm

    Mouth blown at iittala glassworks, Finland.

  • Designer
    Oiva Toikka

    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.

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