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DESIGNER: Oiva Toikka
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Q & A
GlassBirds.com was fortunate enough to interview the mastermind behind iittala glass birds: Professor Oiva Toikka.
See the three clips below for a behind the scenes glimpse on how unique Finnish collectibles are designed and made.
"Glass fits me better." - Oiva Toikka IN PART ONE of the interview, Toikka shares how he got into glass blowing and why he prefers glass over ceramic as a medium.
"I have not found birds. Birds have found me." - Oiva Toikka IN PART TWO of the interview, Toikka reveals why he chose birds as inspiration and which type of bird has proven too challenging to create yet.
"If you have no rules and everything is free, it is not that easy." - Oiva Toikka IN PART THREE of the interview, Toikka discusses how he chooses what the next bird design will be and how he collaborates with the glass blowers to make it a reality.