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BRAND: Suomen Lasimueso
DESIGNER: Oiva Toikka
MEASUREMENTS: 9-3/4" L x 7" W (25 x 18 cm)
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Toikka fans, rejoice; Suomen lasiumuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) has released Oivan Ihmemaasa (In Oiva's Wonderland), the latest book about the legendary Oiva Toikka. In Finnish and English texts, the book lists 261 birds and other memorable works from Toikka's 1972-2019 glass career. It also delves deeper in Toikka's lesser known work with ceramics and even set design for the Finnish National Opera. Readers will also learn how Oiva Toikka went from an art professor in Lapland, Finland, to world-renowned, award-winner designer. The world of art and design suffered a great loss with Toikka's passing in 2019, and this book is a beautiful way for fans and collectors to commemorate his timeless contributions. Packed with information and color images, it makes a wonderful gift for a friend or addition to your own library or coffee table; just as Toikka's designs are, it is sure to be a conversation piece.
Cover Type: Paperback Pages: 144 (color) ISBN: 978-952-5571-92-9 Language: Finnish and English Printed: In Finland, by Savion Kirjapaino, 2019
An interesting read about Oiva Toikka's career that goes beyond the scope of the birds. The beautiful photography includes many other of his glassworks along with an annotated list of hundreds of the birds. The front and back covers of the book are folded so that they may handily be used as bookmarkers.
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December 18, 2019
This updated reference source for Toikka designs (birds, cubes, vases, sculptures and theater pieces) fulfills a need, long anticipated by collectors and fans of ‚€œall things Oiva‚€. The catalog birds are up to date, though the special and commissioned birds are not included. Nevertheless, this publication will please you with quality pictures and rich colors.
Interesting, beautiful book about the Finnish glass birds!
December 16, 2019
Such a wonderful book of photos and information about the wonderful handblown glass birds from Finland!
ProsLovely coffee table book about Finnish glass birds!