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Oiva Toikka (1931-) Finland

Oiva Toikka is a glass designer from Finland. He is well known for his designs for the Finnish design company Iittala. He started working in ceramics but shifted to work in glass later in his career and was artistic director at Notsjö Glasbruk from 1963. His range of work spans from his functional and nature inspired glass tableware ”Kastehelmi” to his art pieces in the Iittala ”Glass bird” series. Oiva Toikka produces his designs in the factory at Nuutajärvi. He has also contributed in productions together with the Finnish National Opera working as a costume designer in numerous plays.