Professor Oiva Toikka's glass birds represent Toikka's brilliant attitude towards life and work. Toikka's birds are epitomes of joyful curiosity, limitless imagination and, above all, playfulness. Designed and manufactured in close cooperation with glassblowers, the story of Birds by Toikka glass birds began in the 1970's in Nuutajärvi. Over the years the extensive flock of unique, peculiar and beautiful birds has grown one individual at a time. Birds by Toikka glass birds are unique eye catchers and messengers of Oiva Toikka's life wisdom. Glowing in a beautifully deep shade of ultramarine blue, Little Tern is a happy little bird whose smooth and well-proportioned shape has been created in the skilled hands of Iittala's glass blowers.