The new Snow Castle glass sculptures designed by Oiva Toikka – iittala

The new Snow Castle glass sculptures designed by Oiva Toikka showcase his playful spirit and lightheartedness. The beautiful Snow Castle is a spectacular work of art that looks beautiful alone or combined with other Snow Castles of various sizes to create an elegant ensemble.

Available in clear or white frosted glass and in two sizes. Each sculpture is handmade and mouthblown at the Iittala Glass Factory, ensuring that every piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.

Available 16th of October.


Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of the great personas of Finnish glass design. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art is a departure from mainstream Nordic design. Toikka’s individual style is also evident in the utility objects he creates as they often deviate from the traditional clean-lined puritanism of Finnish design aesthetics. In addition to glass, his artistic activities cover staging, fashion design and plastic interior design elements.

Toikka has gained a solid international reputation throughout his prolific career, which dates back to the 1950s, having worked with well-known designers and artists both in Finland and abroad. He has won several prestigious awards including the Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. In 1993, Toikka was given the honorary title of Professor of the Arts by the state of Finland. Birds by Toikka series combines the artist’s limitless imagination with his expertise in the characteristics of glass. The unique and colorful birds, which are all handmade, have become the passion of collector’s worldwide.