Oiva Toikka教授是芬蘭設計師, 他在專門利用玻璃物料創作的圈子內無人不曉。他的玻璃品充滿想像力, 大膽, 與一般北歐簡樸的設計大相逕庭。Birds系列是他作品中最為人熟識的一個。他的事業發展不只限於芬蘭本地, 在國際都獲獎無數, 例如Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize和Prince Eugen Medal。除了玻璃和陶瓷, 他同時擅長設計舞台服飾, 繪畫和布料處理。在後期, Toikka專注和Magis合作設計出三款用塑膠模技術的產品, Dodo裝飾品, Paradise Tree衣架和Downtown書架。
Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art deviates from the streamlined aesthetic of Nordic design. The Birds collection is Toikka’s best-known work. He has enjoyed an international career and received numerous awards, among them Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. In addition to glass and ceramics, Toikka’s career has covered many other areas, including stage costumes, drawings, and textiles.
In these last years, Toikka has also begun a fruitful collaboration with Magis, resulting in three products made of rotational–moulded polyethylene (the rocking bird Dodo, the colourful coat stand Paradise Tree, and the shelving system Downtown) and a couple of serigraphs, called Moments of Ingenuity.