[Iittala] Delicate glass beauty “Tundra” by Oiva Toikka
Announced in 1970 Long-awaited reprint
Iittala, a pioneer of Scandinavian design developed by Fiskars Japan Co., Ltd. (Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Jeffrey Daggett), will announce the glass collection “Tundra” by Oiva Toikka.
This winter, Oiva Toikka’s glass collection “Tundra” will be released from Iittala.
Originally designed in 1970, the beautiful glass collection produced for only 2 years has 2 sizes of glasses,
A long-awaited reprint with a total of 4 items of plates and bowls. Inspired by the nature of the Arctic Circle, “Tundra” features fine and beautiful patterns that bring out the beauty and delicacy of the glass.
Iittala has amassed a vast archive of designs that have played an important role in the history, development and innovation of Finnish glass design for over 140 years. Tundra designed by Oiva Toikka, 1970 A series made at the Nuutajärvi glass factory, the predecessor of Iittala, for a period of only about 2 years from 1971.
It is still very popular in the vintage market today.
This winter, Iittala has decided to bring back the Tundra glass pieces and add them to its classic collection.
INSPIRATION FROM THE NORTHERN LAND
Oiva Toikka is the designer behind many of Iittala’s popular collections, including the popular Iittala series Kastehelmi and Frutta, as well as the iconic Bird by Toikka art piece. His designs are original, fun to look at, and have characteristics that give you a sense of individuality and freedom. Toikka takes a lot of its design inspiration from nature and creatures, and Tundra was one of them. The Tundra is one of Toikka’s favorite designs and has been waiting for a reissue for many years.
Early in her career as a designer, Oiva Toikka spent time in Lapland, northern Finland.
Yes, those days had a great influence on his designs. The fine tundra patterns are inspired by Lapland and other northern tundra regions (treeless permafrost across Europe, Asia and North America). Nostalgic and tactile design and delicate structure
Tundra’s clear and delicate design features 12 detailed patterns inspired by the moss, shrubs, sedges and lichens that cover Lapland. [Image 2
This time, based on the original design, 4 items, 2 size tumblers, plates and bowls, will be released to suit the current lifestyle. The tumblers are available in two sizes, 290ml and 160ml. A large all-purpose tumbler (290cc) can be drunk with ice
Versatile size suitable for drinks. The smaller tumbler (160ml) is also suitable as a glass for short drinks, pressed juices, water and sips of beer.
A plate of about 154 mm and a bowl of 250 cc are useful for various purposes such as breakfast, tea time, appetizers and fruits. The delicate and beautiful pattern of Tundra made up of these four items complements Japanese cuisine beautifully.
Combine it with Iittala’s other glass and porcelain items for a more glamorous table setting.
Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of Finland’s legendary glass designers. The imaginative, bold, colorful and artistic glass works are characterized by a style that sets them apart from Scandinavian design, which gives a simple, somewhat quiet and sophisticated impression. His design activities ranged from glass to stage costumes, fashion items, and interior items.
Since the 1950s, Toikka has been highly acclaimed internationally through various design activities with well-known Finnish and foreign designers and artists. It has also won numerous prestigious awards such as the Kaj Franck Design Award and the Prince Eugen Medal. In 1993, he was awarded the honorary title of Art Professor by the Finnish government.
Among Oiva Toikka’s many works, the Bird by Toikka series combines the boundless imagination of artist Oiva Toikka with her expertise in the properties of glass. The unique and colorful birds created entirely by hand have gained enthusiastic support from collectors around the world.
Tundra Tumbler 290ml
Tundra Tumbler 160ml
Tundra Plate 15.4cm
Tundra Bowl 250ml
Released from December 7 at the Iittala Shop and official online shop Scheduled to be sold from January 12, 2023 at Iittala stores nationwide
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Purchase at Iittala shops nationwide and official online shops. ◆ Iittala Official Online Shop
◆ Nationwide Iittala Shops https://www.iittala.jp/shoplist/
■ About Iittala
Iittala was founded in 1881 as a glass factory in the village of Iittala in Finland. Supported by excellent designers and the passion of craftsmen, we have expanded our lineup to include ceramics and porcelain to the present day. As a pioneer of Scandinavian design, based on the corporate philosophy of “enriching people’s lives”, we appointed many world-famous designers and architects, and valued not only beauty but also functionality and essence. We pursue timeless designs that can be used every day and that can be passed down from generation to generation.
■ Make every day the most special day. Fiskars from Finland
Fiskars is a brand with a history of 373 years, founded in 1649 as an ironworks in a small Finnish village. Today, it has grown into a major consumer goods group with world-famous brands such as Fiskars, Wedgwood, Iittala, and Gerber. As a Finnish company that considers living space to be an important element of “quality of life,” the mission of the Fiskars Group, with its iconic products, strong brand power, and global ambitions, is to , gardens and outdoors to enrich people’s lives. The slogan shared by employees around the world is “Making the everyday extraordinary”. Fiskars Japan Co., Ltd. was established in 2017 with the aim of providing Japanese consumers with a lifestyle that allows them to experience this slogan.
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