I think the glass birds made by Oiva Toikka are my favourite glass objects. If I could afford them I would have a modest collection of them. They're reasonably expensive and older 'deleted' designs are highly collectable.
Toikka, though known for his glass designs, has also enjoyed success in a number of area creative outlets. He has worked as a stage and costume designer, generally working with Finnish director Lisbeth Landefort although in recent years, he has also been associated with productions by the Finnish National Opera. Through the years, he has also contributed textile designs to the Marimekko collections from time to time.