Design Professor Oiva Troikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass design.
For his fantasy-full, rich and bold glass arts, Professor Oiva Troikka received numerous awards, among others the Lunning-award, the Pro-Finlandia-Medaille, the World Glass Now 85 award, the Kaj-Frank design award and the Prinz-Eugen-Medaille.
The presumably most famous works of Troikka are collected in Iittala's bird-collection. Every year and already since 1973 Oiva Troikka develops a new object for the bird collection in cooperation with the glass blowers of the Nuutajärvi Glass Factory. More than 300 specimens were created until now. The current collection still includes 43 different bird species.