Iittala Birds have become a global phenomenon. It all started in the early 1970s when the Finnish glass artist Oiva Toikka designed the first glass birds. While Oiva Toikka continues adding new birds to his collection, Iittala is also introducing a new generation of Iittala Birds in 2007, designed by the Italian artist and jewellery designer, Giorgio Vigna. The Vigna Collection is refined and sculptural.
The Italian artist and jewellery designer Giorgio Vigna (b. 1955) is fascinated by the tension of opposites: reality and imagination, shape and material. Vigna’s pieces are often sculptural and they carry strong symbolic meanings. The versatile Giorgio Vigna has designed jewellery for theatrical performances, operas, fashion shows and movies. For the Venini glass factory in Venice he created unique artwork and a jewellery collection.