Oiva Toikka is one of the most important names in Scandinavian glassware. His imaginative, rich, and bold glass art deviates from the streamlined aesthetic of Nordic design, making his work distinctive and recognizable. Toikka is known for his Birds collection, as well as his Kastehelmi tableware. Toikka has won numerous awards, including the Lunning Proze, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize, and the Prince Eugen Medal.