The new Fiskars x Iittala collection
Fiskars and Iittala – two Finnish icons – have long been synonymous with timeless, high-quality Nordic design. Now the two brands have joined forces to create an imaginative new home décor collection – all topped off with six sketchbook prints of another Finnish legend, artist and designer Oiva Toikka. The new designs – including three reimagined pairs of Fiskars all-purpose scissors – celebrate the unexpected joys of everyday life, all while paying homage to the vivid imagination of one of Finland’s most loved artists.
Time to get creative
The new Fiskars x Iittala collection features a wide variety of home décor items – ranging from ceramic mugs to throw blankets and other textiles – and six iconic patterns by Oiva Toikka. Three of them – Pompom, Cheetah and Helle – lend their name to the new Fiskars all-purpose scissors, giving fun and creativity a whole new meaning.
Originally a sketch for a glass art piece, Pompom is a playful yet timeless pattern characteristic of Toikka’s unique artistic style. The graphic Cheetah pattern showcases the designer’s love for wildlife with its asymmetrical black and white shapes. The bold and modern Helle pattern catches the eye with its confetti-like dots, guaranteed to make any kitchen or home office pop. Each pair of scissors is designed to make daily life a little more joyous – this summer and for years to come.
Oiva Toikka – the curious man behind the patterns
The late Finnish design icon Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) was an internationally celebrated artist, designer and professor. Toikka’s most well-known works include his original glass art and his series of Iittala glass birds. Toikka’s legacy lives on in his playful and distinctive pieces that defy conventions even to this day. Some of his incredible designs are featured in the collections of the world’s most prestigious museums. With a career spanning over 60 years, Oiva Toikka created his own unique world full of wonder and experimentation. As a designer and artist, he fully embraced the messiness of the creative process. “I’m not a perfectionist,” he famously said. “I just want to have some fun.”