Timo Sarpaneva is said to be one of the three best designers in Finland. The other two would be Kaj Franck and Tapio Wirkkala. He created graphics, textiles, glass (iittala), ceramics (Rosendahl) and metals. One of his great graphical work that he has done would be the company logo “i “ for iittala in a red circle. This logo was created for his glass collection called i-line in 1956, for which he received one of his Grand Prix in Milan.
The bird bottle was made in 1956 as the i-collection series. The original was hand blown but it was remanufactured in 2003 by machine.The clear type is the one remanufactured and the Gray is the original.