The annual bird 2015 Lakla (the bean goose) is a product of Professor Oiva Toikka's boundless imagination. Lakla's dark green colouring is a reference to forests, which hold a special importance and mysticism for Toikka. There is also a certain mysticism within Lakla's wings, propelling the bird out of the shadowy forest and into the sunlight. Lakla is another superb example of iittala's glass-colouring expertise and the skill of its glassblowers. The dark green bird glows in the light and is a skilful combination of transparent and opal glass. The delicate lustre pattern on the wings is hand-made and the detailing makes each bird unique. Lakla — and its accompanying egg — will be made in 2015.