About a week ago I went to the Nordic Travel Fair 2012 (Matkamessut) with my mother and sister. We stopped to watch the beautiful glass work of Iittala at the Helsinki World Design Capital section. They had a huge oven and all the equipment to blow the glass into shape right there.
After a few sighs for the clean-cut pieces of glass the Iittala representative told us that since we are daughters we can get free figures for ourselves as the other children can. We didn't quite understand the suggestion at first and had to ask if it was correct that we can just "take them" with us. Yes, that was alright so we took the figures that we felt as our own. The colorful little swan was the very first thing I saw at the table. Funny story overall, but very, very nice indeed.