Design by Tapio Wirkkala, 1968.
Made in Finland by Iittala.
Inspired by the melting ice in Lapland, designer Tapio Wirkkala originally created the textured surface of Ultima Thule in the 1960s, after carving into a graphic mold. This exclusive design reflects thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the effect. Each piece of the Ultima Thule collection features a sophisticated, intriguing pattern that evolved organically during production as the glass burned the surface of the wooden molds.
Designed for everyday enjoyment, the Ultima Thule Double Old-Fashioned Glass is dishwasher safe. Sold in sets of 2.
Material(s): Cast glass
Designer: Tapio Wirkkala
(1915-1985) Born in Hanko, Finland. Tapio Wirkkala is known as the versatile genius of design. His contribution to design includes everything from glass products to the design of banknotes and graphic art. During his career, Wirkkala has participated in many interntional exhibitions, as well as being the artistic director of the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki for many years. He has won a large number of awards, including three gold medals at the Triennale in Milan in 1951, followed by another three in 1954.View other products by Tapio Wirkkala
In the early years of modernism and functionalism, during the 1930s and 40s, pioneers like Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck led the development of the Iittala brand. Their belief was that objects should always be designed with a thought, essential and above all, available to all. It was their thinking that set the foundation for the Iittala design philosophy — to push the boundaries and to give people beauty and function.
Iittala strives to create icons that will last a lifetime. What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people's everyday lives. More than just beautiful objects, Iittala creates timeless designs that will never be thrown away.View other products from Iittala