Legend Tapio Wirkkala was the pioneer of modern Finnish industrial art. Internationally recognized for his glass designs, Wirkkala’s greatest inspiration always came from his native Finland. Wirkkala defied the rules of glassblowing with his iconic Ultima Thule collection. Inspired by ice and snow, Wirkkala spent nearly a thousand hours with the glassblowers at the Iittala Glass Factory, to recreate a unique slice of Nordic nature. Characterized by a rounded base supported by three ice peaks that float above the surface, the groundbreaking Ultima Thule brings a piece of arctic nature into any interior. The clear Ultima Thule bowl is a stunning serving piece for nuts, candies, condiments or desserts. Striking gift.
- Brand: iittala
- Designer: Tapio Wirkkala
- Country: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
- Material: Glass
- Measurements: 2" tall x 4.5" in diameter (5 x 11 cm)
- Holds: 9.25 oz (26 cl)
inheired these and almost gave them away but hung on because I loved them so. Now that I know the history I love them even more! They are lovely yet tough and have used them with coloured floral foam for table centre pieces. Would love the big bowl!