Cheers! 2015 was the 100th anniversary since Tapio Wirkkala’s birth, so the Ultima Thule Champagne Glass was created in perfect commemoration and celebration of his life and works. In classic literature, Ultima Thule is used to reference the furthest possible place in the world. Designed in 1968, the Ultima Thule Glassware similarly references the icy cold reaches of Scandinavia and the distinct expressive power of glass as a medium. The unique melting texture of these pieces are achieved through specialized molds, the first of which were made by Wirkkala himself. Through a break from the typical clean-lined nature of Nordic design, the extraordinary collection gained popularity after being used on Finnair’s first flights between Helsinki and New York. Iittala Ultima Thule is still loved today by modern and traditional enthusiasts for its timeless quality and charm.
- Brand: iittala
- Designer: Tapio Wirkkala
- Product family: iittala Ultima Thule
- Material: Glass
- Measurements: 4-1/2" H x 2" Diameter (11 x 5 cm)
- Holds: 6 oz (18 cl)
- Country: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
- Dishwasher Safe
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