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Inspired by melting ice in Nordic landscapes, the Iconic Ultima Thule series by Iittala is characterised above all by its truly unique and exclusive mouth-blown glass design, which easily becomes the highlight of any table setting. In addition to the wide variety of glasses included in the Ultima Thule series, you will find lots of other beautiful glass products such as the Ultima Thule candle holders, plates and carafes of various designs. The series also includes tea towels and paper napkins featuring patterns reminiscent of the glass products’ texture.
Ultima Thule is a famous glassware series that is best known for its beautiful glasses in unique designs. The series also includes several popular pitchers, bowls and tealight holders that serve as wonderful decorations.
Iittala’s Ultima Thule collection features a wide range of different drinking glasses for various beverages and occasions. In the collection you will find beer glasses, tumblers, whiskey glasses as well as several types of wine glasses, to name a few.
Yes. The Ultima Thule glasses can all be washed in the dishwasher. However, many of the other pieces in the collection should be washed by hand. Make sure to pay close attention to the manufacturer's care instructions before weashing your products.
The Ultima Thule series was created by Tapio Wirkkala. Tapio Wirkkala spent close to a thousand hours with glassblowers in order to recreate the look of melting ice of a Finnish island where the sun never sets. All their work and effort manifested in the form the Ultima Thule series, a norm breaking glassware collection that has become a true design classic. The collection was launched by Iittala in 1968.
The 100 years anniversary since the birth of the renowned designer Tapio Wirkkala was celebrated through the release of several new pieces of his most famous glassware collection, Ultima Thule. To the existing Ultima Thule collection a carafe and several types of glasses were added, featuring the same iconic design expression.
The norm breaking design expression of the Ultima Thule, with its uneven surface reminiscent of ice melting in the sun, is truly one of a kind. A tip is to combine the unique glasses and glass products of the Ultima Thule series with other tableware and glassware series of simple and minimalistic design, as the Ultima Thule series features a dominant design that easily becomes the centre of attention. Combining pieces of the Ultima Thule collection with simpler tableware can help create an exciting contrast in your table setting.