Inspired by the melting ice in Lapland, the Ultima Thule is design legend Tapio Wirkkala’s most famous work. Wirkkala originally created the surface of Ultima Thule in the 1960s after carving into a graphic mold. Ultima Thule is an exclusive design which reflects the thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the effect.
Legend Tapio Wirkkala was the pioneer of modern Finnish industrial art. His internationally renowned glass designs were often inspired by the raw beauty of his native Finland. Determined to recreate an ice-covered Finnish island where the sun never sets, Wirkkala spent nearly a thousand hours with the glassblowers at the Iittala Glass Factory, defying the rules of glassblowing. The Ultima Thule plate pays homage to the iconic design with an intricate pattern that brings a slice of Nordic nature that suits any table setting. Perfect for sides and dessert. Combines beautifully with other pieces in the collection.