Ultima Thule Dessert Bowl, Rain, set/2
Designer: Tappio Wirkala (1968)
Country of Origin: Finland
Dimensions: 115mm Diameter
Why is it Special?
Iittala Ultima Thule is reminiscent of winter scenes in Finland.
Inspired by the melting ice in Lapland, the iittala Ultima Thule Footed Dessert Bowl was designed by the Finnish design legend Tapio Wirkkala.
Wirkkala originally created the textural Ultima Thule series in the 1960s from carving into a graphic mold. The glass is weighted on the bottom and sits on three artful feet. Ultima Thule is an exclusive design which reflects thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the melting ice effect.