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  • Iittala Ultima Thule by Tapio Wirkkala

Ultima Thule

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  • Description

    An exclusive and very Scandinavian design reflecting the thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the effect. This distinctive classic from the late 1960s contributed to Iittala's international success. The patterns gradually change as the glass burns the surface of the wooden moulds. The series was originally exclusive to the then newly opened Finnair Helsinki-New York route and is still used in the First Class cabins of Finnair long haul flights. The design is similar to the award winning Wirkkala Finlandia Vodka bottle of the same time.

  • Technical Info

    Iittala-glass is high quality, special glass, which is optically very bright. It endures chemical and mechanical wear well.

    Iittala glass has been specially treated to be dishwasher safe. By following the instructions below, your Iittala glasses will bring you joy for a long time. Place the glasses on the upper level of your dishwasher so that the rims do not touch during the wash. Fill the upper level of the dishwasher with other objects, so that the spurts of water do not move the glasses. Rinse milk and buttermilk glasses with cold water before placing them in the dishwasher to prevent proteins from settling on the glasses. Use short dishwashing programs and low temperatures. It is best to hand wash delicate glasses, pitchers and jugs. Do not stack warm glasses immediately after washing as they may get stuck and break.

    When serving hot drinks, we recommend glasses made from special heat resistant glass. Iittala glass is not oven safe nor do we recommend you put them in the microwave.

  • Designer
    Tapio Wirkkala

    (1915-1985) Born in Hanko, Finland. Tapio Wirkkala is known as the versatile genius of design. His contribution to design includes everything from glass products to the design of banknotes and graphic art. During his career, Wirkkala has participated in many interntional exhibitions, as well as being the artistic director of the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki for many years. He has won a large number of awards, including three gold medals at the Triennale in Milan in 1951, followed by another three in 1954.

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    • Beer glass 60cl
    • Bowl Ø 20cm
    • Cordial 5cl
    • Goblet 34cl
    • Highball 38cl
    • Ice-lip pitcher 150cl
    • Old Fashioned 20cl
    • On The Rocks 28cl
    • Pitcher 50cl
    • Plate 19cm
    • Plate 25cm
    • Red wine 23cl
    • Serving platter Ø 37cm
    • Sparkling wine 18cl
    • White wine 16cl

  • Delivery

    In stock

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