Iittala Ultima Thule Glass Plates 19-25cm

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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.

  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Dishwasher safe
Tapio Wirkkala
Designed by

Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a multitalented design genius, widely considered a leading figure of modern Finnish industrial art. Wirkkala's wide ranging portfolio spans from glass, furniture and product design to sculpture, city planning, art, graphics and even creating banknotes for the Finnish treasury. As his reputation grew internationally, Wirkala exhibited throughout the world but he was a recluse by nature. His favorite place was a spot so remote within the deep woodlands of middle Finland that helicopters delivered prototypes to his hut since no car could reach him. It was in nature that he found his much loved solitude and the inspiration for forms that industry could produce or artwork could create. Throughout his incredibly productive career, Wirkkala received numerous awards including three gold medals at the Milan Triennale, the Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal and the Prince Eugen Medal.

Iittala
About the brand

Iittala is a Finnish design brand that has become synonymous with timeless Scandinavian design and craftsmanship. Founded in 1881 in the village of Iittala, Finland, the company has a rich heritage and a commitment to producing high-quality, functional, and aesthetically pleasing products for everyday use.

The brand believes that good design should be accessible, enhance daily life, and stand the test of time. Their products are characterized by clean lines, minimalistic forms, and a focus on functionality.

By collaborating with a diverse group of designers, Iittala brings fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and a range of design aesthetics to their product lineup. Notable collaborations include Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck, and Oiva Toikka.

Iittala has created several iconic design classics that have become symbols of Finnish design excellence. The Aalto vase, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936, is one of the most famous examples. It is characterized by its organic shape, timeless elegance, and the use of glass as a material.

Their products are made with exceptional attention to detail and expertise, ensuring that each piece is crafted to the highest standards. This commitment to craftsmanship is evident in their glassware, ceramics, and other product categories.

Iittala's durable designs and timeless aesthetics contribute to a more sustainable approach to consumption.

Iittala products can be found in Iittala stores, selected retailers worldwide.

Panik Design is an Authorised retailer for Iittala

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