Cheers! 2015 marks the 100th anniversary since Tapio Wirkkala’s birth, and this set of two beer glasses is the perfect commemoration and celebration of his life and works. In classic literature, Ultima Thule is used to reference the furthest possible place in the world. Designed in 1968, the Ultima Thule Glassware similarly references the icy cold reaches of Scandinavia. The unique melting texture of these pieces are achieved through specialized molds, the first of which were made by Wirkkala himself. Iittala Ultima Thule is still loved today by modern and traditional enthusiasts for its timeless quality and charm.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... More iittala
From graphic art to banknotes, Finnish-born Tapio Wirkkala's portfolio is a quite arguably one of the most versatile. Still, he is most widely known for his wonderful work with glass. Texture plays a big role in Wirkkala's creative portfolio. His 1952 "Tapio" glassware experiments with air ... More Tapio Wirkkala
I purchased 8 of these glasses in the last year and love their esthetic and size. They are elegant but also perfect for everyday use. I plan on purchasing other sizes to add to my collection.
Victoria, BC Canada
February 14, 2017
I purchased this pair of Iittala beer glasses to give away as a gift. I couldn't help myself and had to take a peek into the package. The glasses are beautiful and much bigger than I thought they were. I may have to order a pair for myself also.
ProsThey are very attractive and a large size
November 13, 2016
These are beautiful. I love the little feet. Very substantial
San Francisco, CA.
May 24, 2016
These are a great size and have a great weight to them while maintaining the contemporary elegance of the entire line! I am pleased I have added these to our collection.
can be used for many types of drinks
August 9, 2015
These glasses are amazing. The texture and weight of the glasses are high-quality, Everything you would expect from iittala.