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
So pleased! Swedish Mother-inLaw turned me on to this line of glassware. Although the first ones I ordered were smaller than expected, we will use them for a small cocktail or port. These glasses advertised as beer glasses. I will use them for beer and water for a casual meal. They came carefully wrapped and in perfect condition!
Good size, pleased with timely delivery.
Absolutely Gorgeous! (and handle with care)
April 9, 2021
These glasses are simply works of art. I unboxed them with a huge smile on my face, washed them, and placed them in my cabinet with pride. They're weighted quite pronouncedly towards the bottom where the glass is thickest. Trust me, get these and prepare yourself for compliments from guests. But one word of caution: handle with care, as there are only three little feet on the bottom of each glass offering support. So, you have to sit them down evenly, not at a tilt.
Well Designed Glasses
March 11, 2021
The glasses are unique and well designed. Very good quality; received a lot of compliments for them from guests.
The right hand held size
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Perfect gift for beer drinkers
August 13, 2020
This Iittala Ultima Thule Anniversary Beer Glasses set was a wedding gift to my niece and her husband. They both love beer, and they were very enthusiastic about these unique glasses. They arrived in perfect condition and very quickly. Thank you Finnstyle for your great service.
August 11, 2020
Best glasses I have ever had a drink from. They make me remember my mom who had 2 glasses for years and we could never figure out where they came from. Thankfully I found them years after she passed.
Great feel of the glass. Pretty.
April 6, 2020
I love the look, the feel and the quality of these pieces! Always a conversation starter at meals.
August 5, 2018
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.
They 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.