2015 marks the 100th anniversary since Tapio Wirkkala’s birth, and this set of two dewdrop-kissed plates 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.
First founded as a glassworks company in 1881, iittala is now a leading company in modern Finnish design producing a range of dinnerware, glassware and art pieces. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpane... 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 bought salada plate before.and they were so nice ! so I bought dinner plate too.
they are my favorites.
June 15, 2015
Fast delivery with great packaging.
Beverly Hills, MI
April 6, 2015
Top Notch, so happy they re-issued.
Use with caution. Break somewhat easily.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE DISHES!!!
March 30, 2015
I love any dishes from Finland. These are exceptionally good quality and design! We love using them as everyday dishes ..... or for special occasion! Kiitos Paljon for making them available here in the US for a reasonable price.....plus free shipping!!!! Have a service for 8 now!!!
I bought 10 dinner plates in March 2015. I assumed that they would be microwave safe since they are glass but unfortunately one of my plates broke in half in the microwave. Are they not actually microwave safe?
They are not recommended to be used in the microwave
- only dishwasher safe.
Submitted by:FinnStyle Staff on September 23, 2015
Question regarding the Ultima Thule Dinner Plates- in the photo these plates appear to have a dark colored border, and not the all-glass plates of the past. Can you clarify this; i.e., are the plates completely glass, or do they have a colored/dark border around the plates? Thank you for your time and help!
The plates are all glass. This is a shadow in the picture due to the small, lipped curve the plates have.