A special edition bowl set in Tapio Wirkkala’s celebrated Ultima Thule series is not only ideal for serving this season, but a wonderful way to honor the designer who was born a century ago. The name "Ultima Thule" is a literature reference to the furthest possible place and pays homage to the icy beauty of the Finnish landscape. The unique melting texture of the glass is achieved through a specialize mold, the first of which was made by Wirkkala himself. Though a break from the typical clean-lined nature of Nordic design, Ultima Thule is still loved today by modern and traditional enthusiasts for its timeless quality and charm.
Each set includes 1 serving bowl and 3 dining bowls at regular price PLUS 1 dining bowl as a FREE GIFT with purchase (a $14 value, already reflected in special price)
Serving bowl measures: 4-3/4 H x 9-1/4” Diameter (12 x 23 cm)
Individual bowls measure: 2” H x 5-1/2” Diameter (5 x 14 cm)
Price is for set of 1 serving bowl and 4 dining bowls.
Dishwasher safe with care.
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The Ultima Thule pattern is truly unique. We ordered and received the bowls in time for Thanksgiving. They were a hit. Our guests had never seen anything like them.
By Mary P.
Iittala bowl set
October 9, 2016
This was a gift for my daughter-in-law who has Finnish ancestry. Her feedback was very positive. She loved the set and plans to use them frequently.
A very versatile set of bowls
August 29, 2016
iittala's Ultima Thule is a beautiful design and it's especially nice in the form of these bowls. The large bowl can hold a salad for 4 to 6 persons. The individual bowls are the perfect size for a side serving of salad. However, I find I also use them for cereal, pudding, and other desserts. They've turned out to be even more useful than I'd imagined. A welcome addition to my personal and social dining.
Simply amazing quality and delivery time!
June 20, 2016
The shipping was remarkably fast and the items well-packed. I like the serving bowl shape and versatile size and am considering the purchase of another set while they are still available. The small bowls are just perfect for small items on a buffet table, as well as a perfect individual serving of summer fruit salads or ice cream desserts. My Finnish mother-in-law owned a lot of Finnish glassware and dinnerware. The versatility of the Ultima Thule Pattern drew me into beginning to acquire it at Christmastime. The goblets and glasses are unique, beautiful, and are comfortable for most ages to hold and drink from. They fit so nice in my dishwasher, and being clear glass fit in with the eclectic nature of my dinnerware collections. Since Finnstyle is located in Minnesota I am definitely going to visit their store to see what other "must haves" I can find! :)
Adding to my Collection
May 24, 2016
Nice to be able to expand my Iittala table settings -- clear glass goes with my colorful pieces.
Striking serving set
December 28, 2015
I love the Ultima Thule line, and these bowls don't disappoint. They seem to be fairly sturdy, with a decent thickness; I was initially worried they may be thin and seem to delicate for normal use, but they feel solid.