Inspired by Tapio Wirkkala's iconic Ultima Thule glassware collection, the matching glass vase references the same icy reaches of Scandinavia through its resemblance of melting ice in a faraway land. The outside texture, weighted bottom, and three-footed base make this large glass vase artful yet sturdy for those large bouquets and flower arrangements. Bringing a sophisticated and elegant touch to the home, the power of Finnish glass truly stuns wherever it sits. Designed in 1968, Wirkkala’s Ultima Thule contributed to iittala’s national breakthrough and remains a distinctive iittala design. Each Ultima Thule vase is mouthblown at the Iittala Glass Factory in Finland, ensuring the highest craftsmanship and quality.
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