2015 marked the 100th anniversary since Tapio Wirkkala’s birth, and this dewdrop-kissed plate 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.
Last four secondary images courtesy of Dans le Lakehouse. Click here to see more of her lake-inspired table setting, which features these iittala Ultima Thule Dinner Platess.
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 was able to finally get one of this and absolutely happy with it. Its gorgeous look makes anything that's on the plate look delicious. Since we have a small dining table, we use salad plates as regular plates and this dinner plate as a big center plate for main dish or whole cake etc. as it is large enough to use as such. Beautiful product.
Classic Design in Dining
August 16, 2022
There is something to be said when a design lasts over the years. It is classic and beautiful. I am happy to add this to my set. Love the way the light reflects off the pattern. This design can be accented with any color on the table. It elevates dining to another level. Sit back, relax and enjoy a lovely meal served on this iconic design.
Accents any color
Adds sparkle to the table
November 27, 2021
I now own a full selection of these timeless pieces. We use them on hot summer days on our terrace for a cool, icy look. But they're great year round. Great quality!
Iittala Ultima Thule Dinner Plate
August 6, 2020
Love the iittala Ultima plates!! Visitors from Finland brought some plates 20 years ago and sadly I broke 2 that day. Over time I've replaced the broken ones and can't stop adding to my collection (glasses and serving ware also). Just love the pattern.