Inspired by Tapio Wirkkala's iconic Ultima Thule glassware collection, the matching vase references the same icy reaches of Scandinavia through its resemblance of melting ice in a faraway land. However, this ceramic vase features a newly seen matte white exterior with an interior glaze, and the artful yet sturdy piece includes a weighted base. Bringing a sophisticated and elegant touch to the home, it will be the perfect holder of small tied bouquets and sprigs. Designed in 1968, Wirkkala’s Ultima Thule contributed to iittala’s national breakthrough and remains a distinctive iittala design.
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