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iittala Ultima Thule Ice Lip Pitcher

iittala Ultima Thule Ice Lip Pitcher

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In modern literature, Ultima Thule is used to reference the furthest possible place in the world. Tapio Wirkkala's Ultima Thule glassware similarly references the icy cold reaches of Scandinaiva and the distinct expressive power of Finnish glass. Designed in 1968, Wirkkala’s Ultima Thule contributed to iittala’s national breakthrough and remains a distinctive iittala design.

The Ultima Thule ice lip pitcher has textured sides that reference the northern icy terrain of Scandinavia. The unique texture of the glass is created by a time-laboring technique that is created by the molten glass burning the surface of the wooden moulds.
  • ITEM #: II-UT000293
  • MATERIAL: Glass
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
  • Holds: 51 oz (1.5 l)
  • Care: Hand wash only

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... More iittala

Tapio Wirkkala

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

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100% Recommend this product (8 of 8 responses)
By Erika
Hudson Valley
August 25, 2020
So pretty and practical. Everyone enjoys it at the table.
By Mengli
Santa Clara, CA
Cute Pitcher
February 7, 2019
This glass pitcher is very unique. I use it to serve fruit juice everyday!
ProsPretty and easy wash
ConsNot for hot drink
By Elizabeth
San Diego, California
Beautiful and substantial
September 25, 2018
I’ve wanted this pitcher for a long time because it goes with my glasses. It’s substantial and stable/well balanced. It’s beautiful sitting on my table whether it holds iced tea, water or a bouquet of flowers. Yes, it’s a splurge but it’s so lovely.
By Nancy
Beautiful design!
August 5, 2018
I purchased this gem earlier this year and have used and enjoyed it on many occasions. Nice size, nicely weighted and lovely on the table. Compliments my Ulitma Thule glasses.
By Sharon
Beautiful Pitcher!
June 25, 2018
This Ittala Ultimate Thule Ice Lip Pitcher is very nice! It is a perfect size ... not too large. It is too beautiful to be stored in a cupboard ... it has found its place in our bar area... thank you Finn Style!
ProsTop quality as are all Iittala products!
By Sue
Pitcher is very nice
July 22, 2017
This is a gift. It cam packed very well & without any flaws.
December 28, 2015
Easy to pour with, attractive on the table very Festive with Christmas decorations
By Shelley C.
San Francisco, CA
Ultima Thule Ice Pitcher
December 11, 2011
I love this pitcher because it's not too big. It's very elegant and doesn't take up so much room on the table.
ProsJust the right size for the table.
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